Hello dollies at Garden City

Sofia (12) and Ava (7) Scafetta from Attadale with Fashion Royalty Dolls
Sofia (12) and Ava (7) Scafetta from Attadale with Fashion Royalty Dolls

HIGH fashion comes to short legs this week when the Dollicious exhibition makes its West Australian debut at Garden City.

The brainchild of renowned fashion designer Jason Wu, the Fashion Royalty line features 50 couture-quality dolls and will be on display from January 21 – February 18.

Wu, who has dressed celebrities like Michelle Obama, January Jones and Julianna Moore, conceived of and created the dolls while living in Europe in 2000.

Garden City marketing manager Clare Riley said each of the dolls was a unique character with a back-story and outfits matching their individual personalities.

“There’s a baroness and a Parisian socialite and dozens of others and they’re all absolutely stunning to look at,” she said.

“This is the first time they’ve ever been to Western Australia they had to be carefully shipped over, with the clothes steamed and their hair done correctly on arrival.”

About the size of Barbie dolls, no detail has been spared in the creation of clothing for the miniature models which includes working zippers and lined dresses.

The dolls will be exhibited on a purpose-built catwalk located just in front of Dome in the Garden City Fashion Mall.

From January 21-31 children are also being invited to participate in free paper doll workshops where they can create their own Dollicious-inspired creations.

Also located in the Fashion Mall, the workshops will run 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-3pm on Sunday.

More information is available on the Garden City website and Facebook page.