Haute Femme

With a decadent spirit of retro eclecticism in the air, the yen for playful baroque design has found a retail outlet

PATRONIZED BY PARK AVENUE dauphines, glossy-magazine editors and anyone else with poker-straight hair who might have figured in Bergdorf Blondes, BG is perhaps the most glamorous new restaurant in New York City. Aside from its fastidiously groomed regulars, who flock daily to Bergdorf Goodman's seventh-floor aerie, much of that glamour is derived from its sumptuous interiors. The walls are adorned with dazzling de Gournay chinoiserie wallpaper. The luxe furniture includes reproductions of 18th century egg-shaped canopy chairs, while the color palette spans robin's egg blue, chartreuse and gilt. Add staggering Central Park views, and it's not hard to see BG's genteel...

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