Jason Wu designs martini-wielding dolls for Madame Alexander
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Designer Jason Wu — who most famously created First Lady Michelle Obama’s cream-colored inauguration ball gown — has whipped up some new outfits for a much less opinionated set of clients.
The New York-based designer has created six perfectly coiffed dolls in collaboration with doll-maker Madame Alexander.
Available in September at madamealexander.com, the dolls comprise two collections of three dolls each.
The Cissy collection ($349.95 each) features a trio of Lilliputian femmes styled in kitschy 1950s-inspired garb.
With her long cigarette holder, platform heels and hot-pink bolero, Lust looks like a retro lady of the night — and Vice is more ‘New Look’-era Christian Dior, with her fit-and-flare blue jacket and saucer-shaped hat. Envy, meanwhile, affects an Auntie Mame-gone-bondage look with her taffeta coat dress and lace-up platforms (martini in hand).
The second collection, NEOCissy ($159.95 each), features ‘futuristic fashion concepts,’ including wild hair styles (Blu Belle boasts a fluffy blue afro) and oddball accessories (Bon Bon wears a houndstooth-printed glove as a hat, and L’Enfant Terrible sports a black feather-and-sequins eye patch).
This isn’t Wu’s first time creating luxe looks for pint-sized ladies. He started his career as a designer making clothes for dolls. But as chic as the new collection is, its high prices beg the question — wouldn’t you rather splurge on an actual Wu piece for yourself?