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August 28 2014

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All Dolled Up for UNICEF

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Designer UNICEF dolls

How would you like a little Coco Chanel for Christmas? Or a mini Mlle Lanvin? For its eleventh Les Frimousses initiative, UNICEF has tapped forty-two fashion houses—Chanel, Dior, Lanvin, and Anne Valérie Hash among them—to craft high fashion dolls, reports WWD. The toys will be exhibited at the Petit Palais in Paris from November 26 to December 1, before being put up for auction at the George V hotel on December 2. Last year, the bidding for each designer doll began at $647, which we know is a little steep. But considering the proceeds go to charity (and that, decked out in a Chanel suit and Lanvin’s “Love” necklace, they’re arguably better dressed than we are), the one-of-a-kind creations are worth the price tag.

Photo: via WWD

Gisele B√ľndchen Belts Out the Kinks

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Move over, Cara. Fashion just got another set of supermodel pipes. Gisele Bündchen lends her voice to H&M’s fall campaign, covering The Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night.” The Telegraph reports that for every track purchased on iTunes, H&M will make a donation to UNICEF. It’s nice to see the world’s highest-paid supermodel supporting a cause. Touchdown, Mrs. Brady.

Simon Spurr Departs From His Label, More Details On Acne’s New Manhattan Outpost, TOMS Set To Launch A High-End Line, And More…

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Simon Spurr has left his post as creative director of his namesake label. Spurr, who co-founded the label with Judd Nydes in 2006, tells WWD that he’s “not at liberty to say anything about what’s going on” at the moment. [WWD]

Twenty-one of the biggest names in fashion, including Valentino and Balmain, have teamed up with online retailer Luisa Via Roma and UNICEF for the “Pug Dogs for Happy Kids” campaign to raise money for disadvantaged children in Bangladesh. The designers have created one-of-a-kind stuffed pug dogs that will be auctioned on eBay for the cause. [Grazia Daily]

As reported last week on Style.com, Acne is set to open a larger New York store later this spring. The 33 Greene Street 3,000-square-foot unit will open its doors in May, and the Swedish label’s first U.S. location at 10 Greene Street will close. [WWD]

TOMS has just announced it’s set to launch TOMS+, a high-end version of its canvas originals. The collection, $100 to $140, will incorporate more premium materials than the basic TOMS and is launching in the fall. [Racked]

Photo: Julian Mackler / BFAnyc.com

Designer Dolls For UNICEF, Marion Cotillard Is Lady Dior, Maison Martin Margiela Makes Moves In Asia, And More…

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Fashion houses, including Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, and Christian Dior, all pitched in to create designer dolls for UNICEF, with proceeds going to help vaccinate children in Darfur. Les Frimousses, as they are called, will be on auction at Paris’ Drouot Montaigne on December 13. [WWD]

Marc Jacobs is hosting a Halloween Beaux Arts Ball in Provincetown this weekend, designed by Bryan Rafanelli, who also planned Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. All 900 tickets for the event reportedly sold out in minutes. [Page Six]

The campaign doesn’t officially break until November 14, but a few of Marion Cotillard’s new Steven Klein-lensed ad campaign images have been released already. Styled by Giovanna Battaglia, the actress is showing off a crocodile-skin Lady Dior bag as she stands in front of the Hollywood hills. [Telegraph]

Maison Martin Margiela has just opened a new store in Beijing—its largest store to date. The three-story shop has a “complete range of womenswear, menswear, and home furnishings,” and just for fun, there’s a metallic slide going from the entrance of the store to the top floor. [Hint]

Photo: Steven Klein

J.Lo’s L.A. Lunch

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Not all the fashion action is happening at Lincoln Center and Milk Studios this week. Yesterday, Gucci’s Frida Giannini was honored at UNICEF’s inaugural Women of Compassion Luncheon in L.A. before a crowd that included Camilla Belle, Mary J. Blige, and lensman Patrick Demarchelier.

Jennifer Lopez, now starring in the ads for Gucci’s children’s collection alongside twins Max and Emme, was on hand to present the designer with her award. “We actually met when I was about to pop, maybe two weeks before I gave birth at the big Malawi fundraiser she did with Madonna,” Lopez (left, with Giannini) told Style.com. “Every child in the world, in essence, could be yours,” she went on. “It makes you want to do things and work toward helping in any way you can, in every way you can.”

Giannini, for her part, stayed in town for the Grammys, then headed back to Milan. With less than two weeks before her Fall show, she dropped some hints about her impending collection. “You will see an explosion of color, which is very unusual for a Fall collection.”

Photo: Charley Gallay / Getty Images