"Can it be any more "Haute Couture?"" Galeries Lafayette Tip by Geisha_Girl

Galeries Lafayette, Paris: 79 reviews and 140 photos

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by Geisha_Girl

My recent trip to Paris in November was the first time I had been in the "City of Lights" during the holiday season.

What a treat it was to see the festive decorative lights all around the city!

A most special treat was seeing the Galeries Lafayette's flagship store on Boulevard Haussman all decked out!

Paris was more than ever the city of lights....as the Galeries Lafayette Flagship was dressed by an amazing gown of light designed by italian artist Valerio Festi.

This "haute couture" gown was said to be inspired by the italian tradition of baroque ornaments from the region of Napoli. Hundreds of thousand light bulbs strung together reflected a beautiful embroidered theatrical front wall of the store.

Combined, it looked like multicolored neon lace.

You felt like you were walking into a *fairy tale* Palace as you entered! Then when you're "Knight in Shining Armor" takes your hand and feeds your "addiction to Dior" with a surprise gift in hand............it's like a FAIRY TALE COME TRUE! ;-)))

What to buy: If you're in Paris during the holidays, just go there to admire the decor!

Address: 40 Blvd Haussmann
Directions: Near the opera
Theme: Department Store
Website: http://www.galerieslafayette.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 5, 2003
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