Each year, my dolls and I look forward to the Frimousses des Createurs exhibition. Fashion designers and artists are called upon to dress a rag doll which will be auctioned off by UNICEF to raise money for vaccinations of poor children in Darfor. So not only do we get our fix of beautifully dressed dolls, it's all for the most noble of causes.
This year the theme, Opera, was chosen as the point of inspiration for all art work and dressed dolls submitted. The exhibition, free of charge to the public, is being held for one week (November 18-23) at the Theatre de Chatelet (place du Chatelet), situated in the center of Paris just a block from Hotel de Ville (city hall). On November 24, an auction will be held to sell these one of a kind dolls. Last year's event raised more than 185,000 Euros.
Inasmuch as her name has something to do with the opera, I chose "Aria," a Barbie I purchased last year at the Musee de la Poupee to escort you around this exhibtion. She photographed the most interesting dolls today, which I am happy to feauture below.
To see the ensemble of art work on display, or obtain more information on this event, please consult the website set up just for this occasion at: http://www.frimoussesdecreateurs.fr/ A free app is also available in the iTunes Store, as well.
The temperatures are dropping and we've been busy putting together some cold weather clothes your dolls are going to want to keep warm. Stay tuned! It's coming up shortly!!!!
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