A collaboration of Jason Wu with the parisian boutique Montaigne Маrkеt resulted with limited edition doll, dressed in a miniature version of one of designer’s exclusive creation from Spring collection. The doll with a belted cream sporty jacket in cream over a gold sequined dress and tiny retailer’s shopping bags will be sold exclusively at Montaigne Market and on its website beginning at the end of February to coincide with the fall 2014 runway shows.
“I’ve always been very detail-driven – that’s just my nature – so miniature has always been very easy for me,” Wu said.
“We did everything, from translating the little buckles that we had to make, to the shoes – we replicated the runway shoes exactly. We also replicated the Daphne clutch, our signature bag, into the doll scale, so everything from hardware and everything has to be shrunken down,” he added.
Limited to only 250 pieces, the doll is priced at €150 or $205 at current exchange rate.
Before his career as a fashion designer, Jason Wu was a toy designer. He estimates he has designed “hundreds” of dolls. “The biggest part of my job was designing the body and the faces, you know, working with sculptors,” he said. “I had to work out all the engineering and all of that stuff.” This Taiwanese-Canadian fashion designer produced designer dolls for Colette in Paris, and Bergdorf Goodman and Jeffrey in New York. But he is best known for designing First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural gowns, will show his first collection as artistic director of Hugo Boss on Feb. 12 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.