PARIS, May 20, 2008 / FW/ — Stars and huge bows were used as the main props and decoration for these Chanel store windows at Avenue Montaigne last January. Realistic mannequins were used, thus giving the store window that extra feeling of beauty.

Though obviously many window dressers choose to use different types of mannequins, using the realistic variety is becoming more rare every year. Because realistic mannequins are always more expensive than the other types, it is a big investment for the store.

Of course, this is Chanel we are talking about. Still, it is good to mention that using realistic mannequins gives the store window TLC.