November 23, 2010
"Have a Foodie Holiday" at Barney's
On November 16th, Barney’s, located at Madison Avenue and 61st Street in Manhattan, revealed their much anticipated holiday windows. This year’s theme is “Have a Foodie Holiday” and Barney’s New York Creative Director, Simon Doonan and his team, created five extraordinary windows featuring seventy Food Network personalities, famous chefs, and assorted luminaries, including myself. These rather chaotic windows are crammed with large paper mache charicatures, assorted portraits, and all sorts of food related objects. There are rather humorous scenes, including an all male chef food fight, which is certainly attention grabbing. I had so much fun visiting this display and if you have the opportunity, go see “Have a Foodie Holiday” at Barney’s. Once again, great job, Simon!
1 Quite a good caricature of me done in paper mache, but I'm not so sure about the Snuggie.
2 I'm honored to be part of the women's window, a rather calm picture of domesticity, but are those flames coming out of the oven?
3 Oh no! It's Anne Burrell trapped in the oven and her yellow hair is ablaze!
4 Sandra Lee is, of course, the girlfriend of governor-elect Andrew Cuomo.
5 A savage Ina Garten?
6 And who but Paula Deen
7 And Rachael Ray as a cross-eyed wall clock
8 Another window is called 'The Innovators' honoring Julia Child, James Beard, Jamie Oliver, Thomas Keller, and Dan Barber, and others. They're steaming up from a large pot of Revolutionary Stew.
9 The men's window is a veritable food fight.
10 Poor Mario Batali - his head has been decapitated and place on a platter surrounded by tiny orange crocs, his shoe of choice. Slightly macabre.
11 Guy Fieri squirting mustard at the glass
12 Anthony Bourdain is armed with a pineapple.
13 Daniel Boulud looks fierce wielding a baguette.
14 Wolfgang Puck with a shrimp between his teeth
15 Emeril Lagasse ready to bam with a colander
16 Bobby Flay looks menacing with a ketchup bottle.
17 Mark Strausman and other notable chefs are also represented.
18 This is beautiful Miss Illy, whose gown is made from recycled illy espresso tins and foil and garlanded with illy paper cups. Her crown is an espresso machine.
19 Inside the store, this great wreath is decorated with copper.
20 Look closely at the copper scrubby pads.
21 Whoever would have thought that copper scrubby pads could make for such terrific decorations?