Not to be outdone by its neighbour, the inimitable Galeries Lafayette paid hommage to two of the city’s great loves with a ‘Rock ‘n’ Mode’ Christmas theme. Miniature puppets “kouklistars” rock the day away in cocktail dresses though not before having their hair blow-dried and styled in sequins by their equally tiny counterparts. Très à la mode indeed
Enticing consumers on Paris’ Rive Gauche is the city’s first department store, Le Bon Marché, which can be spotted blocks away by its alternating Christmas lights. The classy Christmas window installations are somewhat more high-tech than one would expect as contemporary artist Bertrand Planes’ installations fill the windows, telling a four-part “Les histoires d’étoiles” narrated by well-respected French fashion film-maker Loïc Prigent.
Written by Guest Blogger Milla Msa – check her site here
Written by Guest Blogger Milla Msa
Galeries Lafayette Christmas windows 2011
Paris is a breathtakingly beautiful city on an average day but come Christmas time, the city takes on a whole new life with festive street decorations and fountains decorated with twinkling lights. Over on the Rive Droite, Maison CHANEL glitzed up Printemps‘ Christmas windows displays giving you a taste of travel. Designed like a world tour, each of the 11 windows is transformed into a different city from Tokyo to Los Angeles to Venise as we enter “Rêves d’évasion”. Complete with iconic monuments created in Chanel’s famed rue Cambon workshop, the animated puppets from ballerinas to air hostesses dance around Lagerfeld, who himself stars in various forms from designer to photographer. The chic Chanel designs further cement Chanel’s place as one of France’s favourite fashion houses.
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