Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk

Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk, #BGWindows, Bergdorf Goodmen, NYC
Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk I
It would appear that #theMannequins that star in the Bergdorf Goodman windows (#BGWindows) are easily transformed.  Seems like just last week they were appearing in the #BGWindows Follies.  And, wasn't it only yesterday that they served as simple foils for the fashions of Dior?  Now playing?  A homage to the Punk:  Chaos to Couture show at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute.

Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk II, #BGWindows, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk II
The punk #BGwindows are staged better than the Costume Institute show although, in a move unusual for Bergdorf's, a bit of merchandising has crept into the mix.  Each window features a helpful little list of the clothing on display and where a particular piece can be found in the store (if they are on sale that is -- some pieces are not).  It's a tangible reminder that Bergdorf's is a department store -- a purveyor of fine goods as it were -- and that the windows are just another merchandising vehicle.  

I spent a bit of time loitering outside Bergdorf's with my camera last Saturday.   The mannequin clad in #GarethPugh was a particular draw for the crowds walking by.  Even though if she was only just a mannequin sporting a Mohawk....

Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk III, #BGwindows, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk III
....yet she had a growing fan base and paparazzi to boot.....

Fans of Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk, #BGWindows, #NYC
Fans of Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk
A Singular Fan of Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk, #BGWindows, #NYC
A Singular Fan (Stalker?) of Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk II
Fans of Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk II, #BGWindows, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
Some Don't Slow Down & Some Stop and Stare
Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk Causes Some Double Takes, #BGWindows, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk Causes Some Double Takes
Paparazzi Stalking Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk, #BGWindows, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
Paparazzi Stalking Just a Mannequin Sporting a Mohawk
Mom, Grams, I Want to Grow up to be Just Like Her! #BGWindows, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
Mom, Grams, I want to Grow up to be Just Like Her!

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