Friday, October 10, 2008

Designer Dolls

UNICEF partners with designers to finance vaccinations

(PARIS) From November 18--23, the Petit Palais, which just played host to a Patrick Demarchelier exhibition last week, will host dozens of "sweet face" dolls created by the world's top designers to benefit UNICEF's vaccination programs. Some of the designers include BCBG Max Azria, Carolina Herrera, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent.

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Frimousses de Createurs event, which last year raised 220,000 Euros for the cause. The funds helped to create 250 centers in Darfur dedicated to vaccinating under-five-year-olds against the six most deadly childhood diseases: tuberculosis, measles, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus. To date, the charitable venture has vaccinated over 31,000 children.

"Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."---Arundhati Roy

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Vogue's Stranger In A Strange Land

While W Magazine’s cover shot of Angelina Jolie breastfeeding taken by Brad Pitt is getting all the buzz right now, the October 2008 issue of Vogue Nippon features a less buzzed but very captivating editorial that fashionably showcases what it feels like to be a ‘Stranger in a Strange Land.’

Styled by Anastasia Barbieri in true haute couture that is worthy of a Vogue editorial, model Carmen Kass is captured by talented photographer Yelena Yemchuk as a European or American in Japan.

In addition to the exquisite couture fashion, the art direction of the shoot adds a subtle yet deep dimension that transcends an otherwise typical fashion shoot into a captivating story.

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."---Bertrand Russell

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