The 11th edition of The Frimousses de Créateurs is underway in Paris. This year’s edition pays tribute to the City of Lights with the theme “The Paris Wonderful”. A total of 93 Les Frimousses (ie. little faces) are up for auction after the exhibition ends on December 1st. Some of the 42 participating haute brands include Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Issey Miyake, Chantal Thomass and Missoni.
Initiated by UNICEF, the designer doll exhibition and auction will raise funds to help vaccinate children in Sudan’s Darfur region. Additionally through the exhibition, UNICEF try to create awareness and mobilize general public to the rights and protection of children in troubled regions.
Curated by artist Frédéric Fontan, exhibition is held at Petite Palais in Paris from November 26th to December 1st, and the auction on December 2nd at the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V. UNICEF is expectant of raising more than last year’s amount of €200,000 ($271,000) this year.
Missoni chose Amélie Poulain from the movie Amélie to pay tribute to Paris. Angela Missoni notes Amélie is the “symbolic figure of Paris for its fabulous beauty and love for passion.” Amélie doll is fashionably dressed in a turtle-neck top with a red brooch, bright red skirt, black shoes and carrying a stylish gold-colored handbag in the shape of Eiffel Tower.
Chantal Thomass, the Parisian lingerie designer has dressed up her local landmark in pink and black. The doll named Paris was born in Paris on June 17, 2013. Dressed in metal garters, pink silk taffeta bows and black satin ribbons, stylish Paris is more than capable of standing on her own four feet.
These young Japanese ladies are just happy to be in Paris. Born in Japan this year, Misses Kokeshi are dressed in colorful crepe dresses to take Paris by storm. Issey Miyake notes Kokeshi girls got carried away by the splendor of Paris.
Alber Elbaz’s Edith Paris loves the word Paris, yet she hates word cool. She also love to shop in Paris for chic Lanvin stuff. Here she is in Paris with her hands full of Lanvin bags and dressed to nines.
Jean Paul Gaultier
According to Jean Paul Gaultier, Yvette was born in Paris in June 2013. She is in the habit of always carrying her accordion. Gold brocade dress is her favorite, she always wear it with a dash of red scarf.
Louis Vuitton’s rebel child always loves a bit of unconventional fashion. She arrives at the exhibition topped with peacock feathers, wearing an embroidered jacket and accessorized with a bag of crocodile skin.
There is nothing unconventional about Christian Dior doll. She is dressed in a strapless blue and black satin gown. Hand made Dior doll also wears a pair of satin pumps and flowers in her hair.
Charlotte Gucci is in the City of Lights and her heart is filled with love for the city. Born in Rome, Charlotte acts like a Parisian when in Paris. Charlotte was crafted in cotton, wool and felt in June 2013. She is dressed in a cotton jersey with a heart and the Eiffel Tower, pair of heart printed silk pants, gold shoes and a leather handbag full of hearts.