Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

Oddly Enough

An elephantine beginning to Christmas as Paris' Galeries Lafayette turns on its holiday lights

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - 00:42

Nov. 6 - Paris' famous department store Galeries Lafayette gets an elephant dressed in Louis Vuitton to push the button on its animal-themed Christmas displays. Roselle Chen reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Penguins wearing sunglasses, a polar bear holding a designer handbag and Cinderella with her magic carriage -- not a scene from a Walt Disney movie but Christmas displays at Paris' Galeries Lafayette department store which turned on its seasonal sparkle on Tuesday (November 6). An elephant dressed in a Louis Vuitton drape clumsily pushed the button to turn on the lights on the facade of the famous retailer. Wacky and whimsical animal models replaced the usual mannequins which sport the latest seasonal trends. Passers-by stopped to admire the decorations. A giant Christmas tree was put up inside the gallery, and lights glimmered on the store's facade.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

An elephantine beginning to Christmas as Paris' Galeries Lafayette turns on its holiday lights

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - 00:42

Top News »

Editors' Picks »

Most Popular »

Business »

Moving Pictures »

Images of October Images of October

Mon, 03 Nov, 2014 - (0:57)

The world in a city The world in a city

Fri, 31 Oct, 2014 - (1:30)

Real-life superheroes Real-life superheroes

Tue, 28 Oct, 2014 - (1:44)

Dance of the northern lights Dance of the northern lights

Mon, 20 Oct, 2014 - (1:08)

Images of September Images of September

Thu, 02 Oct, 2014 - (1:00)

Still missing – MH370 Still missing – MH370

Fri, 05 Sep, 2014 - (2:05)

Burning Together Burning Together

Mon, 01 Sep, 2014 - (2:23)

Mending dolls, teddies and hearts Mending dolls, teddies and hearts

Fri, 22 Aug, 2014 - (3:12)

Images of August Images of August

Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - (1:00)

"Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay "Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay

Mon, 11 Aug, 2014 - (2:27)

Reuters Investigates »

Where the sea is closing in Where the sea is closing in

Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - (3:41)

Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead" Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead"

Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - (8:24)

Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest

Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 - (4:01)

"Passed around like a dog" "Passed around like a dog"

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (6:32)

Adopted, then abandoned online Adopted, then abandoned online

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (13:22)

How the DEA keeps its secrets secret How the DEA keeps its secrets secret

Mon, 05 Aug, 2013 - (1:36)

How education lost its role as the great equalizer - Reuters Investigates How education lost its role as the great...

Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 - (7:52)

Jihad Jane: From abused child to American jihadist - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: From abused child to American...

Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 - (10:02)