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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Chloé, hairstylist and visual artist Bob Recine was enlisted by Barneys New York to create a series of absolutely insane and simultaneously stunning windows. Though the mannequins are clad in the fashion house's designs, the highlight of the display is the hair: in the window above, brass, woodwind, and string instruments shoot out from the mannequin's neck, and in another, yards and yards of hair-like material is braided and suspended to the ceiling.
Recine told The Window blog: "We translated hair into something that has nothing to do with hair. It's always my starting and inspiration point to create something explosive and interesting, and something for people to stop and stare and look at." Head here for a behind-the-scenes video of the installation.
· Behind the Chloé Windows With Bob Recine [The Window/Barneys]
· Barneys Windows Get Their Weird Back with Surreal Videos [Racked NY]
· All In the Window Coverage [Racked NY]