One of London's grand, historical hotels, Claridge's, has commissioned Christian Dior creative director John Galliano to create a custom Christmas tree for its lobby, to debut Dec. 1. He'll create a papier-mâché tree dripping with with crystals, sparkling leaves, and orchids in a shimmering white and blue palette. "I hope to bring a twist to the traditional tree," he said. "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!"
While the tree certainly sounds glamorous — it looks it from the sketch — and will no doubt make a statement in Claridge's luxurious lobby, I think I might be too traditional to forgo a classic red-and-green palette. Would you want a nontraditional Christmas tree?