Holiday Window Displays 2010

Bergdorf Goodman- Fantastic Voyage

Holiday window, “Day Tripping,” is a spontaneous jaunt to the moon, depicted by a futuristic spacescape.  Inspired by the 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans la Lune, by Georges Melies.

More than 2,800 people entered Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday Polyvore challenge, where they had to design a virtual window display coinciding with the store’s own holiday windows.

A take on “fantastical ride through vintage futurism, featuring 19th century space travel, Victorian aviation and the wonders of the Industrial Revolution.” Contestants were invited to make collages that coincide with this theme, using provided art on Polyvore that included flying machines as well as fashion and accessories from the store itself.

Bergdorf Goodman & Polyvore's virtual window display winner
Bergdorf Goodman "Day Tripping"


Bergdorf Goodman "Day Tripping" close up

Barneys New York

Barneys Holiday window 2010

Recycled Ornament

Here we meet Ms. Illy, the centerpiece of Simon Doonan’s windows for Barneys New York. Ms. Illy is fashioned from recycled Illy espresso tins and foil. Doonan and his team used 300 three-kilo Illy tins, 250 foil bags, and 250 8.8-oz. Illy cans to create her. Ms. Illy has an espresso machine headpiece (Illy’s Francis X1 iperEspresso machine), a coffee-scoop earring, and a festive holiday garland made from 300 paper cups.

Barneys New York 2010

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2010

Saks Fifth Avenue: Whimsical creatures and travel

Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2010
Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2010
Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2010
Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2010

Le Bon Marche


Le Bon Marche (Paris) Holiday 2010 – Video projection of singing lips

Le Bon Marché has the most innovative holiday windows this year. Video artist Bertrand Planes has an installation of four animated videos that take center stage. The windows all humorously reference the holiday turkey.


Le Bon Marche (Paris) Holiday 2010

Van Cleef & Arpels


Van Cleef & Arpels Holiday 2010

Vintage Nautical Voyage

Van Cleef & Arpels Holiday 2010
Van Cleef & Arpels Holiday 2010

More Inspired Windows…

Nicole Farhi paper sculpture
Nicole Farhi paper sculpture



Lanvin Men's Holiday window 2010 - Clean and simple
Modern Christmas display using natural materials



Holiday display with post-its! Clean, modern and functional
Bloomingdale's Holiday 2010 -video display



Happy Holidays 2010!

This post is a tribute to the wonderful artists of visual merchandising and window display.–1414/