Twenty of the world’s top fashion, costume and accessories designers have reinterpreted doll-sized couture versions for “The Leading Ladies of The Wizard of Oz” design program in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the classic film and in support of Warner Bros. and Habitat for Humanity’s “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign, supporting Habitat for Humanity’s work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
Each designer has created a uniquely makeover from head to toe, featuring hand-crafted outfits, dramatic hairstyles and makeup, and perfectly petite footwear for “The Leading Ladies of The Wizard of Oz.” The full collection of Tonner Dolls, starring Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch, and The Wicked Witch of the West will be unveiled at The Museum at FIT in New York, September 4-10, after which the collection will be showcased at the flagship Bloomingdales location on 59th and Lexington from September 12 – October 9.
Beginning September 4-14, these one-of-a-kind doll creations will be available to the highest bidder on ‘eBay Giving Works,’ with proceeds benefitting the “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign supporting Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create housing in partnership with low-income families.
The original sketches of the designers are just amazing, so we thought it would be a great idea to share them with you. If you like fashion illustration, costume design and the Wizard of Oz I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. I think it’s great to see the different interpretations, everyone works in such a different way, with a different mindset, and with so various results, like Reem Acra‘s classical version of Dorothy juxtaposed with Charlotte Ronson‘s contemporary look.
The complete lists of designers: Anna Sui , BCBG Max Azria, Betsey Johnson, Byron Lars, Carlos Falchi, Carmen Marc, Valvo Charlotte Ronson, Chris Benz, Colleen Atwood, Donna Karan, Douglas Hannant, Erickson Beamon, Hervé Léger, Jenny Packham, Lyn Paolo / Kerry Washington, Marc Jacobs, Reem Acra, Ruth Myers, Sue Wong, Trina Turk.