Karl Lagerfeld & Vanessa Paradis Launch the Printemps Chanel-Themed Christmas Windows

| 2 December , 2011 | Reply

Back at the beginning of November, Paris department store Printemps launched their Chanel-themed Christmas window displays with Karl Lagerfeld and Vanessa Paradis, on hand as guests of honour.  I understand the 11 windows represent 11 cities depicting the symbols of each city and the iconic elements of the Maison Chanel, for the animated displays of Moscow, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo, Maison Chanel created Lagerfeld Dolls.

At the cocktail afterwards, the designer recalled his mother\’s “divine” Christmas celebrations, which involved three weeks of preparations and a 20-foot tree. “I prefer to be the Santa Claus than to get the gift,” Lagerfeld said. “I start to buy Christmas gifts already sometimes in June and July. My big problem is to keep them, not to give them away before.” (WWD)

Paradis said her favorite childhood Christmas memory was a family trip to the Indian Ocean island of Réunion when she was 7. “It was the first time my presents were under a palm tree and not under a fir, and I spent December 25 with my feet in the sand,” she recalled. 

Check out this video at the opening night with Karl:

Yes I’m a bit obsessed with Christmas Windows at the moment, more will be coming and in case you missed them, check out the new Sydney Louis Vuitton Windows!

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