Monster Christmas 2014 at Galeries Lafayette
Galeries Lafayette has a Monster Christmas in store
for you in 2014!
A gang of cheeky monsters lurks mischievously amid the
festive theatrical décor, plotting a topsy-turvy Christmas! Some have sneaked
into the shop windows, others wander brazenly about in the departments – the
naughty things have even turned the Christmas tree upside down!
Come and share their festive joy with lots of
surprises at Galeries Lafayette’s Monster Christmas.
Upending the Christmas tree – a masterstroke of
Galeries Lafayette is the
first in the world to proudly display a Christmas tree turned on its head!
Canopied by the Boulevard
Haussmann’s famous century-old Coupole, the festive tree takes root overhead in
the architectural tracery of the sumptuous Art Nouveau dome – all the better to
dazzle 150,000 daily visitors expected during the season of goodwill.
The novel Christmas tree at
Galeries Lafayette points its tip towards the ground, inviting visitors to stay
put and watch a sublime light show washing over it once an hour, with music and
illuminations flooding across the branches down its full 80-foot length!
Monstrously funny window displays!
Hilariously wicked and full of pranks, Gustave the
Monster and his oddball band are cooking up a very surprising Christmas behind
the scenes. Their unruly invasion of the stunning Boulevard Haussmann window
displays has bystanders of all ages chuckling merrily.
All along the boulevard, shop windows are transformed
into a madcap playground for Gustave the Monster and his zany friends.
Big hairy paws with a perfect manicure steal around
the edge of a heavy curtain to mess up the display, two big round eyes peer at
the spectators on the pavement, one hand pulls open a curtain, and then another
– a funny little creature bashfully gets ready to climb onto the stage.
You can see it tremble!
The show has begun and each window becomes a little
scene, with Norma the tightrope walker and her sidekick Norbert the worm, Zoe
the budding magician, an army of screwball rabbits, a popcorn war in the auditorium,
and Gustave the Monster-in-Chief who ends up getting a right dressing down!
Seen from the street, ‘the audience’ changes – one
minute it’s the cute monsters, the next it’s the public on the pavement.
Those naughty monsters are getting up to all kinds of
mischief inside the windows, with no holds barred!
The Monster Show – it’s frightfully good!
Uproarious little sideshows take you unawares at every
turn, as Gustave and his raggle-taggle troupe ambush you inside the store!
There are five of them to watch out for: Gustave, the
very hairy superstar of Christmas.
The endearing and clumsy Monster, such a softy that
you just want to hug him – but he’s too busy messing about!
Then there’s his companion, the gang’s chic female
member: Papili Gaga is a real lady, with her made-up eyes, white gloves and
Bubble is also pretty striking, with his small head
and many arms – he doesn’t look scary though, in those sweet colours. Fronzi
and Vroumi are the last monsters in the gang, two colourful and nimble
creatures who always pop up in unexpected places!