Monday, November 22, 2010


Only Barney's New York Creative Director Simon Doonan, could take a rather tame theme- "Have A Foodie Holiday" and produce three extraordinary tableau's which feature an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assorted luminaries, represented by giant, compelling caricatures and smaller, heavily stylized portraits.

The first window, called "Innovators," renders influential chefs and cooks like Thomas Keller, James Beard, Jamie Oliver, and Julia Child as steam escapes from a pot labeled "Revolutionary Stew." Small portraits of similarly impressive chefs like Grant Achatz, Eric Ripert, and April Bloomfield are strung around the periphery. 

The second window features the severed head of Mario Batali surrounded by Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck. Rather macabe, flecks of mustard, ketchup, and sauces spatter the window surrounding poor Mario. 
The women's window is more subdued: Martha Stewart, Paula Deen, Sandra Lee, and Ina Garten all sit around in Snuggies, while the face of Rachael Ray is rendered as a cross-eyed wall clock. 

A Foodie Holiday is slightly alarming, definitely irreverent and a clever spoof for the holiday season!


Karena said...

It is really out there... very intriguing though!! A creative genius at work!

Art by Karena

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Totally zany but fun all the same. I'm glad you shared these, we don't have anything like that here in Phoenix. I think, no matter how you were depicted, it would be quite an honor to be featured in the window.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

These weren't my favorite this year. But they definitely went all out! Thanks for sharing, and a VERY Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Splendid Sass said...

Thank you for sharing these windows. Being a foodie, I can appreciate this!
have a great week, barbara.

My Interior Life said...

Wow, thanks for the view of Barney's. Since I won't be getting to NY this holiday season, this is the next best thing! Gotta love Simon's vision.

Privet and Holly said...

No Barney's for me,
this year, so I loved
a glimpse of this
crazy window display ~
thanks! I hope that
your little one is on
the mend, today....
You two certainly found
the silver lining in
a sick day....Tea and
Beezus, hooray!
xx Suzanne