Dolls bring high-fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Dior and the likes together once again for the 11th edition of the Frimousses de Créateurs event. Initiated by UNICEF, the 2013 annual auction comprises of a collection of 93 designer dolls aka Les Frimousses (read little faces).
This year’s unique creations as inspired by “Wonderful Paris” and shaped by various renowned designers, artists, jewelers, interior designers and photographers. The bespoke dolls will be displayed at the Petit Palais, Paris from 26th November to 1st December. This exhibition will be followed by an auction of the same on 2nd December at the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V. These fashionistas dolls will be put up in a charming setting inspired by fairy tales and myths of Paris architecture, by artist Frédéric Fontan.
Gucci’s Charlotte is accessorized to shine in the City of Light. In the main image she is standing tall, 1st from right.
Louis Vuitton edition (featured as 1st from left in the main image) is topped with peacock feathers, wearing an embroidered jacket and sporting a crocodile skin bag. While Jean Paul Gaultier’s creation (featured above as well as below) is shaped out of Brocade Gold and Accordion.
Dolce & Gabbana’s princess is seen wearing a red lace outfit adorned with and red crystal stones. She is also wearing the seasons’ iconic gold Dolce & Gabbana crown.
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld doll depicts Coco in 40% cotton, 35% polyester, 10% Merino wool, with traces of silk and brass-crystal. Christian Dior version (standing 2nd from left in the main image) is wearing an evening strapless blue gown and silk satin pumps.
Prada’s Julia is wearing a red and green creation from the label’s Fall / Winter 2013 collection teamed with a black beret. Pearl buttons make up for the shining eyes and her pout is accentuated with Parisian red shade.
Lanvin by Alber Elbaz is figurine is handcrafted out of foam, wire and textiles, embroideries and beading. Clad in blistered dress pink, she worships the word Love.
These exclusive dolls will be sold at auction to benefit Unicef to raise funds to help vaccinate children in Sudan’s Darfur region. Since the 2012 edition had raised about €200,000 ($271,000), this year’s fund-raising initiative is expected to cross that sum.
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