It would seem that “Star Wars” excitement has hit high fashion this week, with a major shop-in-shop and Force-focused holiday debut at Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
The luxury department store, located at Boulevard Haussmann, has teamed up with Disney ahead of the new film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to debut a 4,000 sq.-ft. in-store shop dedicated to product inspired by the film. The Galeries Lafayette stores in Nantes and Nice will have smaller versions of the pop-up.
Last night, the store hosted a parade behind the Paris Opera, complete with Storm Troopers, Jedis and Imperial Red Guards to unveil its “Star Wars”-themed holiday window displays. R2-D2 and the new BB8 were also spotted in the lineup.
As a part of the “Star Wars” holiday celebrations, the store will display specially designed Storm Trooper helmets created by artists and will include a capsule collection of items designed by Institut Français de la Mode fashion students.
In addition to the “Star Wars” inspired windows and pop-up shop featuring everything from toys to galactic-inspired shoes, the stores have transformed their windows into a holiday story featuring a space robot and his family to continue the intergalactic theme.
See more of our favorite “Star Wars” shoes in our roundup of the top styles debuting ahead of “The Force Awakens.”