Monday, October 23, 2006

Saks Fifth Avenue Windows for The Sartorialist

I am humbled by the fantastic windows Saks Fifth Avenue has dedicated to The Sartorialist this week. We had a few general conversations about ideas for the display but I was pleasantly shocked to see what a wonderful job they did.

Thanks Tim, and ,as always, thanks iMac.


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  1. Joshua

    October 23, 2006 at 9:52 am

    They’re truly amazing. Yay you.

    You have come so far in the past year. You’ve become a staple for anyone interested in fashion. A sensation (but the good lasting kind). Thanks for everything you do.

  2. lalalisasa

    October 23, 2006 at 10:05 am

    Elles sont top! Bravo! (To tell with a little french accent)

  3. Francois

    October 23, 2006 at 10:34 am

    Very cool!

  4. positive_negative

    October 23, 2006 at 10:39 am

    I loved it as well, the black frame and type against the glass that “framed” the photograph and the outfit was the device that brought it all together I feel.

    Can’t wait to see the next one!

  5. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 10:45 am

    Go you! That looks totally awesome!

  6. adda

    October 23, 2006 at 10:46 am

    absolutely great stuff and very effective, love how they’ve interpreted the photos and echoed the poses as much as possible. the old gent one in particular is my favourite. well done!

  7. Alice Olive

    October 23, 2006 at 11:06 am

    The displays look fantastic! Congratulations again.

  8. concupiscence

    October 23, 2006 at 11:17 am

    This looks fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing. And congratulations! Good work.

  9. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 11:23 am

    Congrats to you on creating something so wonderfully organic and successful!!

  10. KamilahNYC

    October 23, 2006 at 11:44 am

    Wow! That looks great – can’t wait to go and see it in person!

  11. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 11:53 am


  12. Jammie

    October 23, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Wow! What a honor! As a loyal reader, I am very very proud.

  13. catalina

    October 23, 2006 at 12:51 pm

    Oh, those are great! I so love the third one from the top (the older gentleman’s photo and the inspired-by outfit). Wonderful!

  14. Carla

    October 23, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    I would not have imagined it this way–it looks fantastic. Congratulations!! You continue to inspire.

  15. albert cfc

    October 23, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    hail to the american august sander!

    a set of windows to do you right and to make you proud.


    albert cfc

  16. Moi

    October 23, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    Oh my-my!, they’ve done a great job with your job. But you should be photographing me every day (mmm, I’m happy today!). It’s a pity you live soooooo far.


  17. Susan

    October 23, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    That is a GREAT display…i only wish I could walk by it and see it all in detail. Was the text from your posts printed on the photos or on the windows? Either way, it looks AMAZING!!! Congratulations!!

  18. S.

    October 23, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    Fantastic! You can be quite proud.

  19. Flint

    October 23, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    That’s hot!

  20. Gus

    October 23, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    When you announced that you were doing windows with Saks I couldn’t imagine how they were going to tie you in and make it work. Well, I’m impressed. They look great. And, the mix of photos of real people and the clothes on display really gives the message that,”Yes, you can wear these and heres how”. I think it is very encouraging to men to try something new. Great job!

  21. Pata

    October 23, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    Wow Sart , very proud of you !!!

    Those displays are awsome , I imagine how wonderful for you this can be , congrats !!!!

    Love you always ,


  22. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 3:22 pm

    They look great, I hope you are as proud of them as we are of you!
    The photo on the bottom is still one of my all time favorites on your site. I’m glad they managed to use it for their display.

  23. Stacy (LA, CA)

    October 23, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    A wonderful tribute to you, and it emphasizes that you have become the fashion photo-chronicler of this era. Here’s what I want: a coffee-table book, with the page size of W Magazine, containing a fabulous compendium of your work! When, when, when will such a tome be available? xxxooo

  24. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    ok, i love the way these windows look, but i have to ask… do the people in the photos know that they’re appearing in these displays? if i were one of your street subjects (which would only happen in my dreams, but still) i would be thrilled, but then i don’t know if i would want saks building a mannequin out of what i was wearing.

    is that totally obnoxious? really, i’m just wonderng the answer to my initial question, sart. either way, the windows look beautiful.

  25. jenny

    October 23, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    me like:)

  26. Ana

    October 23, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    Hi! I’m from Argentina but I was in NY for the past week and got the chance to see the windows in person. What an amazing display!

    I check your blog often and was thrilled to witness the stylish city that NY is, wish i could’ve stayed longer though :( It felt good seeing brilliant outfits just walking out the door.

  27. Gudl

    October 23, 2006 at 5:56 pm

    Congratulations on your success!
    As they say in Germany: Weiterhin viel Erfolg!

  28. The-E-Babes

    October 23, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    Just Brilliant! All I can say is WOW. I adore how they complimented your work.

  29. sandman_gr

    October 23, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    Amazing displays! i love their recreation of the outfits you fotographed! It really shows your influence! Bravo for your amazing work!

  30. Dom

    October 23, 2006 at 8:18 pm

    that is absolutly amazing. im fifteen and i work at a local mens store. and i always look to your photographs as ispirations to look for, for my store keep it up.

  31. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    This is stunning . . . absolutely amazing. I love it. Has anyone recognized himself in the window yet?

  32. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 10:08 pm

    Art imitating life imitating art. Or is it the other way around? No matter, it’s crazy beautiful.

    Your family must give you pats on the pats and cheek kisses daily!


  33. Anonymous

    October 23, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    Did you ever imagine that your way of presenting street style would become so ‘the right thing at the right time’? I think people love fashion and love seeing what other people wear but what I appreciate most is the way you present it, high/low journalism, a point of view among many that champions how to make the extraordinary a pleasure.

  34. Anonymous

    October 24, 2006 at 1:19 am

    Amazing, Sart! I’m very happy for you, congratulations!

    But just a question, do you need permission from those people to use their picture? They are just random people from the street right?

  35. Julia

    October 24, 2006 at 2:21 am

    Oh it is BRILLIANT! The biggest congrats! Thanks for posting the pics!

  36. Anonymous

    October 24, 2006 at 4:34 am

    Art imitating life imitating art…

  37. savvylondon

    October 24, 2006 at 5:02 am

    this is so brilliant. selfriges or harvey nicks should be so inspired…..

  38. Eleonore

    October 24, 2006 at 5:53 am

    Really, really great! Wish I was there to see it IRL.

  39. stylePOD

    October 24, 2006 at 7:12 am

    I am at a loss for words. What a fantastic homage to the work of the sartorialist. Congratulations!

  40. Baan Sawan

    October 24, 2006 at 8:10 am

    Congratulations. What an honor, and a well-deserved one. You’ve taught me proper cuff length and for that I’m forever grateful.

  41. we could grow up together

    October 24, 2006 at 9:11 am


  42. tee

    October 24, 2006 at 11:07 am


  43. jkrnyc

    October 24, 2006 at 11:16 am

    I saw the pics and then went to see the windows and OMG. Congratulations!!!! Looking at the comments, we’re ALL so proud of you! Go, Sart!

  44. Maria

    October 24, 2006 at 11:17 am

    Excellent work Scott. A perfect manifestation of your contribution to the collective psyche!

  45. Schmick

    October 24, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    I’m so excited for you Scott, you truly deserve this. All your time, consistency and attention to detail has really paid off. You inspire me.

  46. Anonymous

    October 25, 2006 at 12:19 am

    Congratulations, they brought me to your blog, Brilliant!

  47. Meredith76

    October 25, 2006 at 12:01 pm

    Sartorialist – I have to say I really enjoy your blog. It’s a tribute to everyday creativity and originality that is true style, that escaped the stylists and designers. Which is why a small part of me hates the idea of the images and individual style that you have captured being manufactured and marketed for the masses – it seemed enough to just appreciate it and be inspired by it, by its essence: its individuality. But I guess that’s the hallmark of success of your vision, of other’s – imitation. Congratulations.

  48. Anonymous

    October 25, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    These windows look so beautiful! Congratulations!

  49. caleaux

    October 26, 2006 at 5:33 am

    three thoughts really, all contradictory so bear with me…

    ONE – as my dear friend meredith76 (bottom of this page) correctly points out, this is a bit of a treason to the spirit of this splendid blog…

    TWO – having said that: who wouldn’t have done it?!? come on! I, for one, would have. I work in this industry and I have lost my innocence long enough to know that this is just another commercce, albeit a stylish one.

    THREE – but then again, looking at those windows once more I realise what’s really bothering me: the rigs look so flat compared to the real people! It’s not the massification that am against its the vulgarisation!

    Ok, I’m done. Ciao Dres.

  50. editrixiaGomez

    October 30, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    how lovely! congratulations:)

  51. Seriamente Tony

    October 30, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    great display, i still recall most of the pictures the first time i viewed them here.

  52. crayon

    November 1, 2006 at 8:31 am

    When I saw these pictures, I felt genuinely happy for you that such a well known fashion institution used your pictures as an inspiration for their photos. Congrats for that.

    It seems like just as how you appreciated fashion on the street, so have the fashion houses because of your work.I enjoy how your photos manage to capture fashion in such an honest way. But more importantly it’s how you captured the spirit of NYC with those photos. Makes me want to visit it. Keep it up :)

  53. Anonymous

    January 11, 2010 at 8:03 am

    i particularly fancy the last picture, the dude definitely looks cool :)


  54. dcinDC

    July 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    How have I missed this?

    Outstanding concept! That you too, Mr. Common Man, can wear interesting clothes and look good! LOOK at the men in the photos – come into our store and buy a few things… Brilliant on everyone’s part!!!

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