NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DDI Magazine has named Bergdorf Goodman as the Platinum Award winner in the annual Winning Windows Manhattan holiday retail window competition. Anthropologie Rockefeller Center took home the second-place Gold Award, and both the Ralph Lauren Women's and Ralph Lauren Baby stores were honored with the third-place Silver Award. The winners were announced at the 16th annual PAVE Gala in New York on Dec. 5.
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For the 13th consecutive year, the DDI Winning Windows awards honor the top three Manhattan retail stores for their excellence in holiday window design. Winning Windows judges walked New York City, touring the storefronts and delighting in the creative, festive and impeccably executed designs that window teams across the city have spent the past year planning.
Judging was based on three criteria: originality and creativity, spirit of the season and technical aspects of execution. This year's judges included Alison Embrey Medina, executive editor, DDI Magazine; Jessie Dowd, senior editor, DDI Magazine; and Peter-Tolin Baker, principal at P-T B Design Services.
Bergdorf Goodman's windows, titled "BG Follies of 2012," are inspired by the lavish performances of American popular entertainment of the '20s and '30s Jazz Age. The windows evoke the glorious era of Art Deco theater palaces, with each of the five windows representing a separate act. The five main Fifth Avenue windows feature the following acts: "Tuning Up," "Rhapsody in Feathers," "Follies in Miniature," "Canine Daredevils" and "The Mirror Kaleidoscope." The acts continue along 57th and 58th streets and across Fifth Avenue in front of the Men's Store. The windows mesmerize with their impeccably executed details and tell a story full of fantasy, drama and wit.
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