Claridge’s Christmas Tree by John Galliano for Dior Unveiled

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Today, Claridge’s¬†revealed its 2010 designer Christmas tree by John Galliano for Dior. The spectacular tree, located in the hotel’s Art Deco lobby, has an “under the sea” theme and features swirly silver leaves, sea horses and jellyfish.

This is John Galliano’s second Christmas tree in a row for the iconic London hotel.

Commenting on the design, John Galliano said,

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 tree will be on display in Claridge’s lobby from now until 5 January 2011.

Enjoy the full experience by booking a hotel room at Claridge’s here¬†Or get a taste of decadence by reserving your Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s restaurant table here

What do you think? Does this underwater theme inspire you to try something different for your Christmas tree this year?


  1. Tommo says:

    I think thtat might be the ugliest christmas tree I’ve ever seen! Whatever happened to traditional pine, some lights and a few baubles? Sorry Mr Galliano, not my cup of tea.

  2. LondonLiving says:

    It’s really cool, not very warm and festive though.

    My “under the sea theme” would probably involve stringing up some fish fingers and shells. But then my budget’s probably not as large as Galliano’s.

    I think for a modern interpretation on the classic tree, Covent Garden’s ‘Kiss’ tree wins.

  3. LazyLondon says:

    Hmm, not sure about this. It’s a bit ugly and not very Christmassy. A bit of tinsel wouldn’t hurt!

  4. nic says:

    i’m not sure about that either. it doesn’t seem to be a xmas tree?

  5. Ben says:

    you need to open your eyes and see it for what it is! It is a piece of art that inspires people. I dont believe that after seeing it in the flesh you would be so critical. Also the fact that we are all talkin about Dior and Claridges proves that what they have done is succeeded.