Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Doll Event: Frimousses de Créateurs


Here we are at the Petit Palais, on our way to see the Frimousses exhibition.
The girls went to see the UNICEF exhibition and found it to be so much fun, they convinced me to devote an entire post on it!
Stunning Louis Vuitton dressed Cami (Tonner doll). Perfect scale. Incredible detailing!
This is a miniature replica of a look from Vuitton's Spring 2014 collection
She holds a (stunning) real Louis Vuitton bag complete with LV lock!
This year marks the 11th edition of UNICEF-France's charity auction of dolls and original works of art created to raise money for the children of Darfour. Held in Paris at the Petit Palais, it provides a glimpse of the originality and creativity for which designers and artists here are renowned.
Lanvin by Albert Elbaz

Yulia Yanina Couture
Loewe
Authentic Loewe leather bag
Beaded red lace dress by Dolce Gabbana
Beaded tunic by Hubert Barriere for Lesage

What began as a display of rag dolls in couture outfits has clearly been expanded to include a variety of dolls handled to display a host of expressions. Though many fashion houses like Chanel, Gaultier, and Dior, adhered to the original theme (cloth dolls) by submitted items with hand drawn faces and soft, squatty bodies, others like Louis Vuitton, Gilles Dufour opted to dress Tonner, Monster High, Barbie or other commercially produced dolls. All in all there are 48 local and international fashion and accessory companies represented.
Ragdoll in exquisite Christian Dior dress
Missoni
Issey Miyake
The exhibit culminates on Dec. 2, 8pm (Paris time) at the Hotel George V with an auction in collaboration with Artcurial France and Figaro Encheres. Last year's auction drew a record €1,363,000.
Emilio Pucci
I luv Paris outfit by Gucci with matching real Gucci handbag
Jean Paul Gaultier
Monster High girls in sportscar by Rallye des Princesses
Max Chauol
Anne Fontaine
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld
Chacok
Barbie in Coco & Forget Me Not (handbag)

Leather jacket & dress by Comtoir des Cottonier

Prada
Mink trimmed vinyl cape by Paule Ka

Leather punk by Jean Claude Jitrois

Couer de Frimousses
Issey Miyake
Feather dress by Serkan Cura
Monster High in Gilles Dufour
Beaded dress under glass by Dice Kayek

Georges Hobeika
Can't make it to Paris in time? The expo has its own site: www.frimoussesdecreateurs.fr and its own free app, available in the iTunes Store. You can also bid on a doll or follow the action at www.lefigaro.fr/encheres.

Dolls made by 7 year old local children for this exhibition.
All images photographed by Fashion Doll Stylist. 2013

2 comments:

  1. I just love this blog post! It would be...would have been so much fun being there! 💖💖💖💖

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    1. Sadly, they did not do this last year. But the years prior were so much fun. Since these dolls were created specifically for this event by the design houses, it's always interesting to see what they come up with. I did attend one auction, many years ago. These dolls fetch big sums of money.

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