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Paris dresses up its windows for the season

Fantastically staged displays bring the holiday spirit - and shoppers - to the city's storied department stores

GUARDIAN OF THE GALLERY: An elfin 64-year-old Jean-Claude Dehix, who designs window displays, adjusts marionettes in a Burberry Christmas window display at the Printemps department store in Paris on Dec 19.


CROUCHED precariously amid cascades of fishing line, behind a drum kit dusted with iridescent artificial snow, Jean-Claude Dehix ministered patiently to a rebellious marionette, oblivious to the businessman on the other side of the plate glass window who was taking a last, lazy drag