From Harrods' fairytale Disney collaboration, to Dior's extravagant take over at Printemps, Paris, dressing your Christmas window means much more than a scattering of lights or a few baubles. Check out the most festive Christmas displays.
Harrods called in help from Disney and members of fashion royalty for their Christmas windows. Ten iconic Disney princesses were restyled with Marchesa giving Ariel a magical makeover, a glittering underwater world as her backdrop.
Princess Jasmin floats on a magic carpet in an opulent red Escada number.
Disney favourite Cinderella was dressed by Versace, who else?
Harvey Nichols looked East for inspiration this Christmas, a sartorial nod to the Oriental themes seen on the catwalk.
Decorative geometric screens frame a display exploding with colour, sparkle and…
the Harvey Nichols collection sits amongst an array of Orient inspired props.
At Selfridges this festive season the windows recreate scenes from photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber's 2012 festive campaign, 'Not Your Usual Christmas' . The extravagant displays depict scenes such as…
...a Christmas Sleepover with pizza and silk pyjamas and…
…circus ponies pulling a sleigh full of extravagant presents.
In addition, Anya Hindmarch has taken over the iconic corner window of Selfridges with her 'All I've Ever Wanted' moving attraction, a Christmas workshop showcasing her glittering accessories.
The Liberty Express has rolled into town and transformed the windows of the London landmark store. Taking the Victorian age of the stream train as their inspiration, the extravagant carriages showcase the wonders of Liberty from luxury luggage to sparkling jewels.
A buffet cart this glamorous? Only on the Liberty Express.
To tie in the 100 year anniversary of the Art Nouveau glass dome, Galeries Lafayette has collaborated with Louis Vuitton for an extravagant display themed "The Ball of the Century. Not happy with a mere celebrity guest for the inaugural ceremony, the store had model Loulou Robert arriving astride an elephant for the illumination event.
The display at the iconic Parisian department starred an array of vintage Louis Vuitton luggage.
Costume jeweller, Butler and Wilson, paid homage to the nation's current baking obsession, decking out their Christmas windows with giant sparkling gingerbread men.
A more traditional approach was taken at Links of London with their windows showcasing miniature London scenes blanketed in snow and glistening with jewels.
At Smythson, the luxury accessories and stationery brand, every girl's dream gift is the focus of their simple but striking display.
DKNY commissioned fashion photographer Rankin to curate their charitable Christmas display. A host of celebrities from Alison Goldfrapp to Francesca Versace customised ornamental hearts for the installation in aid of the Hearts 4 Haiti appeal.