The front row has never looked so good.
Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, Margot Robbie, Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, Bella Heathcote and Elle Fanning at Miu Miu F/W 2014 during PFW
In July, a photo of a 3-D print by artist Nickolay Lamm of a Barbie doll designed with the proportions of the average 19-year-old American woman went viral, with several people calling for the doll to actually be made. Now, it looks like millions of little girls might finally be able to get their hands on this “Lammily” doll, thanks to crowdsourcing efforts by the artist. Lamm has started a campaign with the help of CrowdItOpen, which he hopes will raise enough money to make Lammily a reality.
“Currently, there is no doll like this on the market,” he told the Huffington Post, divulging a few details on what he’s got planned for the new doll, including her wardrobe: ”Most fashion dolls on the market are dressed like princesses or wear funky outfits,” he said. “I wanted Lammily to wear clothes that Gap or J. Crew might design. There’s no reason why simple everyday clothes design can’t be transferred to doll clothes.”
While I think a doll with realistic body proportions is a great idea, I’m not too keen on the notion of dressing her in “normal” clothes. Part of what was fun for me as a little girl was dressing and undressing my dolls in fantasy, fashionable outfits. It’s a doll, after all, a play thing–not real life.