We’ve rounded up our favourite festive snaps from the style history books…
First up, gamine fashion icon and Givenchy
muse Audrey Hepburn posing with Santa Claus in the Fifties. The Breakfast At Tiffany’s
star somehow manages to look elegant in ear-muffs…
In 2004 London’s V&A Museum commissioned designer Matthew Williamson
to decorate the enormous Christmas tree greeting guests in their grand entrance. Whilst pink might have been an unusual colour to focus on, you have to admit the results were just beautiful…
The Christmas Number One is usually a cheesy group song or whatever horror the X Factor winner comes out with, but back in 2001 actress Nicole Kidman and Robbie Williams topped the festive chart with their cover of Something Stupid
, complete with a fabulously dressed video. And we don’t just mean the clothes- the apartment is amazing too…
Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t come across as the most festive of souls, which makes this window display that Chanel put together for Paris department store Primtemps last year all the more enjoyable – a dozen mini-Lagerfelds running amok in a snowy Parisian wonderland!
is one of fashion’s most luxurious gentlemen so it makes sense that he would spend Christmas skiing in rich people’s playground Gstaad. Here he is (in a very, very weathered photo) in the Swiss resort in the late Seventies…
, the iconic ballet by Tchaikovsky is one of the festive season’s most beloved traditions, displaying the most breath-taking of dance costumes before Black Swan
was even a twinkle in Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s eye.
Christmas inspired clothing needn’t be novelty, as proved by
photographer Mario Testino when he put a high-fashion spin on pieces
like the Santa suit for Vogue
in 2007, with a shoot that featured Sasha
Pivovorova amongst the models.
Only a Grinch could fail to love the sight of Destiny’s Child in matching sexy Santa outfits. However, we’re not so sure about the presents their ‘babies’ gave to them as per The Eight Days Of Christmas
(we always thought their were twelve but anyway) Dirty denim jeans? A diamond belly ring? Jay-Z we thought you had more taste…