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Fashion heavyweights spanning the globe will replicate Disney princess gowns in a Harrods Christmas window display next month- ahhh! (Jinx.) Don't bother rubbing your eyes in disbelief. This is actually happening. Unveiling on November 1st, the high end London department store's front window display will feature designer interpretations of memorable looks pegged to Disney princesses we all know and love. In correspondence with the 7,000 square foot pop-up Disney shop already open in the store, the dresses will beckon those childhood butterflies that preceded the holiday season once upon a time. Those darn Disney queens never fail.
So which designers are allowing their imaginations to run wild, mused by these classic characters, you ask? Oscar de la Rentais re-imagining Snow White's feminine whiles and beauty while Cinderella is made modern by at the hands of Versace and Phocahontas' uninhibited yet demure style is channeled by Roberto Cavalli. This will be colossal.
In the mean time, while we twiddled our thumbs in anticipation, take a look at designer sketches of the spectacular gowns.
Ariel from The Little Mermaid by Marchesa
"A chic and elegant deep blue silk evening gown has been beautifully crafted to combine luxurious draped fabrics, which perfectly embody modern feminine style - capturing Ariel's adventurous under-the-sea spirit." - Harrods
Cinderella by Versace
"'You shall go to the ball', in a stunning contemporary interpretation complete with golden layers, a tiara, a bold statement-necklace and of course, glass slippers - emblazoned with the iconic Versace medusa motif." - Harrods
Sleeping Beauty by Elie Saab
"Encapsulating the natural grace and innocence of Aurora, this beautiful gown in pale pink is embellished with scattered exquisite beading." - Harrods
Repunzal by Jenny Packham
"A magical dress in pale grey adorned with incredible beading that should never be locked away." - Harrods
Jasmine from Aladdin by Escada
"An exotic fuchsia silk chiffon gown encompasses the fiery beauty of Jasmine, complete with an extravagant golden flower belt." -Harrods
Pocahontas by Roberto Cavalli
"Featuring soft, golden and natural earthy colours, this gown incorporates prints evocative of dream catchers with pearl detailing. The lightness of a feather and the wings of a butterfly, it is perfect for a princess in love with freedom." - Harrods
Mulan by Missoni
"A land of silk and jade has inspired this oriental kimono-style dazzling creation, that features bold turquoise shades and red detailing." - Harrods
Belle from Beauty and The Beast by Valentino
"A fantasy-like dress in silk chiffon with a sheer hooded cape and layers of exquisite pleats, is accessorised with bespoke signature studded flats and a silver flower bag." - Harrods
Tiana from The Princess and the Frog by Ralph & Russo
"A dream come true, this mint evening gown with a sweetheart neckline and mesh overlay, features scattered crystals that cascade into a layered tulle skirt." - Harrods
Snow White by Oscar de la Renta
"'Someday your prince will come…' This silk gown is divine with intricate embroidery across the bodice and a floor-sweeping cape in signature red." - Harrods
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