Diane von Furstenberg's Claridge's Christmas Tree Is All About Love

Love, light, and 8,000 silver-leafed leaves.

Claridge's Christmas Tree Unveiling
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There’s nothing quite like Christmas in London and this year's will be one to remember. Claridge's, the quintessentially British hotel at the center of Mayfair district, has invited Diane von Furstenberg to design an extravagant new . Von Furstenberg’s “Tree of Love,” was unveiled today in the lobby, marking the ninth year Claridge’s has invited a celebrity to create the tree.

Claridge's Christmas Tree Unveiling
von Furstenberg poses with the Christmas tree she designed in the lobby of Claridge’s.
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The designer's tree—dubbed the Tree of Love—has a celestial theme, and , is decorated with six different animals, including an owl, horse, peacock, dove and mouse. In ancient astrological traditions, those beings represent knowledge, peace, strength and beauty. The animals are silver-leafed, as are 8,000 leaves. The tree also features hand-blown glass balls in blue and 150 glass hearts. "My tree is the Tree of Love, celebrating all aspects of love and life," she told the outlet.

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Diane von Furstenberg’s Tree of Love.
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The roster of past guests includes notable designers Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, and Dolce & Gabbana among others, whose themes have run the gamut from woodland fantasy to under the sea.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s 2017 Christmas tree for Claridge’s was famously upside down.
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The 2010 tree by John Galliano featured silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, fish, anemones, starfish and jellyfish.
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Of course, this isn't DVF's first time working for the brand. , featuring her signature floral patterns and animal prints.

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The Grand Piano Suite at Claridge’s was designed by von Furstenberg.
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Of course, if you need ideas for your own Christmas tree creation, we've got you covered.

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