Dolce & Gabbana to design Claridge’s Christmas tree

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Claridge’s, London’s legendary Mayfair hotel, has said its 2013 Christmas tree will be designed by long-time guests and friends designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

The designers revealed details and a sketch of the Christmas tree on Instagram last month. 

The tree, which will depict iconic elements from a traditional Christmas tree reinterpreted with Sicilian elements, draws on the Italian heritage of the designers.

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It will feature hand-crafted Sicilian puppets known as ‘pupi’, hand-painted Italian festive glass baubles and a bespoke multi-coloured ‘luminarie’ framework created in Southern Italy.

The new tree will be unveiled in Claridge’s on November 26, 2013. 

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