Not many may know that haute couture designer and Lanvin founder Jeanne Lanvin created her first dolls as the apprentice to a milliner. Much later, as an established fashion designer, she sold her dolls displayed in the windows, sometimes giving them as gifts to her customers’ daughters. Today, the brand continues her legacy with Miss Lanvin Dolls. Chinese craftsman Franz lent his skills at decorating porcelain to produce the detailed outfits on the dolls. Each one is a collector’s item considering that new Miss Lanvin dolls are produced in a limited edition of 800 every season. Here’s our round up of this season’s most collectable picks
Miss Lanvin 39, US$ 510
Clad in blue, this dainty doll is likely a perfectly wrapped present as she stands in her Lanvin shopping bag. Don’t miss the delicately shaded flower in her hair.
Miss Lanvin 30, US$ 540
This diva doll is high on drama with her leopard print bodysuit and matching turban. She oozes suburban glamor as she walks her flamingo on a jewel encrusted leash.
Miss Lanvin 43, US$ 655
Dressed in a tan coat with heart shaped sunglasses, this petite blonde has plenty to be excited about as she skips along in the rain. We love the 3d flowers on her umbrella.
Miss Lanvin 50, US$ 450
Bringing some red carpet magic to the collection is Miss Lanvin 50 with her fanciful feathered hat and elegant evening gown. The doll is brought to life thanks to little details like the painted on jewelry and the chain strap purse.