Friday 27 January 2012

Gaultier presents haute couture christmas tree

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier puts the old fashioned christmas tree into a brand new outfit.

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (JANUARY 27, 2012) (REUTERS) - Christmas goes couture with the help of French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

In Frankfurt, Gaultier presented his latest creation at the fair "Christmasworld" on Friday (January 27): an haute couture christmas tree, adorned with fringes made from finest silk.

"You know I am first a fashion designer and only that which for me it's a lot. So what I wanted to do is like to dress the christmas tree. So what did I do, some couture work, it means like to make one christmas tree with fringe as you can see. So it's like an art deco, twenties, like Charleston dress," Gaultier said of his creation.

Originally, Gaultier had created the tree for a charity event in favour of children with cancer. The Frankfurt fair bought the creation at a charity gala in Paris.

The Gaultier tree will be raffled off to visitors of the fair during the next days.

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