130 Days Until Christmas: Harrods is Going Disney Crazy

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It may be 131 days until the big day, but it would seem that this hasn’t fazed the department stores who are already releasing details about their plans for Christmas 2013. Iconic London store Harrods is certainly no exception, since releasing details of its Disney themed festive auction plans.

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The store plans to auction off ten designer gowns, inspired by ten of the most iconic Disney princesses. The dresses were individually designed by some of the worlds leading fashion houses for the stores famous Christmas windows last year. Harrods plans to auction the dresses at Christies in November with all proceeds going to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity.

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The dresses themselves range from Versace’s modern gold-layered interpretation of Cinderella’s ball gown, complete with glass slipper, to Marchesa’s stunning deep blue silk draped evening gown representing Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

Roberto Cavalli’s Pocahontas dress screams Cavalli with its iconic all over feather print, slinky silhouette and sexy thigh split while Oscar de la Renta’s silk, intricately embroidered yellow and blue gown with accompanying red silk cape harks firmly back to the iconic costume of the Disney Snow White we all know and love.

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The dresses themselves are collector’s pieces for fashion and Disney aficionados alike and are sure to cause as much of a stir in the auction room as they did when the Christmas windows were revealed last winter.

As for the other stores offerings, as expected, landmark regent street store Liberty, whose famous Christmas windows attract hoards of onlookers each year are keeping schtum about their Christmas plans. Historic Fortnum and Mason are remaining equally tight-lipped, but have released details about their traditional Christmas hampers on their website.

Selfridges only last week, with 141 days until Christmas Day opened the doors of their Christmas Emporium. The department has been adorned very traditionally with giant Santa models and 6ft polar bears retailing for upwards of £1500, however the decoration trends for the year are decidedly more modern and thoroughly fashion led. They are stocking a vast range of dip dye decorations to fit the ever-popular ombré trend and have predicted that neon could also prove popular for the festive season.

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