Christian Dior Christmas Windows at Printemps Pay Tribute to "City of Light"
I'm a bad blogger. A lazy blogger. Even though I knew that French actress and Christian Dior ambassador Marion Cotillard was going to unveil the 11 windows dedicated to the "City of Light" at Printemps Hausmann yesterday evening, I had a hard time convincing myself to go out in rain again after having spent the afternoon away from home. Weighing my options, I contemplated watching a movie or snuggling up with a good book while waiting for Stéphane to return from Italy. After convincing myself that I wouldn't regret the trip to Printemps, I put on my red trench coat and made a mad dash for the bus hoping to arrive just in time to see Marion Cotillard inaugurate the windows. I didn't.
But I wasn't disappointed because the sparkling Christmas windows brightened the dreary evening and listening to the children's delighted exclamations over the 74 hand-crafted animated dolls brought back memories of my own childhood when the magic of Christmas filled the air. With the French capital's legendary landmarks as a backdrop, the Dior clad dolls ice-skate at the Eiffel Tower, float above the snow-covered rooftops of the city in hot air balloons and eat cotton candy sprinkled with golden glitter at the fairground in the Tuileries Garden.
The legendary Parisian fashion house also knows what appeals to adults because the windows showcase the latest Dior haute couture, timepiece and fragrance collections. While happily snapping photos, I saw several items that are sure to appear in many women's "Dear Santa" letters, including a pair of purple Eiffel Tower shoes with a matching clutch purse. To commemorate the occasion, Dior also launched a a selection of original gift items, such as a snow globe, advent calendar and a pop-up Christmas storybook that are exclusively available at Printemps Hausmann.
Please click here to see more photos of the Christian Dior Christmas Windows in an album that I posted on Facebook.
64 boulevard Haussmann