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Bergdorf Goodman Jazzes Up Fifth Ave with Its Holiday Windows

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After two weeks of build-up, the season of grand holiday reveals concludes with the biggest unveiling of all. Bergdorf Goodman, master of baroque, complicated, high-fashion, just-generally-breathtaking Christmas windows, has officially pulled back the curtain on its 2012 display, the theme of which is the Jazz Age. (Yes, that seems to be a trend this year.)

The windows unfold across five acts, beginning with "Tuning Up," which features an all-girl orchestra. Next is "Rhapsody in Feathers," starring white peacocks and a fan dancer, followed by "Follies in Miniature," starring tiny antique mannequins from the 1940s. Act four, "Canine Daredevils," involves many dogs and one Alexander McQueen gown, while the big finale, "The Mirror Kaleidoscope," wraps up with a rotating starburst and two mannequins dressed in custom Naeem Khan. See it all in the slideshow above.
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· Bergdorf Goodman [Official Site]

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