If you think Disney can’t do high end then you are wrong as they take centre stage in the Harrods Christmas windows display, along with a 7,000 square foot pop up boutique inside the store.
Each of the windows will show designer dresses inspired by princess characters designed by fashion houses such as Oscar de la Renta, Versace and Elie Saab.The windows are expected to be unveiled sometime at the beginning of November.
Harrods announced during a press event that the character to appear in the window displays include Ariel from “The Little Mermaid,” Aurora from “Sleeping Beauty,” Belle from “Beauty and the Beast,” Cinderella, Jasmine from “Aladdin,” Mulan, Pocahontas, Rapunzel from “Tangled,” Snow White from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog.”
“Harrods is a major tourist destination, especially around Christmas,” said Mark Briggs, store image director at Harrods, London. “We have a responsibility to our customers to deliver a new and exciting theme each year.
“Collaborating with Disney gives us the opportunity to not only push the boundaries in terms of aesthetics, but to also bring in truly unique products and host some spectacular events which are certain to make this Christmas a successful one,” he said.
As for the new pop-up shop, it comes complete with Princess Parlour among many other thing to make your 5 year old princess dizzy with excitement. Having opened last week, the 7,000 sq ft space includes a special dress-up area decked with every princess outfit going from Snow White onwards, plus there’s a Cinderella Slipper salon with dazzling limited-edition shoes in baby to mum sizes, from £24.95.
It’s not all glitter and mini-gladrags though – for boys there’s a special Disney/Pixar corner with plenty of Toy Story and Cars toys, accessories and costumes including the ever-popular Buzz Lightyear outfit. Helpfully, there’s even an ‘Activity Zone’ to keep those not interested entertained while Mum and daughter have their Princess time.
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