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Jason Wu designs martini-wielding dolls for Madame Alexander

July 17, 2010 |  7:01 am

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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?

--Emili Vesilind

Photos: Jason Wu-designed dolls for Madame Alexander: Envy, Lust and Bon Bon. Credit: Madame Alexander.


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