This year, the honor to unveil the famous Swarovski star that will sit atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, went to beautiful actress Olivia Wilde. Wearing a silver dress and Swarovski jewelry from the company’s 2011 fall/winter collection (Phenix Indicolite Necklace, Appolon Ring and Prism Earrings), Wilde also glittered as she stood next to the star.
This is such a magical time of year, said Wilde. I’m proud to help Swarovski make the holidays sparkle with this wonderful tradition. This year’s 12-point star measures 9 1/2 feet in diameter and 1 1/2 feet deep with over 300 pounds of crystal panels consists of 25,000 crystals with 1,000,000 facets. The star’s heavy rays are outfitted with 720 LED bulbs on 3,000 feet of wire to make it twinkle on top of the tree.
I was a New York kid, and the tree at Rockefeller Center is such an emotional thing for me, Wilde, 27, said. I’m so honored to be able to unveil the beautiful star that will go on top.
Also, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are expected to be on hand November 30th during the Tree Lighting celebration form 7-9pm EST. The last day to see the lighted tree will be Jan. 7, 2012.
Swarovski’s holiday collection , including the 20th Anniversary Annual Edition Ornament, is available at the Swarovski holiday kiosk at Rockefeller Center, at Swarovski boutiques nationwide, and online at www.swarovski.com. [Photo: HawtCelebs]