For the eleventh “Frimousses de Créateurs” exhibition for UNICEF, under the theme of “Le Pari(s) Merveilleux”, Missoni has created a doll that represents the fabulous world of Amélie Poulain.
The world’s most prestigious couturiers and contemporary artists have created unique dolls – true collectors masterpieces – that will be auctioned at Four Seasons Hotel George V on 2nd December.
The proceeds will allow UNICEF to fund a vaccination campaign in Darfur: an act of generosity and a commitment to help children, so many of whom die every year of infectious diseases due to the lack of vaccinations.
Missoni’s “Amélie Poulain” is completely handmade: the body is crafted in stuffed cotton canvas, the face embroidered with cotton thread, and the hair has been made from a skein of yarn.
Amélie is wearing a two-tone striped sweater and a skirt in multicolour knit lamé lace; the shoes and shorts are in rayon lace, and a precious brooch with a crocheted butterfly is pinned over the heart.
“We chose Amélie Poulain as the figure who symbolizes Paris, because her fantastical world offers us a new vision of things: the beauty of small passions, the satisfaction of doing good and the courage to love sincerely,” says Angela Missoni.