Camp Takes Over Bergdorf Goodman's Fifth Avenue Windows in Honor of the Met Exhibit

Lauren Loudermilk | May 6, 2019 | Style & Beauty

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Walk down Fifth Avenue and you might notice Bergdorf Goodman's window displays have taken a turn for the eccentric.

BG's longtime window dresser David Hoey has created custom, campy displays for all eight of the Fifth Avenue windows in homage to The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s spring exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion, opening May 9. While the 2019 Met Gala theme has been somewhat of a head-scratcher (spawning several "What is Camp?" articles), it's based around Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’ ” and celebrates the most theatrical—not to mention cheekiest—parts of fashion. Accordingly, BG's windows are adorned with quotes from Sontag's essay and are dressed with designers like Dries van Noten, Valentino and, of course, Gucci, Gucci, Gucci (the brand's creative director, Alessandro Michele, is one of the gala's co-chairs). Through May 27

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Photography by: Ricky Zehavi | Bergdorf Goodman