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John Galliano’s Christmas tree sketch.

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HOLIDAYS AT SEA: John Galliano is lending his creative talents to London’s Claridge’s hotel for a second year. Later this month, the designer will unveil the John Galliano for Dior Christmas tree he’s created for the storied hotel’s lobby. And while last year the designer fashioned a sparkling white tropical tree, this year he’s called his tree “Under the Sea.” It will feature silver leaves and pink coral, and will be adorned with sparkling sea creatures. “I wanted to create an underwater fantasy and have mixed pink corals, sea horses, anemones and jellyfish, all glinting like gemstones, swimming amidst the silver leaves,” said Galliano.

The tree will debut at Claridge’s Nov. 25 and will stay on display through Jan. 5. Thomas Kochs, Claridge’s hotel manager, added: “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.”

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