What do you get when you mix a swashbuckling designer, a famed Parisian fashion house, an iconic London hotel, and a squad of shimmering starfish? Dior creative director John Galliano‘s Christmas tree for Claridge’s. Unveiled yesterday in the lobby of the Mayfair landmark, the ocean-themed creation replaces a traditional holiday fir with a giant (papier-mâché) branch of pink coral ornamented with silver leaves, opalescent anemones, and shiny seahorses. “I wanted to create an underwater fantasy,” said Galliano, who first worked with Claridge’s last year on a more climatically appropriate “frozen” tree that combined icicles with chinoiserie. This year’s “Under the Sea”-themed design is a tropical tour de force that brings a bit of Palm Beach to the hotel’s art deco lobby. “Both Claridge’s and Dior are synonymous with with timeless glamour and impeccable heritage,” said Thomas Kochs, general manager of the hotel. “And we look forward to celebrating the festive season together.” Santa, however, is expected to keep his distance from the Dior tree, for fear of being impaled on its coral spikes. The tree will be on display at Claridge’s until January 5.
Birchbox is looking for a Photo Editor, Birchbox. next job Here Media is looking for a ONLINE PHOTO AND GRAPHICS PRODUCER, LA. next job British Consulate-General, New York is looking for a Digital Design Marketing Manager. next job Digiday is looking for a Design Director. next job Global Women's Apparel Brand is looking for a Graphic Design & Social Media Coordinator. next job Wednesday Journal, Inc. is looking for a Graphic Design/Digital-Print Production Artist. next job Active Interest Media is looking for a Art Director. next job Innovative Kids is looking for a Designer/Art Director. see all
Starting September 23, work with the contributing editor at ELLE.com to get your writing published in fashion magazines and websites! In this course, you'll learn how write fashion headlines, runway reviews, and fashion features, write compelling pitch letters, and gain insight into the fashion industry. Register now!