John Galliano Designs Claridge’s Christmas Tree


John Galliano, creative director of Christian Dior, has designed a Christmas tree for the renowned London hotel Claridge. The tree stands 20 ft high and is made up of paper-mache, paper and polystyrene. Its inspiration from icy snow scenes, mixed with a tropical twist, dominates the hotel’s lobby. The tree is painted in white and metallic blue and settled on the branches are a handmade leopard, several parrots and a dragonfly. This partnership marks the first time in the hotel’s 112-year history that Claridge’s has worked with a famed fashion designer on its Christmas tree.

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Career Moves: Chris Rock Returns To HBO

Chris Rock is coming back to the tv screen with his brand new stand up special. The special will be titled “Kill the Messenger”. The footage for the show will be taken from three different performances from South Africa’s Carnival City Casino, New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre and the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London. “Kill The Messenger” will air on HBO on September 27.