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Donna Karan Has Madison Ave's Most Labor-Intensive Christmas Tree

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John Galliano might have put a snow leopard in his Christmas tree for Claridges, but nobody beats Donna Karan when it comes to working hard on holiday spirit. For her Madison Avenue store, Karan had a visual consultant pluck all the needles off a 12-foot fir tree—a task that took eight hours. Once it had been fully depilated, the tree was painted white and covered in glitter. "It is beautifully creepy," says the Times, "sort of what Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree would have looked like had Tim Burton been the director." As high-concept trees go, we're also partial to the Louis Vuitton creation from today's Women's Wear Daily, in which the letters "L" and "V" are held aloft by swoops that form a tree-like shape.
· Hey, Tannenbaum, Nice Outfit! [NYT]
· Designer Christmas Trees With an Edge [WWD]

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