Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jason Wu Plays Dolls

Jason Wu, the fashion designer best known for creating first lady Michelle Obama's inaugural gown first made a splash designing dolls, so its no surprise that he's back in the dollhouse working on a collection for revered toy maker Madame Alexander. Wu has reimagined Madame Alexander's Cissy dolls, in couture. There's also a NEOCissy collection. Is it just me, or does L'Enfant Terrible (she's the doll in the black bustier bodice with fishnet sleeves and black taffeta mini skirt... mon dieu!) look a bit like Reba McEntire dressed as a dominatrix?

Wu has been doing more than playing with dolls. Not only did he recently lend his name to a digital camera, but the wunderkind designer tells Vogue UK that he'll soon be launching a line of leather goods. The designer says, “[My eyewear collection] is only the beginning of my accessories range, stay tuned for later this year — there is more to come. Now that I have an established ready-to-wear business it seems to be the natural step to expand into the world of Jason Wu. There is so much more I would like to do to complete the vision."
As long as that vision includes fewer dominatrix Reba dolls, we'll be happy.

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