Now that Thanksgiving is in the books, it’s time to face down Christmas. The Claridge Hotel in London always goes all out with festive decorations, each year tapping a different person to design the five-star luxury hotel’s lobby Christmas tree.
For 2018, the role went to Karl Lagerfeld, who tapped into childhood memories to create an installation themed around upside-down spruce trees. The pièce de ré·sis·tance is a 16-foot-high inverted tree with silver roots topped with a mirrored star.
According to press, the tree is hung with “traditional silver lametta decorations, silver butter leather feathers and snowflakes handmade by craftsmen in Germany with tree candles giving a warm, inviting glow. Under the tree sit hand-sewn, white Icelandic sheepskin rugs to reflect a recent snowfall.”
Commenting on the collaboration Karl Lagerfeld said, “Christmas trees are the strongest souvenir of my happy childhood.”
The Christmas tree display was unveiled on November 22, 2017.