Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dior-Printemps Xmas

 Paris Christmas windows open early November. Printemps did an homage to Dior's 1947 New Look and it's coupola.

 And the color RED!

 This is a rather complicated re-iteriation of the pinched-in-waist look

 And the big full skirt.

 Definitely very ladylike indeed.

 Marionette dollies dance in Printemps windows, their circle skirts twirling.

 Red...red...red!
 A primal accessory is the lollipop/la sucette a big favorite of the French.

 You'll need a lot of lollie to purchase these special edition Dior bags, shoes and scarves at Printemps.

 Overhead a ceiling of golden lights reflect back into the windows.

Merci DIOR PRINTEMPS!

19 comments:

  1. j'etais la-bas aussi! :) http://julie-pr.blogspot.com/2012/11/blog-post_22.html

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  2. Of course, RED! It's Christmas!

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  3. Oh, Carol, this is gorgeous.

    I love the sketches, the puppetry, the golden ceiling, the red!!!
    beautiful. Merci Dior indeed and merci Carol x

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  4. So pretty..I have always loved little jackets...with a flounce:-) My favorite-

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  5. I Love the feminine styles! I love the art work! I love the skaters in the window, they bring back memories of enchantment from childhood. I love the child in the last photo...and someday I will love being in Paris for Christmas...

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  6. So so pretty. Wouldn't it be nice if more ladies on the street dressed like that all the time?

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  7. Carol, I agree with Merisi. Somehow, Paris still can find the essence that will give our eyes a treat.

    xo

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  8. Great pics - very beautiful displays!
    I like shot #2 - the watercolor...

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  9. Love this post. 1947 was a very good year. Nice to see what was in fashion when I was born.:)

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous I just love the fashion of that era. I'm old enough to have worn that style myself, & to have seen my older sister wearing the earlier ones. She was a dancer and toured all over England, so when she came back home I loved to see what clothes she had bought. Love the red outfits & your sketch's are fab.

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  11. I think I love the ceiling of golden lights! That looks so gorgeous. I really must manage to have Christmas in Paris one year. It looks like a wonderland.

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  12. Oh how I would love to get up to Paris to see these in person. Gorgeous. J'adore all the red.

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  13. You gotta love a pinched-in waist, except for that pinching part...

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE your interpretation of the models as caryatids!!!

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  15. I am mad for red this season! I just bought red shoes, gloves, lipstick and am searching for the perfect red purse.
    xo, Lissy

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  16. They're wonderful--love your sketch!

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  17. Wonderful round up of Dior, Carol. I am seriously in love with the style. I keep asking Santa for one of these bags but somehow I just get the lolly!

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  18. Janice5:59 AM

    Merci Carol for a lovely, uplifting glimpse of Printemps and Dior 1947 - you are fantastique! (as I sit here in dark & rainy Walnut Creek California).
    Merci beaucoup!

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