From February 11 through 22, window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan showcase men’s suits, offset by a single “leading lady” in cocktail-dress attire, by a roster of leading designers. The background décor features abstract interpretations of architectural elements from Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, set for reopening on February 22. Highlighted elements include the foyer’s soaring glass panels, the translucent panels of Starr Theater, and the curved “bloodwood” panels of the Morgan Stanley Lobby, recreated in plexi-glass, wood, vinyl, and felt. Alice Tully Hall reopens to the public after a $159 million, 22-month renovation with a two-week festival featuring world premieres by Oscar Bianchi, William Bolcom, Caleb Burhans, Michael Gordon, Phil Kline, Glenn Kotche, David Lang, Vladimir Marynov, Jan Müller-Wieland, and George Tsontakis. The redesigned Alice Tully Hall is part of the large-scale ongoing renovations at Lincoln Center; the Juilliard School’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater reopened this fall, and the renovations are expected to continue through 2011.
Photo of Saks window display by Sarah Needham