First stop on Friday night’s 2nd Annual Fashion Night Out…was Barneys! And, right as we walked in the front door, there were Anna and Grace. This was as close as I would get to Ms. Wintour that night. Legendary doll designer, Andrew Yang, had been commissioned by Barneys to craft these 2 fashion icons in the form of his Kouklitas dolls.
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The Kouklitas are a line of 27″ fashion dolls conceived by the New York City based artist and illustrator. Each doll is cut from a pattern, sewn into muslin and meticulously stuffed and attached by hand. The faces are all hand painted, and the dresses are created using luxurious fabrics and couture sewing methods.
To me, they seem like Madame Alexander dolls for grown up fashionistas. Gorgeous. For an over the top gift, Mr. Wang can create a custom doll for you.
While Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen got cozy with Barney’s Simon Doonan, we were heading downtown….where Karen Elson, the face of the 2010 Fall line for Balenciaga, was about to take the stage with her band for a performance at the Balenciaga boutique. This, as it turned out….was the place to be!
And, while I would not see Ms. Wintour at this event, there is the legendary Vogue creative director, Grace Coddington standing next to Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere. Truly, it was a night to remember!
The only irony is….I didn’t shop at all!
Did you do anything out of the ordinary this weekend?