Paris: Valley of the Dolls

Posted on October 9, 2006

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by eye prefer paris 

Walking through Galeries Lafayette today, I stumbled on Christian Dior, John Galliano, Kenzo, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, Versace couture fashions, but they were adorning big-eyed Blythe dolls.

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Blythe dolls, with big eyes that changed from green to pink to blue to orange with the pull of the drawstring, were first produced in 1972. A bit too scary for little girls to play with, the dolls were retired after only one year and then revived in 1997 by the art and fashion world, becoming intensely popular in Asia. (Log on to http://www.thisisblythe.com for more info).

There isn’t much more to say, as the pictures say it all, except that this exquisite show should not be missed. See sidebar photo album with additional pictures.

Blythe Dolls Exhibition, Galeries Lafayette, Boulevard Haussmann
First floor galerie- till October 17th