If you’re a lover of sparkle and spectacle, get yourself to New York’s Christmas window displays pronto.
At Bergdorf’s, marvel at medieval knights encrusted in iridescent crystals (3rd photo from top), lions festooned with golden mane and jeweled crowns and windows with geometric cut-outs of foil flashing in bold color light-plays.
For uber fantasy, however, this year Saks takes the crown. Spraying their windows with a ton of sparkles and jewels, the fantastic scenes suggest Russian ice palaces, Chinese empresses (second from top photo) and Miss Havisham’s shadowy banquet table. The top photo features a headdress that seems to have channeled Cher’s dramatic black feather Academy Award night adornment.
Further uptown, Ralph Lauren’s Christmas windows are more ladylike with mannequins in restrained black (bottom photo). But even here silver streamers and a giant silver bowl filled with champagne reflect the sparkling, festive season.
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