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Limited Edition Dolls as the New Status Symbol?

Limited Edition Dolls as the New Status Symbol?
Laura Feinstein

For all of you out there lusting after the sleek designs of wunderkind designer Jason Wu, but hampered by his steep prices- now may be the time to get your hands on a little piece of his couture (little being the operative word). Wu, who originally started out as a doll designer for Integrity Toys Inc., has just released a limited edition high fashion doll for Collette, based on one of his runway looks. Next up on the docket? A commemorative doll for Jeffrey New York in honor of their tenth anniversary, in addition to a super secret $1,000 doll being designed for a mysterious Japanese fashion house (my personal guess? Commes De Garcons). You can order the Jason Wu Collette Doll on their online shop and it runs in the $300 range.

While in the past, many fashion labels have used accessories to help keep alive their couture houses, perhaps in this new post-recession era of practicality, dolls will replace logo earrings and handbags as the new miniature status symbols. Either way, doll enthusiasts now have a reason to love Jason Wu just a little more.

An unexpected subject also getting his own miniature commemoration is controversial photographer Terry Richardson, of VICE, Terry World, and Belvedere Vodka fame. The doll, which will feature a pants-less Richardson posing mid-shot, will be limited for now to 25 pieces, which are going on sale at an undisclosed retailer.

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