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First Look: Lanvin's Christmas Tree for Claridge's

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The honor of designing this year's Christmas tree for British hotel Claridge's has gone to Lanvin's Alber Elbaz. "The concept of the Christmas Tree decoration is to create an installation that carries the spirit of Lanvin, an infusion of tradition and modernity at the same time," Elbaz told British Vogue.

The upscale hotel, located in London's Mayfair neighborhood, is known for its beautiful designer-created Christmas trees. In 2009 and 2010, the tree was designed by John Galliano, the embattled former chief designer at Dior. The tree won't be unveiled until next month, so here's a sketch to tide you over for the meantime.
· Oh Lanvin Tree [Vogue UK]
· 4 Possible Titles for Alber Elbaz's Upcoming Book [Racked]