“Nothing very bad could happen to you there,” Audrey Hepburn’s elusive Holly Golightly tells George Peppard’s Paul Varjak in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” “The quietness and the proud look of it….I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.”
We know just what you mean, Audrey, particularly at this time of year, with visions of Tiffany baubles dancing in our heads. The silver and jewelry emporium’s nostalgic windows not only conjure those. They inspire you to have breakfast, lunch or maybe even dinner at (outside) Tiffany’s. (Hint: There’s a light show involved. More on that in a bit.)
“The 2014 windows focus on the energy and sophistication of New York City in the 1950s and ’60s,” said Richard Moore, vice president, creative visual merchandising, Tiffany & Co. “Then as now, Tiffany & Co. was the city’s greatest jeweler, at the forefront of fashion and design. We’ve captured the era’s style and enthusiasm in witty illustrations of families and couples rejoicing in a city sparkling in snow and holiday glamour.”
Each window tells a holiday story through illustrations created in a palette of vibrant blues, lavender and pops of color, with Tiffany jewelry and the Tiffany blue box incorporated into each scene.
Merrymakers are featured ice-skating at Rockefeller Center, with the famous tree surrounded by Tiffany blue boxes and jewelry; exploring Times Square with Tiffany jewels sparkling on billboards; romancing in a snowy Central Park adorned with diamonds; gazing at the gems in Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue windows; enjoying a snowy night in front of a cozy fire reflected in gleaming Tiffany T bracelets and a view of the Empire State Building.
In addition, the light show overlays the façade of the Fifth Avenue flagship store. The starbursts of illuminated crystals are inspired by the display created for the Tiffany Diamond at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and marks the 75th anniversary of that exhibit.
The window display and light show continue through Jan. 5, with the light show taking place every 15 minutes from 4 p.m. to midnight.
For more, visit tiffany.com. – edited by Georgette Gouveia