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If you want to see hip, modern holiday window displays in New York City, head to Barneys New York. While the theme of the Barneys holiday windows changes every year, they are always humorous and snarky, as well as creative and interesting. The window displays are typically unveiled in late November or early December and are on view through the New Year.
"A New York Holiday" - 2013 Holiday Windows
This year's interactive holiday installation was conceived by rapper Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter, visual artist Joanie Lemercier and Barneys New York Creative Director Dennis Freedman. The various windows feature video mapping, LED light design and projections, as well as the opportunity for viewers to participate in the windows by riding in a sleigh that is featured in one of the windows.
GAGA's Workshop - Barneys 2011 Holiday WindowsBarneys New York has established itself as being the place to go to see current trends and new ideas in holiday window displays, and this year is no different. GAGA's Workshop is the result of a collaboration between Lady Gaga and Barneys New York, offering a variety of special gift ideas, from Magnetic Gaga Dress Up Dolls to Motorcycle Jackets.
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The 2010 Holiday Windows at Barneys New York feature caricatures of famous chefs and a celebration of Foodie culture.
The 2009 Holiday Window Displays at Barneys New York celebrate the 35th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, with windows depicting famous characters and actors from throughout the shows 35 years.
Jenny Ross / Barneys New York
Each window depicts this year's theme of Love & Peace, whether it's featuring a Volkswagen, counter-culture women or celebrating the 50th anniversary of the peace sign.
Timothy Elliot / Barneys New York
In keeping with Barneys switch to eco-conscious catalogs and recycled shopping bags, this year's holiday windows each have a conservation related theme such as The Twelve Green Days of Christmas and Rudolph the Recycling Reindeer.
These window displays continue the hip, modern tone that we've come to expect from Barneys holiday windows. Each window depicts an era from Andy Warhol's life, from his illustrator beginnings to his obsessive collecting later in life.
These window displays play off the idea of royalty -- from the Borough of Queens to label Kings and Queens, each window features entertaining caricatures.
The 2004 Barneys holiday windows lined Madison Avenue with pop culture images combined with couture fashions from the store.