The last time I felt this way about a doll was probably circa 1988 when I was a mere toddler (okay, fine, adolescent) toting around my Princess Barbie everywhere I went. After I reached a certain age, I swore off dolls forever, vowing never to become one of those weird middle-aged ladies with a house full of collected dolls. Ew.
Well! Leave it up to Alber Elbaz to change all that. I am more than a little obsessed with his series of miniature porcelian hand painted dolls, just released. This is Elbaz’s second foray into the realm of dolls, his first having taken place last year when he created six Miss Lanvin dolls with ceramics company Franz in a “hark back to Jeanne Lanvin’s partaking in the post-war Theâtre de la Mode show which saw French couturiers showcasing their designs through miniature dolls, due to the lack of fabric,” according to Dazed Digital.
This second collection is comprised of seven silhouettes from Elbaz’s spring 2008 runway along with his bridal capsule collection for Lanvin. They will only be produced in a limited edition of 800. All I’m thinking is: Who to give this to? My 4-year-old niece, or, er, myself….