What would happen if the tornado that took farm girl Dorothy Gale for a spin had set her down in a modern fashion designer's atelier instead of in Oz? Would her blue gingham pinafore and demure white blouse be tossed out like yesterday's news?
Well, yeah. And Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West would be in for some updating too.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the
To bring them into the 21st century, Warner Bros. Consumer Products teamed up with the Tonner Doll Co. to enlist some top fashion and costume designers in reimagining what these ladies of Kansas and Oz would look like in today's haute couture.
Each designer created a look for one of the three female characters. Among the participants: fashion designers
The designs were used to create 20 dolls, which will be on display at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York on Sept. 4 through Sept. 10. Then they are to move to Bloomingdale's Manhattan flagship for viewing Sept. 12 to Oct. 9.