Holiday Windows: Sumptuous Gowns and Dreamy Bubbles at Saks Fifth Avenue

The iconic department store's seasonal display features one-of-a-kind gowns by Olivier Theyskens, Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, and others.

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A look from Saks Fifth Avenue's holiday windows, which features a bubble factory and one-of-a-kind designer dresses.
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This season, iconic department store Saks Fifth Avenue's epic holiday display features a dreamy bubble factory of sorts, as well as one-of-a-kind gowns by Olivier Theyskens, Proenza Schouler, Marchesa, and others. (Here, a custom Stella McCartney dress.)
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The windows themselves evoke a luminous factory, where gears and mechanics create fantastical bubbles. Here, a mannequin sports a custom gown by Olivier Theyksens.
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The mechanics of the various bubble makers seem part machine, part musical instrument. Here, a frothy gown by Marchesa.
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Watering cans pick up the bubble concoction from an area overseen by a mannequin wearing a one-of-a-kind look by Haider Ackermann.
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Saks senior fashion director Colleen Sherin was apparently "utterly speechless" when this McQueen gown arrived on loan. The striking red dress apparently took 2,500 hours to create and was worn by Kate Moss on the September 2011 cover of Vogue.
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The main event of the windows, of course, is the spectacular 3D light display that runs every fifteen minutes through January 6 on Fifth Avenue.
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The "Land of the Bubblemakers" features tons of holiday party-ready frocks.
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A little girl oversees the bubbly mixture wearing pink Converse high-tops, while a model clad in custom red Erdem looks on.
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Toucans stalk another area of the bubble-making process.
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A dazzling green Oscar de la Renta gown in the holiday windows of Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Bubbly bins and a black one-of-a-kind Nina Ricci dress.
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Elsewhere in the holiday windows, a fantastical collection of clothes, stuffed animals, and toys for kids.
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Another window features furry white creatures and children's wear, topped off with a bubble-like chandelier.
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