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Dior’s John Galliano to design the 2009 Claridge’s Christmas Tree

Claridge's Frozen Tropical Christmas Tree designed by John Galliano for Dior

Claridge's Frozen Tropical Christmas Tree designed by John Galliano for Dior

LONDON, Nov 11, 2099 / FW/ — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The Claridge’s Christmas tree designed by John Galliano for Dior will be unveiled in the hotel’s foyer on December 1st, and throughout the festive period, there will be a series of events celebrating the collaboration.

Located at the heart of Mayfair, the Claridge’s is a historic Art Deco hotel that occupies a key part of London’s history. .Stars, socialites and the crowned heads of Europe have enjoyed this 5 star hotel for over 100 years.

Some of the world’s greatest designers have left their mark on Claridge’s. And now, it is John Galliano’s turn with Claridge’s Frozen Tropical Christmas Tree that he designed under Dior’s banner. The tree will feature sparkling leaves and orchids in silver, white and blue, as well as crystal , giving the impression of the tree being frozen .

British by birth, John Galliano comments, “I am thrilled that Dior is collaborating with Claridge’s this Christmas. I love to visit Claridge’s when I am in London, particularly at this time of the year – and I hope to bring a twist to the traditional tree. I want to combine the festive with the innovative, the spirit of Dior with the beauty of Claridge’s, and create something spectacular that will inspire the perfect start to the season!”

Fans of John Galliano know how imaginative he can be and thus making the unveiling of the Christmas tree highly anticipatory.

Says Claridge’s General Manager Philippe Leboeuf, “We are very excited to be working on this ground-breaking project, a first in Claridge’s history with the legendary John Galliano. Both Claridge’s and Dior are synonymous with the combination of impeccable heritage, inherent glamour and contemporary thinking so we are looking forward to see his creative vision for our tree! This is another bold step in Claridge’s history to provoke, confound and delight our guests.”

Claridge’s already boasts that a stay in the hotel is an unforgettable experience; with the Frozen Tropical Christmas Tree designed by John Galliano for Dior, and all sorts of events and entertainment on offer across the city over the coming months, from seasonal markets and festivals to new West End productions and good old British pantomimes, Christmas in London should be in your calendar!

[FELICIA PRINCE]