We may have to wait until March to see Tim Burton's take on Alice in Wonderland (still above) but New Yorkers will have a holiday treat to tide them over, starting on November 20 thanks to Bergdorf Goodman.
Inspired by the imaginative works of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, Bergdorf’s Senior Director of Visual Presentation David Hoey and his team of artists are working at a fever pitch behind the scenes (the windows are shrouded and still in process) to create a “Curiouser and Curiouser” take on scenes and characters portrayed in Carroll’s works.
Here's what you can expect to see:
- An all-mirror window will include a floor-to-ceiling Venetian mirror featuring a girl trying to enter a large fireplace as portrayed in Through the Looking Glass.
- A window featuring a library made out of paper will inhabit paper animals such as a cat, flamingo, turtle and a lizard, all taken from Carroll’s fantasies.
- An interpretation of a game room with a regal theme will house a birds-eye-view of a chess game and will feature a King and Queen playing with over-sized chess pieces. The window will be filled with playing cards, a vintage roulette wheel and several games such as mahjong and backgammon.
- A Victorian themed window will depict a tree house surrounded by a forest of roses and a girl sitting on a tree branch playing with a Cheshire cat.
- The all-wood, ‘Drink Me’ window, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, will be the most fanatically detail-focused window, filled with an excess of staircases ranging from full-scale to tiny. The window will contain hundreds of staircases all connecting into little doorways and rooms and will feature a full-size mannequin standing with a miniature girl who holds the key to one of the doorways.
Bergdorf Goodman is located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street. Visit the holiday windows from November 20 through January 6, 2010.