Designer Christmas trees by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Olivia Putnam, Pierre Hermé

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Each year Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs (roughly: Christmas Trees of the Designers) sees big names in fashion, design and architecture creating their own take on the traditional Christmas tree.

Lesage by Hubert Barrère

The complete list for this year’s event reads like a who’s who of the creative industry:

Ali Mahdavi, Christian Ghion, Damien Da Rocha, Diane von Furstenberg, Dior, Dsquared2, Elie Saab, Esmod, Hervé Van der Straeten, India Mahdavi, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Jean-Claude Jitrois, Jean-Jacques Ory, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Les Garçons, the House of Lesage, Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, Louis Vuitton, Magnum with Chantal Thomass, Maison Martin Margiela, Mathilde Ecotais, Maxime Simoëns, Olivia Putman, Patrice Keep, Philippe Soussan, Pierre Hermé, Rachid Khimoune, El Salvador Dali perfume, Smalto, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Tsarina with Manoush and Wooyoungmi.

Olivia Putman

The “trees” will then be put on display at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild from 3-9 December before being auctioned off at a benefit gala to raise money for charity projects focused on helping children. The exhibition and auction have previously taken place exclusively in Paris but this year several works are making trips further afield. Contributions by Dior, Smalto, and Stella McCartney will be auctioned in Osaka, Japan while Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s creation will be heading to Frankfurt.

You can see more of the finished works and sketches for the 2012 below:

Smalto

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

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Pierre Hermé

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