Saturday, November 10, 2012

Louis Vuitton and Dior...........75009 holiday window dressing in Paris

I am sort of hoping that Santa might spring for an early Christmas present and put a quick December flight to Paris under the tree. Already? Yes, especially after reading who is working around the clock right now to "dress" several department store windows in Paris this holiday season. Honest, I could be there and back so fast it would make your head spin because this will be a magical sight to see.......... multiple windows of two famed department stores dressed by two fashion houses and in the same Parisian 75009 zip code, just a block apart. Who would have thought? Louis Vuitton at Galeries Lafayette and Christian Dior at Printemps........ahhh, Santa is being really good to the window watchers this year. Surprisingly, both Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are using hand painted and animated marionettes but I have the feeling the similarity will only add to the enchantment for young and old alike. 

This is only a teaser but I love the behind-the-scenes peek. Wouldn't it have been  wonderful to see the level of detail and workmanship being executed  by the world's most famous  trunk maker over the past months? Louis Vuitton has used travel as it's theme in honour of the 100th anniversary of Galeries Lafayette and the windows will unveil this month, but no one is saying an actual date. Maybe it is today? Maybe the exact moment that every thing is absolutely perfect. 

Galeries Lafayette
40 boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris

Using many of their iconic Dior fashions from the famed 40's"Bar Suit" all the way to the red gown designed by current artistic director Raf Simon, the Dior windows are designed as an archival ode to the historic Dior couture salons on Avenue Montaigne. Even bigger news? A exclusive Christian Dior Pop Up store located in Printemps this holiday season, a merchandising first for both the designer and department store with more than 30 limited-edition creations such as snowglobes, scarves, bags, even shoes. Now we're talking some fun holiday gifting. I love snow globes.

The Dior ladies getting dressed up for their holiday preview at Parisian department store Printemps Haussmann.

" Christian Dior Limited Edition Snowball"

~ Dior Limited Edition Jádore Le Printemps ~

Who better than current Dior "face" Marion Cotillard to unveil the Dior windows at Printemps on December 9th? Get there early for the 5:30 pm open, I think it might be a busy street that night and all month long. Maybe get in line right now.

Printemps Haussman
64 boulevard Haussman
75009 Paris

All Dior images from Vogue ~ France
Louis Vuitton images from here


  1. Oh wow! How absolutely amazing and charming! I'd love to have one of the snow globes - not sure I'll make it there on time though... Thanks for a post that really made me smile! Hope you're having a lovely weekend xo

  2. Love it! Those puppets are just darling.. and so unique. Look at all the detail!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  3. I am going to be there, I will try to take alot of photos although it is always hard because there are so many people.

    Thanks for the beautiful post!

    Have a great weekend, Elizabeth

  4. Oh these windows are going to be unforgettable!!Whimsey, fun, and fashion!

    Art by Karena

  5. It would be just so magical to see...adore the little dolls. xoxo

  6. I would love to see those window displays.How fabulous are they going to be? Xx

  7. Ahhhhhh, that lovely snowglobe, I'll bet my little 2-year old granddaughter would love this !!
    I adore the whimsy of it all.

  8. I love that they have stepped back in time with the vintage style, it especially charming for the holiday windows. Santa must know how good you've been!

  9. Soooo enchanting.

  10. Will have to whip down and see and post some pics for you Sande so fabulous.
    Or like you say you could be over and back in a flash...
    Carla xx

  11. I will come along with you...catch a flight, look at all the windows, experience Paris in its cold, foggy beauty, drink, dine, and fly back home.

  12. Oh what dreams dance in our heads especially at Chridtmas time. I'd love to be there as well the "magic" of it all.

  13. Sande-
    I had a tiny bit of surgery today, and this has made things so much better. Such a beautiful post.


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