September 12, 2012

Glamorous Event: The George Michael Charity Gala With Christophe Guillarmé

After earning a degree from the prestigious Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré, Christophe Guillarmé started his career in fashion at an early age, working for Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Dice Kayek and Stella Cadente, before lanching his own debut collection in 1998, at the age of 21. A year later, the young designer launched his homonymous luxury prêt-à-porter line.

His creations are currently being distributed to all four corners of the world, from the United States(New York, LA, San Francisco, Miami), to the Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuweit), Europe (Paris, London, Cannes), Japan (Tokyo, Kobe) and even Russia.

His unmistakable style, a mix of Glam’Rock and couture, has drawn the attention of fashion critics as well as that of international movie stars, who often wear his creations on the red carpet.

The “Symphonica” Charity Gala, hosted by George Michael at the Garnier Opera in order to raise funds for Sidaction, a charitable foundation fighting against AIDS, has managed to raise an audience of more than 2000 and a profit of 289.000 Euros, to be donated to charity.

The event was kicked off with a concert by George Michael, followed by a charity auction, out of which the most sought-after items were a private dinner at the artist’s estate in London and an electric Renault Twizy vehicle, custom designed by Christophe Guillarmé. The glamorous soirée ended with an elegant dinner hosted by French jewelry house Cartier, with the participation of some special guests, that included Bérenice Béjo, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Emmanuelle Alt, Anne Parillaud, Lou Doillon, Nolwenn Leroy, Amel Bent, Dolores Chaplin, Patrick Bruel, Nikos Aliagas, Baptiste Giabiconi, Christophe Maé, Marc Lavoine, Delphine Chanéac, Yannick Noah and Isabelle Camus.

Source: Christophe Guillarmé Press Release

Photos courtesy of: Sidaction – Bruno Thomas –;