Baz Dazzled

Celebrating the Barneys holiday collaboration with Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin

What: A window unveiling and dinner to celebrate “Baz Dazzled,” the filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his wife, the production designer Catherine Martin’s multi-platform holiday extravaganza at Barneys New York

When: Thursday, November 13th

Where: Guests first gathered on Madison Avenue to witness the windows’ unveiling, which was accompanied by an epic, street-closing production that featured figure skaters, breakdancing elves, stilt-walkers, and a spectacular a cappella group called Pentatonix singing a rendition of Madonna’s “Holiday.” The crowd then hightailed it, in the pouring rain, to the Central Park Zoo, where dinner was held within an enchanted, winter-wonderland-of-a-tent, pitched beside the sea lion pool.

Who: An eclectic bunch that included Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Pat Cleveland, Dakota Fanning, Estelle, Wendi Deng, and Aurelie Bidermann.

Why: Short of starring in his next film (reportedly an Elvis Presley biopic), Baz Dazzled offers virtual entree into Luhrmann’s uniquely imaginative world.

Photos: Baz Dazzled

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Photo by

A capella group Pentatonix performing. Photo by

Dakota Fanning. Photo by

Decorations inside the event. Photo by

Giovanna Battaglia and Aurelie Bidermann. Photo by

A performance during the party. Photo by

Maxwell Osborne and Dao Yi Chow. Photo by

The candlelit dinner. Photo by

Estelle, Simon Doonan, and Pat Cleveland. Photo by

Stilt walkers. Photo by

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