Image Credit: Private, Photographs by Alison Jackson
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor sent out an yearly personalized holiday card. The above example featured two of their beloved dogs, both of whom are occasionally referenced in their correspondence to each other. See The Secret File on the Duke of Windsor by Michael Bloch. Other years featured illustrations of their famous homes. Some examples are located here and here.
“I never understood why anybody would want to be an artist when they could be a window dresser."
Wit and irony take a holiday during the Holidays, even in New York. However, beyond the Rockettes ... beyond the inflatable cartoon characters of the Macy's Parade ... beyond the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree ... lurk the droll, often sarcastic, Barney's Christmas windows. Many from the 1980s and 1990s, the work of Barney's Creative Director Simon Doonan, are depicted in his excellent illustrated memoir, Confessions of a Window Dresser.