Claridge’s Galliano Christmas tree is all at sea

Once again, Dior’s head fashion designer John Galliano is returning to The Claridge’s Hotel in London for the holidays with his Dior Christmas Tree.

For 2010, Galliano is creating a truly dazzling design, using the ocean as his muse for his “Under the Sea” Christmas tree.

Made of sparkling silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, fish, anemones, starfish and jelly fish, this whimsical design is truly one of a kind.

Last year he designed an Asian-inspired tree (pictured below) that featured snow leopards, dragon flies and parrots among its baby blue, “frozen” branches.

This festive season, Claridge’s, the art-deco gem will be transformed to an oceanic paradise with Galliano’s extraordinary creation.

Commenting on the collaboration, Dior Creative Director John Galliano says, “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.”

Thomas Kochs, Claridge’s Hotel Manager, commented, “We are excited to see the return of the legendary John Galliano, who will once again create the Christmas magic in our lobby.

Following his spectacular tree last year, we simply could not resist to see the new design which will keep London talking throughout the season.

Both Claridge’s and Dior are synonymous with timeless glamour and impeccable heritage and we look forward to celebrating the festive season together.”

The tree was unveiled in the lobby of the hotel on 25th November, 2010 and will be on display until 5th January, 2011.