Printemps Hausmann invited Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz to design the holiday windows for the French department store this year. Titled “Noël au Château,” (Christmas at the castle), the windows feature two dolls, Mr. and Miss Lanvin, who are shown in various holiday settings. The windows were revealed last week, with Elbaz in attendance, along with actress Kristin Scott Thomas.
JOHN GALLIANO is returning to Claridge's as he designs the hotel's Christmas tree for the second year running. Having been inspired by the ocean, Galliano's 2010 Under the Sea festive creation is made of sparkling silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, fish anemones, starfish and jellyfish.
"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," says Galliano of the collaboration. "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."
The unique tree will be unveiled in the lobby of the hotel on November 25 and will be on display until January 5.
"Following Galliano's spectacular tree last year, we simply could not resist to see the new design which will keep London talking throughout the season," Thomas Kochs, Claridge's hotel manager tells us. "Both Claridge's and Dior are synonymous with timeless glamour and impeccable heritage and we look forward to celebrating the festive season together."