Beyond Words-McQueen Windows at Bergdorf Goodman Part 2
As promised, here is the part two collection of images of the Bergdorf's vitrines for Alexander McQueen. I found this small interview on the
and wanted to share the vision behind the Alexander McQueen windows by David Hoey who is the store windows genius.
"We designed these windows after spending several weeks researching the work of Alexander McQueen. We looked at every runway look from the past 12 years, as well as viewed videos of all his shows. In doing so, we uncovered the sensibility unique to Alexander McQueen: Gothic elements, love of nature, iconoclasm, unusual shapes, clothing-as-armour, rigorous tailoring, striking use of materials, exquisite craftsmanship. Among other revelations, we found that in McQueen there is seriousness of purpose with many parallels to contemporary British art.
McQueen’s work was highly inspiring. Especially thrilling was the opportunity to work with natural materials in bizarre ways. The fashions suggested an extreme approach to settings and props. Each window is different from the others, but we have created, among other things, a cabinet of British curiosities, a mysterious forest, and a video installation showing clips from a decade’s worth of McQueen runway shows. I hope you enjoy them" David Hoey
all images by Villa Bisono