Fashion Meets Literature

I ended up going to NYC for fun and ended up going full-on tourist. I've been to New York more times than I can count (or remember for that matter) but ever since I bought myself a DSLR , I can't stop taking photos. (Camera novelty, I think).


Right when I was taking this photo, some random Asian 20-year-old couple walked by, saying "Ugh, international tourists with their DSLRs". I laughed with my friend, because we're such "international tourists" from the next state over. 

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I got off at the 5th Ave. subway stop mistakenly (I had thought a place that we were going was close by, but I was way off) so I decided to walk around. 




I ended up seeing a cool window display at Bergdorf Goodman (the one in the photo was actually the Bergdorf Goodman across the street), called "Great Moments in Literature", which I thought was pretty cool because it referenced many pieces of classic literature.


Bergdorf Goodman Animal Farm Window Display
This is a reference to George Orwell's Animal Farm. While most of the allusions were rather shallow, I still thought it was cool. 



Bergdorf Goodman  Window Display

An allusion to Kafka's Metamorphosis






Marcel Proust Bergdorf Goodman Window Display

I had no idea what this alluded to but after some Googling, it's an allusion to Marcel Proust, who's a French novelist. One of his famous quotes from his novels was "Longtemps je me suis couché de bonne heure (For a long time, I've been going to bed early)."



I thought this was pretty neat to have the season’s clothes displayed in this fashion (no pun intended, har har har). Have you seen any other pop culture references to literature?


2 comments

  1. Kelly TheWellReadRedheadMarch 12, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    OMG, those Bergdorf displays are amazing! A book lover's dream. And don't feel bad about DSLR = tourist, I did the same exact thing when I bought my DSLR...and I live in the SAME state...haha.

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  2. I work right near here + I had no idea this had happened! What a cool idea for a window display! Love to see your love of NYC and all your pics. I never get tired of it!

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