​gareth pugh brings winter wonderland to the V&A

Gareth Pugh has been commissioned to deck the halls of the V&A for this years Christmas installation in the museum’s Grand Entrance.

by Felicity Kinsella
|
Dec 9 2014, 11:01am

Following in the footsteps of Matthew Williamson, Jasper Conran and Boudicca, Gareth Pugh's creation, entitled Ceremony will be unveiled today and on display until 6th January. The sculptural, golden Christmas tree stands at over 4m high and mirrors (literally) the shape of the traditional evergreen, as you walk through the pillars of the domed hallway. Made out of wood, fabric, acrylic and fairy lights, the installation represents an abstract nativity, with nine tiered pyramids collecting around a central beacon of light to show the idea of community in the season of love, giving and perpetual hope. With Gareth's designs currently on display as part of the V&A's Wedding Dresses 1775 - 2014 exhibition, he seems the perfect fit. All I want for Christmas is Pugh!