Wow, oh my goodness, did you know about the secret valley of the dolls?Â Ever since Jason Wu came screaming into the headlines after designing the divine inauguration ball gown for Michelle Obama or Mrs O as I like to call her, his ‘secret’ career as a designer for high end fashion dolls has come bursting out the closet doors.
Largely unknown, even within the fashion industry, the 26 year old Taiwanese native has been the creative director of a $5 million high-end doll company called Integrity Toys Inc since he was 17.
And these are not just any toys, these toys are high-end fashion dolls for collectors; think Barbies, but dressed in runway-inspired designs, with pricetags over $200.
Apparently he drew his inspiration for the outfits when he was living in Europe in 2000 and launched the first range in 2001.Â The dolls celebrate the glamour and excitement of the fashion industry, bringing in a uniquely diverse collection to the fashion doll arena.
I have to agree, they are just so gorgeous and who would have known about this secret little valley of glamour dolls if Mrs O didn’t wear her glamorous gown?
It really is a whole new worldÂ and I love it.