Thought you’d get some down time this week? Good. Because the US holiday season is almost upon us. Better yet, it starts with the annual “holiday windows” event in New York’s Central Park.
These spectacular scenes normally create a soothing aesthetic backdrop to any office party, party at home, or “holiday office party.” Whether or not you’re into that kind of holiday cheer (yes, it’s our office so we say it happens quite often), take heart that these displays represent one of the most important holiday events in the United States.
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In the spirit of this event and this approach, we’re running a list of the eight latest and greatest holiday windows.
Barneys, The New York Times, and Barneys New York
Barneys New York– The New York Times Christmas windows
New York magazine’s 2017 Holiday Window
One of Louis Vuitton’s newest Holiday windows at The Place de la Concorde, Paris. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Yves Saint Laurent
A fashion illustration of ‘the keys of Toulouse, France,’ one of the buildings featured in Hedi Slimane’s ‘transitional’ 2017 Holiday Window at 605 Madison Avenue in New York. (Joshua C. Cruey / New York Times)
New Look’s Christmas window debuted on Fifth Avenue in New York.
Paris Hilton introduces her new jewelry line at New Look, Paris Hilton Jewels, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)
Chanel’s ‘Tokyo Santa’ with Santa Maria Maggiore, This year the French fashion house also took over the Madison Avenue facade and made the traditional Chinese gift of red envelopes called miaojie (a gift considered auspicious to give for a prosperous New Year) into a works of art, with wooden santas wearing Chanel’s finest. A model poses on the installation in New York. (Reuters/Brendan McDermid)
Burberry’s display featured flames of epic proportions. (Reuters/Olivia Harris)
Michael Kors’ 2019 windows feature tree-inspired designs (Gráinne Foy/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
Tory Burch’s Christmas window depicts a woman riding a horse toward a Christmas gift (Gráinne Foy/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
Buttars’ 14th annual show, “The Electrics,” mixed different types of electric light (David W. Jackson/Getty Images)
A woman walks past Bonobos’ 2016 holiday window at New York’s Union Square Mall, the first year the women’s clothing retailer had a window celebrating Christmas. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)