As the holiday season approaches, the windows of Dior boutiques the world over are ablaze with colourful illuminations. Celebrating the magic of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s 2021 Cruise collection – inspired by Puglia, a land close to her heart – the House’s stores are decorated with Luminarie, the dazzling traditional architectures that embellish streets and squares throughout this region of Italy.DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS TAIPEI 101 ©STUDIO MILLSPACE
Serving as the centerpiece of some of the displays is the DiorHoliday Tree – a majestic olive tree enhanced with hand-painted details and glittering birds and butterflies – a bucolic tribute to the untamed landscapes of southern Italy.DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS MALAYSIA PAVILION ©ERIC CHOW
From Paris to Tokyo, and Geneva to Kuala Lumpur by way of Milan and Taipei, visit the House's emblematic addresses in this enchanting film to see windows illuminated with grace and magic.DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS GENEVA ©Dominik Gehl
An augmented reality filter, available on the Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook apps as well as the 8th Wall platform, will reveal an animation dedicated to Dior’s irresistible Christmas wrapping. A dreamlike invitation to the art of gifting, an ode to escape and the poetry of emotions that are more necessary now than ever.DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS TOKYO GINZA 6©DAICI ANO
A celebration of the art of giving, and a fairy-tale invitation to the beauty of dreams that Monsieur Christian Dior so loved.DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS LONDON ©Melvyn Vincent DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS PARIS 127CE ©KRISTEN PELOU DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS MALAYSIA PAVILION ©ERIC CHOW DIOR_CHRISTMAS WINDOWS_MILANO MONTENAPOLEONE_©Giuseppe Macor DIOR BERGDORF GOODMAN NEW YORK DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS PARIS ROYALE ©Kristen Pelou DIOR CHRISTMAS PARIS ST HONORE DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS SHANGHAI P66 ©JIN JIE DIOR CHRISTMAS WINDOWS TOKYO GINZA 6 ©DAICI ANO
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