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Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton & More Designers Create Christmas Trees For Charity


above: Louis Vuitton 2009 Christmas Tree


The 14th annual “Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs” (Designer Christmas Trees) Charity Auction by the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation was held on December 8, 2009 in Paris, France.



24 Christmas trees designed by some of the top couturiers, architects and designers- all in the name of a good cause. The opening night of the fourteenth exhibition of the Designers’ Christmas Trees took place in the museum of the City of Architecture and Patrimony in Paris, where more than 1000 guests and some of the artists themselves, including Mireille Darc, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Nathalie Rykiel, came to admire the works of art, which were all auctioned off- with all profits going to the Carla-Bruni Sarkozy foundation for Sol en Si, hospitalized children affected with AIDS.


above: Carla Bruni-Sorkozy, model and France's First Lady

Trees by designers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Ora Ito, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Thierry Mugler, Marité & François Girbaud, Sonia Rykiel, India Mahdavi, Christian Ghion, Isabel Marant, Jakob+Macfarlane, Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, DSquared, Olivia Puttman, Mireille Darc, Paco Rabanne and architect Christian Beicher were among the 24 and I have pics of all of their trees for you.

Christian Biecher Christmas Tree:

Christian Ghion Christmas tree:

DSquared Christmas Tree:

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Gucci Christmas Tree:

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Hermes Christmas Tree:


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India Mahdavi Christmas Tree:

Isabel Marant:

Jakob+Macfarlane Christmas Tree:

Jean-Paul Gaultier Christmas Tree:

Louis-Marie de Castelbajac Christmas Tree:


Louis Vuitton Christmas Tree:

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Marité & François Girbaud Christmas Tree:

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Mireille Darc Christmas Tree:

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Olivia Puttnam Christmas Tree:

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Ora Ito Christmas Tree:

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Paco Rabanne christmas Tree:

Sonia Rykiel Christmas Tree:

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Stella McCartney Christmas Tree:

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Thierry Mugler Christmas Tree:

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all images courtesy of Getty, ©DR, Lidia Bardina and Wire images




All proceeds from the annual auction go to Paris' Sol en Si charity, dedicated to helping children affected by AIDS.

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