Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton & More Designers Create Christmas Trees For Charity

14th les sapins de noel des createurs
above: Louis Vuitton 2009 Christmas Tree

The 14th Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs (Designer Christmas Trees) Charity Auction by the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation was held on December 8, 2009 in Paris, France.

The 14th Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs

24 Christmas trees designed by some of the top couturiers, architects and designers- all in the name of a good cause. The opening night of the fourteenth exhibition of the Designers’ Christmas Trees took place in the museum of the City of Architecture and Patrimony in Paris, where more than 1000 guests and some of the artists themselves, including Mireille Darc, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Nathalie Rykiel, came to admire the works of art, which were all auctioned off- with all profits going to the Carla-Bruni Sarkozy foundation for Sol en Si, hospitalized children affected with AIDS.

Carla Bruni-Sorkozy
above: Carla Bruni-Sorkozy, model and France’s First Lady

Trees by designers such as 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 Beicher were among the 24 and I have pics of all of their trees for you.

The 14th Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs

Christian Biecher Christmas Tree:
Christian Biecher Christmas Tree

Christian Ghion Christmas tree:
Christian Ghion Christmas tree

DSquared Christmas Tree:
DSquared Christmas Tree

Gucci Christmas Tree:
Gucci Christmas Tree

Hermes Christmas Tree:
Hermes Christmas Tree

India Mahdavi Christmas Tree:India Mahdavi Christmas Tree

Isabel Marant:
Isabel Marant

Jakob+Macfarlane Christmas Tree:
Jakob+Macfarlane Christmas Tree

Jean-Paul Gaultier Christmas Tree:
Jean-Paul Gaultier Christmas Tre

Louis-Marie de Castelbajac Christmas Tree:

Louis Vuitton Christmas Tree:
Louis Vuitton Christmas Tree

Marité & François Girbaud Christmas Tree:

Mireille Darc Christmas Tree:
Marité & François Girbaud Christmas Tree

Olivia Puttnam Christmas Tree:
Olivia Puttnam Christmas Tree

Ora Ito Christmas Tree:
Ora Ito Christmas Tree

Paco Rabanne Christmas Tree:
Paco Rabanne Christmas Tree

Sonia Rykiel Christmas Tree:
Sonia Rykiel Christmas Tree

Stella McCartney Christmas Tree:
Stella McCartney Christmas Tree

Thierry Mugler Christmas Tree:
Thierry Mugler Christmas Tree

all images courtesy of Getty, ©DR, Lidia Bardina and Wire images

All proceeds from the annual auction go to Paris’ Sol en Si charity, dedicated to helping children affected by AIDS.