When John Galliano was sensationally dropped by both Christian Dior and his eponymous label, we had a sneaky suspicion he wouldn’t be invited to decorate the Claridge’s Christmas tree for the third year in a row either.
However, we are pleased with who the swanky Mayfair hotel have signed up to do the honours instead, as it’s none other than Lanvin’s very own Alber Elbaz. WWD reports that the designer has been a long-time guest of the hotel, and will create a colourful tree that will be decorated with marionettes wearing Claridge’s uniforms with a Lanvin makeover. Sounds exciting!
“The concept of the Christmas tree decoration is to create an installation that carries the spirit of Lanvin, an infusion of tradition and modernity at the same time,” Elbaz said. The tree is to emanate and bring heartwarming joy to all who work and stay as guests at Claridge’s hotel: It’s my way to wish them a very Merry Christmas.”
The tree will be unveiled on the morning of November 22nd and will stay there until January 2nd, so we haven’t got long to wait to see the work of art. What do you think of the initial sketch above?