This news got the FJ gals squealing. We’re completely fascinated by Vogue Paris’ December/January 2015 feature by Italian photographer Giampaolo Sgura. It’s a Barbie-inspired shoot, with models Elisabeth Erm and Magdalena Frackowiak as dolls all packaged up and ready to go.
Don’t worry. We’re well aware of how creepy this is. Plastic dolls in boxes with stares akin to The Stepford Wives? We could even go into broader discussions about the objectification of women in the fashion industry.
But let’s take a moment to appreciate the immense detail behind this feature. It’s creepy, but it’s also kind of amazing. Look at her perfectly placed accessories. They’re even secured with those ridiculous white tags that were such a biatch to remove when you were a kid.
There’s a Haute Couture doll for 12 fashion houses and their current collections. Our favourites include the classic pink Moschino doll, the Fendi tennis player, and the Dolce & Gabbana Spanish flamenco dancer/guitar player. The Saint Laurent David Bowie impersonator also deserves a shout-out.
Taking inspiration from the designer’s signature style, Barbie Lagerfeld is dressed in the designer’s likeness with accents taken from the real KARL LAGERFELD line. Borrowing from Karl’s iconic silhouette, the doll wears a tailored black jacket, white high-collared men’s shirt with French cuffs and black satin cravat finished off with fitted black jeans featuring the iconic all-over head print. The exclusive doll is adorned in accessories that include black fingerless gloves, sunglasses, black ankle boots and a black leather purse with silver metallic accents.
French designer Olympia Le-Tan’s artisanal collection re-imagines classic book covers and transforms them into clutches and accessories.
The woman who conquered the fashion elite with her book clutches studied and learned from the best French maisons, working at Chanel’s design studio with Karl Lagerfeld then moving to Balmain, before launching her own label. Source: here
ALICE Olympia Le Tan x Disney limited edition. Hand embroidered dizzie with cotton and Liberty print lining. Color: Black Colour: Solid €690.00
SLEEPING BEAUTY Olympia Le Tan x Disney limited edition. Hand embroidered book clutch with a brass frame and Liberty print lining. Color: Blue Colour: Solid €1,335.00
CINDERELLA Olympia Le Tan x Disney limited edition. Hand embroidered book clutch with a brass frame and Liberty print lining. Color: Beige Colour: Solid €1,335.00
PETER PAN Olympia Le Tan x Disney limited edition. Hand embroidered book clutch with a brass frame and Liberty print lining. Color: Beige Colour: Solid €1,335.00
SNOW WHITE Olympia Le Tan x Disney limited edition. Hand embroidered book clutch with a brass frame and Liberty print lining. Color: Beige Colour: Solid €1,335.00
What’s the next big thing in fashion accessories? The status keychain. Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to create an outrageous must-have item: the Bag Boy Karlito from Fendi, which will set you back a cool $1,750. The luxe bag charm made its debut in February, when it walked the runway dangling from model Cara Delevingne’s finger at Fendi’s fall 2014 fashion show in Milan (above).
Crafted in designer Lagerfeld’s iconic likeness—who not only designs for the Fendi label, but also for Chanel and his namesake brand Karl Lagerfeld—the pricey trinket is made from mink and fox fur. Just like the man himself, the keychain wears a white collar and black tie. The fabulous mini-me doll also features a recreation of Lagerfeld’s trademark sunglasses and ponytail of white hair.
HERMES invite you to explore the world of leather, and admire craftsmanship of exquisite leather from Paris studio craftsmen in a closer distance.
In the end of exhibition, you have a better relationship between leather and Hermes, and be fascinated.
From: 14/06/2014 To: 29/06/2014 At: Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei City