Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana donate their creativity for Unicef’s good cause: the Darfur children…
Her skin is fair like porcelain and her eyes are dark like black pearls. Her hair is decorated with a beautiful glimmering hair band that speaks elegance and beauty. She is not the new hyped model of the moment nor a princess, though: she is a doll designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
On the occasion of "Frimousses de Creatures" the designers have created a doll that wears a silk tulle and chantilly lace applications dress (collection fall/winter 2013).
The fundraising event, organised by UNICEF since 2003, which invites the most important fashion and design luxury brands to create dolls for auction to fundraise money for Darfur, takes place at the Petit Palais in Paris on December 3rd. The doll will also be showcased at the Petit Palais from the 27th of November till the 2nd of December.
The UN estimates that between 200,000 - 300,000 people have died in Darfur since the start of the current conflict in 2004. Some 4.7 million people are currently directly affected by the conflict, out of a total population of around 6.2 million. In 2008 alone, 310,000 people have been displaced - bringing the current total of displacement to 2.7 million. Half of those affected by the conflict are children; of these nearly 700,000 (the under-five population) have grown up knowing nothing but the conflict.
For the first time since 2004, global acute malnutrition rates in Darfur rose above the emergency threshold in 2007, along with continued reports of violence within camps for internally displaced persons, and attacks against civilians, including gender-based and sexual violence. An estimated 4,500 children are believed to be associated with armed forces and groups.
By Elisa della Barba