Designers’ Christmas Trees Unveiled in Paris

‘TIS THE SEASON: Francis Kurkdjian, Ali Mahdavi and Jean-Claude Jitrois were among guests who turned out to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on Friday night to inspect Christmas trees they designed for an annual charity event organized by fashion journalist Marie-Christiane Marek. Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Chanel, Elie Saab and Emanuel Ungaro are among other designers and fashion houses that have created 30 Christmas trees or artistic pieces to go under the tree that are to be auctioned off Monday night at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and simultaneously on Drouotlive.com. The 21st edition of the Sapins de Noël event is being held under the patronage of  Ralph Toledano, president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, and Pascal Morand, its executive president, and Montaigne Committee president Jean-Claude Cathalan. French rising actress Marie-Ange Casta, alongside boxing champion Cyril Benzaquen, pushed a button in front of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to light the famous luxury thoroughfare. Jitrois, who called Casta “an ambitious and talented young woman,” has been participating to the designer Christmas trees initatiative since its first edition. This year, he was inspired by the Tower of Babel. “Because everyone was speaking the same language,” he said, noting that his tree with a metal structure involves Swarovski crystals and leather fringes. Madhavi contribute with

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