Artists, Fashion Designers and Jewelers Create Custom Dolls For Charity: Frimousses Designers for Darfur.
For the tenth year, UNICEF France's Frimousses Creators bring together the greatest designers, artists and jewelers who put their talent toward helping UNICEF and children worldwide by creating one of a kind dolls that are auctioned with the proceeds going toward vaccinating children in Darfur.
The unique dolls (or in some cases, artworks inspired by dolls) were created by such well-known names and fashion houses as Prada, CHANEL, Gaultier, Gucci, Missoni, Issey Miyake, Olivia Putnam, Philip Pasqua, Mathieu Lehanneur, Dolce and Gabbana and many more. The pieces range from couture dressed Barbies to lithographs, knit dolls to robotic sculptures. To show the path of hope and gather people to believe in tomorrow, this year's theme was "Yes Future!" for which dynamic, lively, modern dolls and art works are the ambassadors of hope and carry the colors of life.
Here's a look at many of the other dolls from the project.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada:
Dolce and Gabbana:
Frimousse de Coeur:
Jean Claude Jitrois:
Nicolas Saint Gregoire:
Rallye des Princesses:
See all the dolls here.
What Went for The Most Money:
The Artcurial auction, which took place on December 3rd, 2012 at Petit Palais, raised $251,942. The top five pieces which garnered the most money for the cause were:
Lot 17. Carlos CRUZ-DIEZ Couleur Additive Denise B 6/8 2007, sold for $23,613:
Lot 16. DICE KAYEK Poupée Trésor « Lumière » June 2012 // Paris, sold for $16,557:
Lot 21. Claudine DRAI - Galerie de Noirmont, Untitled, August 2012, sold for $8,915:
Lot 5. Philippe PASQUA, Aora 2011 sold for $8,278:
Lot 71. TORRENTE Shina June, 2012 // Paris, sold for $7,642:
The individual results of each lot in the auction can be found here.
In ten years, the auctions of Frimousses Designers have raised over $ 1.5 million, allowing the fund UNICEF vaccination campaigns and saving hundreds of thousands of children.
For this 10th anniversary, UNICEF hopes to ensure the children of Darfur right to be healthy and to grow and thrive, protected from diseases such as measles.
If you want to support the actions of UNICEF for children in Darfur, you can send your donations by check *:
Frimousses Designers for Darfur
3 rue Duguay Trouin