No joke: this is one of the new spring window displays at Bergdorf Goodman.
Yep, aliens have landed at Bergdorf Goodman, and they’re not alone. Frankenstein came along for the ride…
…As did this raptor, and a number of other horror movie characters.
So assuming you have a soft spot for horror movies as I do, your reaction was probably about the same as mine on first glance: cool!
But now look back on the photos…at the almost total lack of detail…Remember that we’re still a good six months from Halloween…I gotta be honest: could Bergdorf have tried just a little bit harder? Do these even make an ounce of sense?
Let’s look at the alien one again – it’s just an alien next to a woman in a dress! That’s it! No background, no details, nothing!
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against weirdness. Frankly, my problem is the opposite: it’s nowhere near Bergdorf’s traditionally very high weird standards! For example, compare the above photo to the pictures that great New York photographer Wally G snapped in 2008:
Crazy, right? I know nothing about fashion or jewelry or whatever, yet the displays paint a really intriguing, creepy scene that would definitely make me stop and stare. Now compare them to, uh, this bear from the current series…
…or this Dracula one:
I don’t get it – why couldn’t they give our horror movie icons the treatment they deserve?! It’s like they were short on ideas, and Halloween Adventure was having a sale on full-size mannequins. Too bad.
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