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Bergdorf Goodman may have handily won the New York holiday-window wars with its inspired Alice in Wonderland displays, but the Printemps department store in Paris is getting ready to throw down the Alice gauntlet in February with its own windows featuring one-off couture for the ficitonal Alice. The store has enlisted Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester to create custom, one-of-a-kind dresses for Alice that will appear in the Printemps windows to coincide with the release of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
McQueen's clothes took center stage in the Bergdorf windows, and his theatricality is a natural match for Tim Burton and Lewis Carroll. We're intrigued by the possibility of a sexy, Christopher Kane-dressed Alice, but we can't even begin to imagine what Demeulemeester Alice and Margiela Alice will look like ... At this point, we're not sure whether we're more excited to see the movie, or what happens when our favorite designers get inspired by it. Are we going to have to wear a pinafore?
· Designers Take on Alice in Wonderland [ElleUK]
· In the Window: Bergdorf Goodman's Curious Holiday Compendium [Racked]