On November 17th, Fifth Avenue luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman unveiled its 2014 holiday windows in an “explosive” fashion during a program filled with tons of fantasy and fun in NYC.
The event included the lighting of the iconic UNICEF Snowflake at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street by actor, UNICEF Ambassador and U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Téa Leoni, as well as a special performance by Tony-Award winning actress Nikki M. James (“Les Miserables” and “Book of Mormon”).
Téa lit the Snowflake during a ceremony hosted by U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern, Bergdorf Goodman President Joshua Schulman and Bergdorf Goodman Senior Vice President Linda Fargo outside of the Bergdorf Goodman storefront. Broadway Kids Care also hit the stage to perform their renditions of holiday favorites for the crowd.
Festivities continued throughout the store, with 10 percent of proceeds from 6:00-8:00PM ET – including sales of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the only DVD/Blu-ray to be carried in Bergdorf Goodman and select Neiman Marcus stores this holiday season – benefitting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Bergdorf Goodman’s theme this holiday season is “Inspired,” with the store’s Fifth Avenue window displays embarking on a visual manifestation of this idea. Each window is based on a different art form drawn from the performing arts, applied arts and fine arts. Bergdorf Goodman’s team of display artists, helmed once again by Senior Director of Visual Presentation David Hoey, spent 11 months planning and producing this spectacle. Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows will be on view through January 4, 2015.
Photo Credit: Sherridon Poyer