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On December 08, 2009 Marie Christiane Marek hosted “The Designers’ Christmas Trees” at the Cite de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris.

World-famous designers have sold 20 Christmas trees for a total of 41,500€ to be donated to The Foundation headed by France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

Since 1996 several famous names have taken part, including Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs.

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From December 9 to 14 the trees were on display at the Cite de l’architecture et du patrimoine (Architecture and Heritage Museum) at the place du Trocadero in Paris.

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Jean Paul Gaultier‘s tree was made of white feathers; Paco Rabanne’s was an assembly of metal mirrors; Gucci offered a creation in gold and chocolate.

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Other works by Stella McCartney, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, D Squared 2, Ora Ito, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel and Thierry Mugler stood out with similar originality.

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The Christmas tree by Louis Vuitton fetched the highest price, 6,500 euros.

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All proceeds from the auction went – via the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation – to the association L’enfant@l’hopital (The child@the hospital).

Set up in 1986, L’enfant@l’hopital provides equipment and support for sick children so they can continue their studies in hospital.

Source: LUXUO Italy – Photo: Ifitshipitshere

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