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Now that all of the major department stores have revealed their holiday windows, it's time to examine them in more detail. For the next couple weeks, we'll be running galleries of key holiday displays across the city. Then, we'll hold a vote to determine the greatest Christmas windows of 2011.Anna Fischer, 12/1/11
Henri Bendel window designer Gilberto Santana decided to feature the Statue of Liberty in his holiday display because it's her 125th birthday. Why he put her in a robe of jelly beans is less clear, but she looks pretty terrific, especially for a woman of her years. The dress is hand-made of over 3,000 jelly beans in watermelon, root beer, and pear, all shellacked with a coat of paint. Lady Liberty is the centerpiece, but the windows also feature dolls acting out little New York City apartment vignettes, as well as taxis and other signs of city life.
· Henri Bendel unveils its holiday window [NYDN]
· All holiday windows coverage [Racked NY]