5/09/2011

Runway Fashion Reinterpreted for Your Pleasure

From Christian LaCroix Spring/Summer 2008:



From the team at Integrity Toys 2011:



The redesign is missing all the subtlety and artistry of the original. In the LaCroix, the flow of color from bottom of the hot pink of the skirt up to the orange/red at the waist is perfection. The shoulder rose picks up the pastel of the tights. The tights themselves seem to be darker at the foot end and lighter as they go up. The hair ornament has all the colors seen in the gown. It all makes sense. The one splash of chartreuse is softened by the drape of the fabric used for the bow and it's placed to appear so that the bow is gathering the fabric instead of just stuck on top of the fabric.

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An Emperor who cares for nothing but his appearance and attire hires two tailors who promise him the finest suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "just hopelessly stupid". The Emperor cannot see the cloth himself, but pretends that he can for fear of appearing unfit for his position or stupid; his ministers do the same. When the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor then marches in procession before his subjects, who play along with the pretense. Suddenly, a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but holds himself up proudly and continues the procession.

5 comments:

  1. Wow...it's an obvious "Inspiration"...but it clearly doesn't work on the doll.
    Very stiff, over-accessorized and contrived.

    oh well.
    ;)

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  2. The original dress is from 2008. Can't they steal some newer designs? LOL

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  3. I thought the Monograms were going to be Jason Wu's designs.

    You are correct Terri.. the dress and it's colours work better on the LaCroix.
    J.

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  4. I love the LaCroix fashion. I think it could have been successfully recreated in 1:6 scale.

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  5. Wow! That would have been a must buy for me if they had stuck with the colors and design of the original.

    SmittenKitten

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