We don't still play with dolls. Really. Promise. But we might be busting out Barbie's Playhouse once again thanks to Lanvin—as part of the November '11 launch of the brand's first children's collection, they've created four limited-edition fabric figurines. In short, Lanvin dolls! And, you have every reason to play with these girls—a percentage of proceeds from the sales benefit Dessine l'Espoir, the charity Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz commissioned to fabricate them. Indeed, the hand-stitched and embroidered figures were made by HIV-positive women in Swaziland—employed by Dessine l'Espoir—ensuring these talented ladies a steady source of income that enhances their quality of life and the resources needed to feed their families. Dressed in actual miniature reproductions of Lanvin Petite outfits, the couture toys qualify as collector's items, and you know Barbie would be jealous of that Daphne Guinness-worthy makeup, and oh la la, those pearls! The $400 poupées hit Lanvin stores in November, meaning we need to find a dollhouse interior-decorator rapidement. Oh, and a Tom Ford Ken doll.
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