Fashion dolls for Unicef
by Dutch Fashion Doll World
UNICEF is inviting designers and artists to create a collection of dolls inspired by the city of lights, which will go under the hammer at a charity auction to raise funds for children in Darfur.
Over the last 11 years, fashion brands and artists alike have shown their solidarity with children all over the world through 11 projects organized by the operation Frimousses de Créateurs. The projects have raised over €1.7 million in 10 years, and provided vaccinations for 300,000 children last year alone. This year, the project is inviting designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Chantal Thomass, and Lorenz Bäumer, alongside brands such as Lanvin, Dior, Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, and artists from Carlos Cruz Diez to Nicolas Saint Grégoire, to design a doll inspired by the French capital. The project, Le Pari(s) Merveilleux, encourages the reinterpretation of a city which is renowned as a hotbed of creativity, and aims to raise enough funds to fulfill the generous aim of vaccinating the children of Darfur. The submissions will be on show at the Petit Palais from November 26 until December 1, before the auction organized by Artcurial, which will take place at the Four Season Hotel George V on December 2.