Printemps has outdone themselves with Noël Rêves d’Évasion, their 2011 holiday promotion.

Last Wednesday night Chanel fashion director Karl Lagerfeld and Vanessa Paradis, actress, singer and face of “Coco” Chanel fragrance, thrilled thousands of bystanders gathered for the grand reveal at the Inauguration des Vitrines.

This year the elegant windows of the Printemps flag ship store on the boulevard Haussmann pay homage to Karl Lagerfeld

Simply put: Printemps shines. Eleven storefront windows display 60 animated puppets: miniature Lagerfelds as photographer, designer and director surrounded by dancing ballerinas and flight attendants made in rue Cambon workshops. The dolls are dressed in classic designs from previous generations that present an understated elegance that out rocks any live concert vying for the window crowds. Watch the opening video.

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