Photos by Neil Rasmus for BFA
Bloomingdale’s celebrated the unveiling of its holiday windows at its 59th Street flagship store in Manhattan last night, with performances by the cast of Dear Evan Hansen – a new original musical now in previews on Broadway. Members of the cast performed songs from the show as well as holiday favorites. After the performance, guests were invited to head to Lexington Avenue for the official unveiling of the 2016 holiday windows.
For its windows this season, Bloomingdale’s has partnered with a group of dynamic visual artists who were each challenged to create a one-of-a-kind chandelier that is a work of their artistic expression based on the word “light”.
The eight chandeliers, which were commissioned exclusively for Bloomingdale’s, will be auctioned off to benefit the retailer’s long-standing holiday charity partner, the Child Mind Institute. The auction, hosted on CharityBuzz.com/BloomingdalesAuction, runs through December 20 with opening bids starting at $2,000. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from this auction will benefit the Child Mind Institute’s mission to transform the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
In addition to the chandelier auction, Bloomingdale’s will continue to support the Child Mind Institute for the seventh consecutive year with their annual collectible Little Brown Bear by Gund.