Designer Christmas Trees With an Edge... A Comme des Garçons Housewarming...

Parisian designers, from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to Nathalie Rykiel, gathered for an annual charity auction of designer Christmas trees.

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FAMILY TREE: Designers gathered at the Cité de l’Architecture museum in Paris Tuesday night for an annual charity auction of designer Christmas trees. Louis-Marie de Castelbajac made his from a pyramid of logs, with an ax at the top instead of a traditional angel or star. “It’s so great that we are both participating,” said his father, designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, whose next act will be dressing Selfridges in London. “I have been given carte blanche to decorate the windows between May, June and July,” said the designer, who plans to spend the holidays at his 11th-century home in the Pyrenees.

“It’s been quite a year,” sighed Nathalie Rykiel, whose first book is out Jan. 19 with a French title that translates roughly to “You Will Be a Woman, My Daughter.”

Meanwhile, Sixties screen star Mireille Darc was present raising awareness over the plight of children. “I am a patron for the Chain of Hope,” said Darc, adding her next project would be a survey on children who are taken in by social services. “You know, it’s nice for children to believe in Father Christmas,” she chimed.

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