Gucci, Dior, Hermes Designer Christmas Trees. The 15th Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs.

15th les sapins de noel des createurs

On December 1st, 2010 the 15th anniversary of the association “Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs” was celebrated at L’Espace Vendôme. The event takes place each year in France where fashion designers, architects and artists create their versions of Christmas Trees to be auctioned off for charity.

The 15th Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs

designer christmas trees

Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs

“Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs”, initiated by Marie-Christiane Marek, uses the biggest names in fashion, design and architecture to create unique art representing Christmas trees to be sold at auction with proceeds benefiting a child-focused charity. This year, like last year, the proceeds will be donated to the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy foundation and allocated for L’enfant @ l’hôpital.

Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (left) and Jean Paul Gaultier (right) with their Christmas Trees

Here’s a look at several of the designer Christmas trees from the 15th Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs.

gucci christmas tree

gucci christmas tree

Louis Vuitton:

chanel christmas tree

Marithé + François Girbaud:
Marithé + François Girbaud

Gaultier, Dior:

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (made with tree branches):

Isabel Marant:
Isabel Marant


India Mahdavi:
India Mahdavi

Ali Mahdavi:
ali mahdavi

H&M christmas tree

Rachid Khimoune:
rachid khimoune

Patrice Gardera:

Sonia Rykiel:
sonia rykiel

Maxime Simoes , Olivia Putman:

Repetto, Hermes:

Blind Adam ( Thanos Kyriakides), Damien da Rocha:

The 26 participants included Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Ghion, Dsquared, Gucci, Hermès, H&M, India and Ali Mahdavi, Isabel Marant, Jakob+Macfarlane, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, Louis Vuitton, Marithé + François Girbaud, Maxime Simoens, Olivia Putman, Ora Ïto, Patrice Gardera, Rachid Khimoune, Repetto, Sonia Rykiel, Thanos Kyriakides-Blind Adam.

The Charities:
For eleven years Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs has been associated with the Fondation d’Auteuil pour la Maison d’Orly. The Fondation d’Auteuil’s mission is to prevent and protect children between the ages of 6 and 21 years old through teaching whilst taking into account the aptitudes of each child. Among other things, a gymnasium, a play ground and a locker room have all been made possible through this relationship.

2007 and 2008: Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs has been involved with Sol en Si (Solidarité enfants Sida), a charity that supports and accompanies children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS in France and Africa. Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs was able to help in the creation of a therapy centre in Togo thanks to the money raised from its auction.

In 2009, Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs donated the proceeds from its auction to the Fondation Carla Bruni-Sarkozy where it was allocated to the charity L’enfant @ l’hôpital. Founded in 1986, L’enfant @ l’hôpital seeks to help children in hospital in the continuation of their education by providing supplies and IT support. Over the past twenty years, over 100 pediatric services have been provided with this.
images courtesy of © Valérie Paillocher / Le Journal des Femmes, Wire images, Getty images, and France 2

See the trees from last year’s event.