The Chapmans’ work is the latest in a long line of innovative window installations at the six-storey department store, created by Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo.
Previous window installations have included a Ship of Fools by Matt Clark, a white elephant by Stephanie Quayle, and giant comic strips from the creators of The Simpsons and Peanuts.
The unusual window display changes every season, along with installations throughout Dover Street Market. The store closes for three days each January and July for this so called ‘tachiagari’ or ‘beginning’ while the store is tranformed.
Spring/Summer 2012’s new additions include a warren of red bunnies by Alber Elbaz to accompany the Lanvin collection, a shoe and bag space where ’50s minimalism meets foliage of rainforest proportions, and the introduction of Alexander McQueen, in its own specially designed space.
Plus, downstairs, images of grim reapers join wire cages housing lines to add to the grungy feel of Dover Street Market’s basement.
Dover Street Market is open Monday to Sunday at 17-18 Dover Street, London W1S.