Holiday window secrets

Designers dish on their festive creations.

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Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave at 49th St (212-753-4000, saks.com). Projection happens daily 5--10:30pm. Through Jan 3.

The concept: "Bubbles and snowflakes were the inspiration for our story this year," says Julio Gomez, Saks's window director, who conceived a fanciful story about the travels of a little girl who is obsessed with both. "I don't even know how many times I've said the word bubbles this year," Gomez declares with a laugh. (Bubbles were also added to the usual snowflake light show that's projected onto the store's facade each evening.)

The result: The scenery is bigger than ever, with Gomez's concept spanning 16 windows instead of the usual six. And for the first time in two decades, the store tapped notable labels—including Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet—to create exclusive outfits, including a silver Kaufman Franco dress with hundreds of hand-sewn sequins and bubbles (pictured). The designers weren't just asked to hand over their clothing; they were also invited to suggest where those ensembles should end up. For example, Theallet—the niece of Jacques Cousteau—and the team decided that her ocean-inspired dark-blue gown (paired with a necklace made from seashells) should be placed in a window with an aquatic theme.

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