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Decking the Halls of Paris

An array of international fashion designers took a break from humans and dressed Christmas trees instead.

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Jean Paul Gaultier

Photo By Dominique Maitre

BRANCHING OUT: An array of international fashion designers took a break from humans and dressed Christmas trees instead, unveiling their creations Tuesday night at Paris’s architecture museum, in aid of a children’s charity. “It’s like a Sixties chair,” Jean Paul Gaultier said of his tree, inspired by his signature striped marine sweaters, while also marveling at the religious architecture on display. “Coming here you feel that you are visiting France, it’s very inspiring – and it makes me want to go to all these places.” While hard at work on his new children’s line out next year and a new perfume launch, Gaultier said he’s looking forward to Christmas. “I want another cat,” he quipped. Meanwhile, Jean Charles de Castelbajac unveiled plans to launch a jeans line, another for teenagers as well as house wares as his house marks its 40th anniversary. “Long-term, I would like to combine everything: clothes, music, and my art by opening a boutique hotel,” he added. Spanish eco-designer Miguel Adrover, dressed like a monk, was in town to unveil his organic tree made from wood and partially draped in gray Alpaca. “I am off to Abu Dhabi where I am in talks to do an exhibition,” he said. The evening ended with a triumphant bid of 46,000 euros for Zaha Hadid’s conceptual tree-like structure.
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