From Marc Jacobs to BCBG Max Azria, designers dress The Wizard of Oz characters for 75th Anniversary celebrations

Designers and their penchant for miniature costumes (remember the mini couture for UNICEF?), takes on new and in this case, fantastical heights as several of them unveil their creations for The Wizard of Oz. As the American fantasy musical turns 75, its leading ladies go avant-garde.

wizard-of-oz-characters-1In honor of the film’s 75th Anniversary, Donna Karan, BCBG Max Azria, Chris Benz, Jenny Packham, Marc Jacobs, Charlotte Ronson, Betsey Johnson, Trina Turk and Anna Sui have dressed Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West dolls. So what you’re seeing above is Charlotte Ronson’s urban-meets-sporty Dorothy.

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wizard-of-oz-characters-2Meanwhile, Reem Acra has kept it classic, in a gingham and lace ball gown (above). For Glinda, Lubov Azria has used a BCBG ball gown (below) modeled after her first design for Max Azria Atelier.

wizard-of-oz-characters-3Marc Jacobs’ Wicked Witch of the West looks rather grunge in the main image (extreme right) compared to Jenny Packham’s (below), which sports a plunging-keyhole and an ombré effect.

wizard-of-oz-characters-4Then there’s Carmen Marc Valvo’s intricate rosette dress on a doll that is undoubtedly the Good Witch. These one-of-a-kind costumes inspired by the film’s characters have been created in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and the Tonner Doll Collection.

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wizard-of-oz-characters-5The 22-inch dolls will make their debut on Sept. 4 as part of New York Fashion Week. They will later be auctioned on eBay, from September 4th to the 14, with all proceeds going to Warner Bros.’ partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

[Via – Marie-Claire]