Monday, November 29, 2010

A Christian Dior Christmas tree?

John Galliano has designed and decorated a Christmas tree for the lobby of Claridges hotel in London to mark the opening of Dior's new London boutique in New Bond Street. Galliano’s creation is a world away from your typical evergreen Christmas tree— it’s a dreamy, underwater sculpture filled with giant seahorses, jellyfish, silver leaves and brightly colored coral. Galliano's work with Dior may force him to be based in Paris, but he is, after all, a Commander of the British Empire.  

"I wanted to create an underwater fantasy and have mixed pink corals, seahorses, anemones and jellyfish, all glinting like gem stones, swimming amidst the silver leaves. I hope we create something as sumptuous as its setting and this inspires a truly luxurious escape and a very festive season at Claridge’s."

The John Galliano for Dior Christmas tree will be on display in Claridge’s lobby in London from now until early January. Book yourself a beautiful art deco room at the hotel or reserve a table at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant within Claridges hotel. Dishes like the roasted rack of English rose veal and lasagne of rabbit are guaranteed to delight the palate.

When Galliano decorated the Claridge’s tree last year, he put a blue leopard on it, so we shouldn’t have expected anything traditional. 

 Would you like it in your living room?


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