There’s just something about New York City. It’s been immortalized in literature, in movies, in music. It’s got an attitude, a style, an ethos that’s impossible to imitate. We’d like to say we’re this city’s greatest fan (it is our home, after all), but Barneys New York is certainly not alone in its fervent admiration of NYC. Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter—born and raised in Brooklyn, rarely seen without a Yankees cap, composer of a little song called “Empire State of Mind”—has an equally passionate relationship with this place. So who better to partner with for a holiday event honoring New York?
“With this project, Barneys New York and I were able to take the slickness, energy, and innovation of New York City and translate that into quality, timeless pieces,” said Mr. Carter. “Everything that encompasses ‘A New York Holiday’—the items chosen, the amazing designers that participated, the windows, the design of the BNY SCC Gallery—represents a perfect example of a unique and groundbreaking collaboration that I hope demonstrates how inspiring New York has been to me.”