PARIS: Les Vitrines de Noël

The holiday season is upon us, and that means, HOLIDAY WINDOWS! We already gave you a preview of New York City, and now here’s a look at boulevard Haussmann’s famed department stores, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.

Printemps

First things first. If you’re still coming off of the high that was Lanvin’s collection for H&M, you’ll want to make Printemps your first stop, where Alber Elbaz designed the window displays. Noël au Château is all about luxury, featuring mannequins dripping in glamorous evening attire, surrounded by chandeliers and classical backdrops. Of course dear Alber adds his own personal touch with adorable dancing marionettes named Mister and Miss Lanvin.

Galeries Lafayette

Across the boulevard, Galeries Lafayette kind of goes the way of Barney’s New York by celebrating pop culture (albeit with Christmas still in the title and very a very Christmas-y outcome). Called Snow Chaud Noël, the windows feature various musicals set to an underlying show-biz theme. Hairspray and Mamma Mia are expressed with spirited mannequins while Soldat Rose appeals to les enfants with toys and teddy bears.

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