PRADA, Chanel and Christian Dior are among dozens of fashion houses taking a momentary pause from the red-carpet elite to design a series of dolls for charity.
The miniature figurines, that sport bejewelled skirt-suits and satin full skirts, will go under the hammer in Paris on Dec 2 in an auction organised by the UN’s children’s agency, UNICEF.
Proceeds from the initiative entitled “Designers’ Little Faces” will be used to fund vaccinations against polio and diphtheria for an estimated 300,000 infants in Sudan’s Darfur region.
“In the 10 years this has been running, we’ve saved over three million lives. It’s a chain of happiness,” says Michele Barzach, president of UNICEF-France.
The dolls are expected to fetch more than US$200,000 (RM643,000).
Here’s a gallery of images of the dolls, which are being exhibited in Paris’ Petit Palais until Dec 1. – AFP Relaxnews
a model wearing a creation designed by Xu ming at the Petit Palais in Paris, last month. The world’s top fashion houses from chanel, Prada and christian dior have brought together their needlework to design children’s dolls that will be sold at auction for unIceF.
The creation ‘Paris Folies’ designed by christian Ghion.