Tuesday, 30 November 2010


John Galliano's Claridge's Christmas tree

For the second year, John Galliano has been invited to decorate the Claridges iconic Christmas Tree. The pairing of the flamboyant Dior designer and one of the most luxurious hotels in the World is a recipe for success, last years 'Frozen' tree attracted thousands of visitors. Set in the modern Art Deco foyer, Galliano has said“The majestic beauty of Claridge’s Art Deco interiors never fails to inspire me. I am thrilled to be invited to create a new tree for Christmas at Claridge’s. 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.”  Ehh, okay so John

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While we certainly wouldn't expect Galliano to use tinsle from the attic and plonk a battered fairy on the top, we can't help but feel he could have injected some Christmas spirit into the decoration. Beautiful and all as it is, it isn't exactly festive. What do you think?

       Last Year's 'Frozen' Tree, which for some reason had a blue tiger in it...

1 comment:

  1. Oh hello blue leopard, i think i want to keep you!