Henri Bendel is kicking off its holiday season with a distinctly Jewish flair.
Manhattan department stores are known for their over the top window displays come winter, and Bendel has turned its annual display into a platform to highlight some of the best work of beloved Jewish cartoonist Al Hirschfield.
Hirschfield, who died in 2003, made a name for himself drawing caricatures of Broadway’s brightest, Manhattan’s elite, and Hollywood movie stars. His pictures have been displayed everywhere from the New Yorker to the corner booth at Sardis.
The Bendel exhibit was revealed mid-November, with Hirschfield’s drawings turned into 3-D sculptures. Now, visitors to 56th and Fifth Avenue can see the likes of Woody Allen, Liza Minnelli and Sarah Jessica Parker staring back at them from the shiny glass of a Bendel’s window.
Inside the store, the fun continues, with walls of Hirschfield’s work climbing up two stories of retail heaven.
See the display for yourself at Henri Bendel, 712 5th Ave, New York, NY, now through January 2.