HELLO DOLLY: This year the designer dolls known as Les Frimousses (or little faces, in English) for UNICEF were conceived with nature in mind. Forty-five dolls were created in collaboration with designers and fashion houses, including Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy and Christian Dior. The designer dolls will be on show at the Petit Palais from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4. They will then go under the hammer at Paris’ Drouot Montaigne auction house on Dec. 13. The reserve price for each little toy is 300 euros, or $417 at current exchange. UNICEF is to distribute funds raised from their sale to help vaccinate children in Sudan’s Darfur region.
October 28, 2011