Harrods' christmas window 2014
Taking inspiration from the art of storytelling, Selfridge's Christmas windows celebrate 25 of our all time favourite fairytales. From Cinderella to Rumpelstiltskin Selfridge's windows are one hundred percent high fashion fairytale.
Equally fantastical are Harrods' windows transporting you to The Land Of Make Believe. Oversized vintage inspired toys adorned in unique designer wares are the stars of the show. From Zuhair Murad's pirouetting ballerina to Stella McCartney's princess, this is haute couture Christmas at its best.
We are extremely jealous that a certain someone gets to show off this divine @zuhairmuradofficial dress in the #HarrodsChristmas windows. Fortunately we have it on good authority that this dress can be found in our Eveningwear department in-store (First Floor). We'll be popping down there later to try it on. Music Box by Amy Somerville.
Fortnum and Mason
Drawing on British tradition has always been Fortnum and Mason's bread and butter so it makes sense that their Christmas windows for 2014 delve festively into London's past. Specifically the famous 17th century River Thames Frost Fairs. When the Thames would freeze over, the city would host a carnival on the frozen water. Taking this historic event and bringing it to life, Fortnum and Mason's frost filled windows are truly magical.
Liberty's maritime inspired Christmas theme this year has got the whole InStyle team all aboard. From crows nests stuffed with unique Liberty gifts to walls of giant bronze coins, these windows are a treasure chest full of Christmas goodies.
Barneys New York
Here at InStyle we always feel that Barneys New York's motto must be 'More is more' and their Christmas windows are no letdown. Designed with a little bit of help from director Baz Luhrmann and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin, the 'Baz Dazzled' display doesn't disappoint. Huge theatrical sets take on an eerie fairytale feel as giant psychedelic toadstools and oversized metal owls dominate each window. Check out the animated displays below.
LOVE: A #BAZDAZZLED window starring Elphresh the contortionist dancing elf, a forest of chromed mushrooms, and the biggest boom box we’ve ever seen—all set to the tunes of @ptxofficial. Visit Madison Avenue to see the performance live Wednesday-Friday (2-6pm), Saturday (12-7pm), and Sunday (12-6pm), with two performances every hour from now through December 31st!
FREEDOM: A #BAZDAZZLED window featuring Celestina, an imprisoned ice princess who dances to @ptxofficial and dreams of breaking free. Visit Madison Avenue to see the performance live Monday-Friday (2-6pm), Saturday (12-7pm), and Sunday (12-6pm), with two performances every hour now through December 31st!
Paying homage to The Arts, Fifth Avenue's legendary store has chosen a different artistic expression for each christmas window. From literature, theatre and architecture to painting, music and dance, each window features a cacophony of luxury gifts and a haute couture mannequin displaying their theme.
By George Driver/@iamgdriver