These days stovepipe hats don't rank at the peak of chic but Abraham Lincoln does! In collaboration with New-York Historical Society and Abraham Lincoln High School, Fashion stronghold Barneys New York has put a presentation at its front door to prove it. The Barneys windows on Madison Avenue near East 61st Street display a panorama of portraits of our 16th President, all singularly realized by the inventive students at Brooklyn's Abraham Lincoln High School (whose illustrious alumni include Mel Brooks, Harvey Keitel and Oscar-winner Lou Gossett, Jr.) as a way to vibrantly express "Happy 200th, Abe" during New-York Historical Society's year-long Lincoln celebration. The windows notify Madison Avenue's multitudinous pedestrians that these original portraits may be purchased for $100 each (they're going fast!), and to visit New-York Historical Society's "Lincoln in His Own Words" exhibition, opening in collaboration the Gilder Lehrman Institute on February 12th.
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