The French sure know how to spread the message of Christmas and the spirit of sharing in utmost style and elegance! The Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation conducted their 14th annual “Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs” (Designer Christmas Trees) Charity Auction in Paris on the eighth of December this year. It brought 24 Christmas trees, all designed and created by some of the biggest names in the world of architecture and fashion under the hammer, all for noble causes! The opening night was held in the City of Architecture and Patrimony museum in Paris, which saw a star studded guest list comprising of over 1000 guests who included Mireille Darc, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Nathalie Rykiel. The tree-designs were contributed by big-wigs like 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 Beecher.
The profit earned through the auction would be directed to the Carla-Bruni Sarkozy foundation for Sol en Si, which takes care of children in hospitals affected with AIDS.
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