Is This the World’s Most Avant-Garde Christmas Tree?

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NewsFeed has a very European sensibility, dahling. That’s why we’re among the first news outlets to see renderings of John Galliano’s new Christmas tree at Claridge’s, the iconic Art Deco hotel in London.

Galliano, the creative director at luxury label Christian Dior, has taken the ocean as his muse and dreamed up an extravagant tree he calls “Under the Sea.” The hotel’s jet-set clientele—Kate Moss and Lady Gaga are regulars—can admire his creation from November 25. (Read a Q&A with Diane von Furstenberg on her new suites at Claridge’s.)

“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,” Galliano said in a statement. “I hope we create something as sumptuous as its setting and that this inspires a truly luxurious escape and a very festive season at Claridge’s.”

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like 25 feet of iridescent sea life.

The tree is Galliano’s second Christmas installation for Claridge’s. Last year he designed an Asian-inspired tree that featured snow leopards, dragon flies and parrots among its baby blue, “frozen” branches. You can see it here.

(See pictures of the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree.)