Bergdorf Goodman window displays pay tribute to MET Gala honoree Charles James, British-born fashion designer known as “America’s First Couturier”.

Bergdorf Goodman asked their own masters of craft: Mary Katrantzou, ‘Ralph Rucci’, Libertine, Naeem Khan, Rosie Assoulin, Giambattista Valli, and Rodarte to create seven exclusive one-of-a-kind gowns inspired by the Charles James.

best-window-displays_bergdorf-goodman_2014_spring_charles-james–beyond-fashion_02 Naeem Khan was inspired to create a gown featuring multiple complicated techniques, including the precise placement of the points, the combination of fabrics, and the degradé of metal sequins.

best-window-displays_bergdorf-goodman_2014_spring_charles-james–beyond-fashion_03 ‘Ralph Rucci’ designed his gown with the skirt attached to the bodice using many layers of emotions.

best-window-displays_bergdorf-goodman_2014_spring_charles-james–beyond-fashion_04 Rosie Assoulin emulated the lightness and dramatic scale of Charles James garments.

bergdorf-goodman_2014_spring_charles-james–beyond-fashion_05 Kate and Laura Mulleavy from Rodarte were inspired by the iconic use of volume as well as his hidden usage of unexpected color.

Window photographs: © Ricky Zehavi

Source: Bergdorf Goodman blog