The Christmas Tree Goes High Fashion in 2020’s Most Coveted Holiday Pieces.
“O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches,” goes the traditional German folk song, which was sung as a holiday carol by the middle of the 19th century. A Christmas tree’s branches may indeed be lovely, but they would look even more exquisite with any (or all!) of these resplendent ornaments from the world’s most prestigious luxury brands.
Lights In The Air: Dior’s 2020 Christmas Ornaments
For 2020, Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by Luminarie or, in Italian, Lumi In Aria (literally, lights in the air), the traditional Italian art of illuminating architecture using various colored lights. The intricate illustrations on these pieces resemble brilliant fireworks and are crafted in richly colored glass. Additionally, each set of four ornaments comes in a lavish box.
Heritage And Charm: Tiffany’s 2020 Ornaments
Always elegant and timeless, every piece designed by Tiffany, the New York jewelry company created by Charles Tiffany and John Young in 1837, is guaranteed to be cherished for years to come. This year, Tiffany has added five new ornaments to their charming collection of holiday décor. The Snowflake Ball and Color Block ornaments come in a classic shape and are crafted in pure crystal.
For a more playful touch, there is Return To Tiffany Love Teddy Bear ornament, a limited edition collaboration with Steiff, the iconic maker of highly-prized stuffed toys. Another whimsical option is Elf, a charming little piece made in bone china.
Lastly, Tiffany offers a set of three delightful ball ornaments with graphic stripes and dots.
The Christmas Star: Lalique’s Poinsettia
The esteemed French brand founded in 1888 by glassmaker and jeweler René Lalique released Poinsettia as its 2020 ornament. Also known as “The Christmas Star,” this traditional holiday plant’s motifs adorn fine crystal discs which are handcrafted in France. The ornaments come in a choice of red or clear crystal and are designed to scintillate beautifully from a branch.
Joyful And Triumphant: Versace’s 2020 Ornaments
Italian luxury brand Versace celebrates the holidays with three fabulous ornaments that evoke the joyful spirit of the season. Each design is crafted in the finest porcelain and features the brand’s distinctive imagery. Barocco is festooned with Versace’s signature chains, jewels, and Medusa medallions while Holiday Alphabet is festively decorated with colorful poinsettias and the brand name spelled out in an assortment of typefaces.
The third piece, Holiday Alphabet Bell, is a fetching ornament with a surprise—when rung, it makes a sweet, melodious sound.
Flights of Fancy: Hermès’ Doves and Swallows
World-famous for its premium leather goods and high fashion items, Hermès, the prestigious 183-year-old French luxury brand, offers three timeless and luxurious holiday ornament sets which may also be used as home decorations all-year-round. Each unique piece is made in the finest porcelain and features a pure silk twill cord. Dove and Swallow boast graceful silhouettes and a decorative graphic pattern.
Another version of Swallow, also available in three different sizes, comes in a rich blue Ikat print.