If the themes of Barneys's holiday windows—Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love—sound a little familiar, you need only know who created them: director Baz Luhrmann. Along with his set designer wife, Catherine Martin, and Barneys’s Dennis Freedman, the man behind Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby conjured fantastical, often living, vignettes. In the truth window, an animatronic steampunk owl speaks words of wisdom.

Clockwise from top left: Baz Dazzled holiday starburst ornamentWinter Scene play tentFeather backgammon setTrue Owls paperweight.