Putting on a special display in a shop window used to be something reserved for the Christmas season. A few reindeer, a sprinkling of fairy dust and you might have shoppers crowding your doorstep.
Not anymore. As you'll see in part one of our photo gallery, it's a jungle out there in the world of retail - and if it catches the eye, shocks, scares, titillates, amuses or fascinates, then you might find it in a shop window. We've gone back through the archives to find some of the most head-turning, quirky and eye-catching window displays from over the years. [Click each image to enlarge]
Pictured above: May 2003: Model Elle Macpherson has her body cast in plaster in a window of Selfidges department store On Oxford Street May 21, 2003 in London. The event was part of Selfridges month long 'Body Craze' series. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
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