One good thing (the only good thing?) about dropping off my laptop for repair at the 5th Avenue Mac store (open 24/7 365) was the opportunity to see the Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows. They are really wonderful at extra sparkly when viewed in the evening (or after 4:30 when it starts getting dark - grumble, grumble).
Bergdorf Goodman's windows are a tribute to the famous designer Tony Duquette.
Duquette was a protégé of Elsie de Wolfe, from her Lady Mendl days when she spent much of her time in Hollywood. He designed jewelry, interiors, film and stage sets, costumes, and just about anything you could think of, for such clients as de Wolfe, the Duchess of Windsor, and Greta Garbo. He evolved a kind of Hollywood rococo style, sensuous, colorful, gilded, layered, and — the phrase pops up whenever anyone writes about Duquette — over the top. In other words, it is a perfect inspiration for Bergdorf's windows. - Francis Morrone - The Sun, November 19, 2007
The theme is "The Elements." Each of the windows in chuck full of grand stokes - a floating gold elephant - and little details - monkeys and mermaids. The smaller windows in between the large ones are just as scrumptious and worth pausing for.
Just the thing to get my mind off my now empty laptop case.
Bergdorf Goodman: west side of 5th Ave btwn 57/58th St