If 2017 left you feeling like your life got flipped turned upside down, then you wouldn’t be the only one. And there’s a new (whimsical?) holiday trend to support the state of affairs, and we have Karl Lagerfeld to thank/blame.
On Wednesday, Claridge’s unveiled their annual Christmas tree, a tradition which hospitality site The Caterer calls “one of the highlights of the London hotel festive season”, and this year, it’s… upside down.
The installation was designed by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, and features a “sixteen foot high inverted tree with silver gilded roots topped with a multi-faceted mirrored star which reflects rays of magical light across the art deco lobby,” says the Claridge’s website. It’s meant to be “reminiscent of a silver stalactite” and “is inspired by Lagerfeld’s childhood memories of Christmas” which, by the looks of it, took place down the rabbit hole in Wonderland.
But Lagerfeld’s is not the only tree that’s flipped; Twitter users have been sharing quite a few:
— Kelly Yu (@KellyHYu) November 21, 2017
— Danielle Radin (@danielleradin) November 22, 2017
Upside down Christmas trees are in this year, apparently…🎄🤔 http://pic.twitter.com/5colMkdWv8
— Paul L (@TheCrossbearer) November 24, 2017
Twitter is (mostly) not having it, with 88 percent of respondents to a TODAY show poll saying they hate the look.
Upside-down Christmas trees are popping up in hotels, stores, and even homes. What do you think of the upside-down Christmas tree trend?
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 24, 2017
Are we serious right now ?! This is not “arty” this is what happens when you put the tree up drunk //t.co/wj9PncE3lP
— Welsh Hottie (@WelshHottie83) November 23, 2017
If you’re a fan, though, you can get the look at home, thanks to Target. The retailer sells five (yes, five) different upside down trees, ranging from $285 for a half tree (yes, this is a thing) to over $1,000 for a seven and a half footer.
How do you feel about upside down trees? Tell us in the comments.