Renowned Fashion Houses Create Dolls in Couture for UNICEF
This year’s Frimousses de Créateurs event by UNICEF brought together some of the most recognizable names in the fashion industry for a worthy cause. The highly respected children’s charity is raising money in order to help vaccinate the children of Sudan’s Darfur region, and in order to help in this generous endeavor, several renowned fashion houses agreed to create a series of bespoke dolls, which were inspired by the event’s “Wonderful Paris” theme.
As many as 42 designers from brands such as Dior, Lanvin, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel joined hands in order to create a total of 93 pieces. Here are some of the most impressive examples:
Representing Chanel is a fabulous mini Coco Chanel doll. As expected, the doll is wearing the brand’s famous skirt and jacket combination while evoking the elegance and beauty of Coco Chanel herself.
Lanvin impressed with a somewhat eccentric doll that accurately reflects the brand’s heritage. The doll is wearing several jewelry pieces as well as long gloves while carrying shopping bags.
Jean Paul Gaultier
As we’ve come to expect from Jean Paul Gaultier, his creation definitely stands out among the others. The doll features an orange hairdo and wears a red polka dot scarf as well as a golden jumpsuit while carrying what seems to be an accordion-handbag.
Dolce & Gabbana
The Dolce & Gabbana mini-doll looks fabulous while wearing a red lace dress as well as red shoes. Moreover, this splendid creation also features golden earrings and a generously embellished tiara.
Since Dior is so famous for its elegant offerings, it makes sense that its mini-doll would be based on the same ideas. The black asymmetric top goes very well with the silk-like bluish dress.
Chantal Thomass took things to a whole new level with her fabulous offering. The doll is actually a beautiful Eiffel tower wearing a black negligee and featuring gorgeous pink motifs as adornments.
The dolls were put on display on November 28 and will remain so until December 1, while on December 2 they will be auctioned off at the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V.