The annual charitable event showcasing and auctioning Designer Christmas Trees in France, Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs, had their 21st exhibition at the Théâtre des Champs des Elysées on the 19th and 20th of November 2016. Here’s a look at ALL 30 of this year’s creations by several famous fashion designers, architects and artists.
21st Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs
above: Invitation illustration by Marc-Antoine Coulon
Every December, renowned personalities from the world of fashion, design or architecture, bring their talent to offer their unique vision of the Christmas tree. Some literal and others figurative. In the past, the organization has proudly collaborated with such impressive names as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chantal Thomass, Chanel, Dior, Sonia Rykiel and Louis Vuitton.
The non-profit organization Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs (The Designers Christmas Trees) has been raising funds with its prestigious charity event for 21 years now. I have covered several of the past events with tons of photos of the trees. And this year, I will do the same.
The 21st edition, Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs, hosted by Comité Montaigne, unveiled the trees to the public at the Théâtre des Champs des Elysées on the 19th and 20th of November 2016. Chaired by Marie-Christiane Marek, the event was presented by Model/Actress Marie Ange Casta (the younger sister of Laetitia Casta) and World Champion Kickboxer Cyril Benzaquen.
Here are all 30 of the 2016 Designer Christmas Trees for you, in alphabetical order.
Francis Kurkdjian for Baccarat:
Hervé Van Der Straeten:
Jean Charles De Castelbajac:
Jean Claude Jitrois:
Jean Paul Gaultier:
Lesage by Hubert Barrere:
Ali Mahdavi (photo of Monica Belluci as Virgin Mary):
Marc Antoine Coulon:
Mathilde de L’Ecotais:
and Sylvain Le Guen with Esmod Paris:
The designer Christmas Trees were then auctioned off on Monday the 21st with proceeds benefitting the foundation for Cancer Research, Charte de Paris contre le cancer
all images and information courtesy of Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs