Fash­ion dolls

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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.

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