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Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Dior: Dior Christmas Windows

Leave it to Dior to create a Christmas utopia in the windows of the formidable Printemps department store in Paris.

2 blocks of windows are filled with the delicate creations of Dior from the 1940s to Raf Simons' newest cruise collection and first Haute Couture F/W 2012 collection.  The twist is how beautifully they are shown: on tiny marionettes who live in the dream world of Dior.

In 1947 Haute Couture

These tiny creatures ice skate, eat cotton candy, ride in a hot air balloon, and dance at a ball.  Music box type music plays as you stroll along, entranced by the delightful scenes.  Their faces are the perfect Dior, Parisian lady with arched brows and red lips.  Precious Dior handbags hang from their arms like little treasures.

1997 Haute Couture
2012 Haute Couture
2013 Resort
2010 Haute Couture

Every now and then a window displays mannequins wearing pieces as well, reminding us that we too could be just like the little dolls.

Step inside the doors of Printemps and find more  Dior fantasy.  Beside the tallest Christmas tree is a spiral staircase with mannequins stepping in clothes from the collection.  Are they coming down from heaven?

What a great way to start the holiday season.  I wish everyone a Dior Christmas!

1 comment:

Claire said...

The Printemps on Blvd Haussmann is the perfect background for Dior's designs that somehow manage to be fairylike but far from ephemeral. They make me want to go back and watch "An American in Paris" and "Funny Face" for the 1,000th time. If there were Academy Awards for shop windows, these would definitely win.