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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Disco Bloomingdale's

Disco is back big-time, to the point that it seems you can't avoid seeing a mirror ball at least once sometime during your day. Dj Buddy B feels he and this blog were in the vanguard of this revival. In March 2012, I interviewed Johnny Morgan about his disco bible, Disco: The Music, The Times, The Era, which made me realize there was something in the air because of its commercial success. (http://djbuddybeaverhausen.blogspot.com/2012/03/dj-buddy-bs-q-with-author-johnny-morgan.html). The coffee-table book, sumptuously illustrated, is still selling at Manhattan's gay general store, Rainbows & Triangles.

The back-to-disco diversion has positively glitter-balled into a movement. Manhattan clubs, like B. B. King's, have showcased disco artitsts; Michael Musto has a recurring Disco Night at 54 Below (the club beneath the old Studio 54); the new Resorts International casino in Flushing frequently books disco entertainers (The Village People; the upcoming First Ladies of Disco night) and, across the nation, clubs, bars and lounges are multiplying with classic disco night offerings. This phenomenon deserves closer inspection, but for now, let's focus on Bloomigdale's disco-themed windows on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

Coming out of the subway this morning, this first-class window design caught my eye. I feverishly snapped photos with my cell.

The window series highlights designer fashions sold at Bloomy's, with retro-progresso surroundings of undeniable dancefloor fabulousness.

Have a look at the photos below. And put on your favorite dance tunes for background music as you do. With disco, baby, style and ambience are everything!

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