Published November 11, 2009
Last night marked the New York premiere of director Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Set for release this Friday, the film–the story of a seemingly domesticated fox inspired to return to his more natural, chicken-thieving ways when a trio of unpleasant new neighbors moves in next door–features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker even appears as a banjo-wielding farmer’s assistant. And, just in time for the first wave of holiday cheer, 5th Avenue’s Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store–conveniently located a block away from the Paris Theatre, where the screening, which was followed by a celebratory dinner at Rouge Tomate hosted by Quintessentially, took place–has dedicated twelve of its windows to the Fox theme. Filled with re-created sets, the cases are alternately inhabited by the department store’s insouciant mannequins and puppets from the film, most of whom seem to be emulating Anderson’s tweedy style. The displays will be up through the end of the year.