Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nouvelles Icônes - Des Poupées Pandores aux Sybarites - Exhibition at Musée de la Poupée in Paris

Le Musée de la Poupée-Paris is delighted to be celebrating the fifth birthday of iconic doll range ‘The Sybarites™’ a product of Superdoll_collectibles™, London with an exclusive six-month exhibition. It opened on the 14th of March and will go on until 19th of September 2010.

Not since The Pandores, luxurious fashion dolls created in the XVII century and the Second Empire Parisians, have we seen anything like the Sybarites™. During the Ancient Regime, the Pandores were the equivalent of Paris fashion ambassadors to the European Courts. The Pandores wore the latest creations in order to tempt the aristocracy to commission the couturiers to create a life sized version. These dolls even had Diplomatic immunity: during times of war, the dolls had a royal pass to cross war torn borders.The aim of this exhibition is to travel, hand in hand with the fashion doll, from the last two centuries until today. You decide; utility item? play-thing? ...or highly coveted objet d’art?

The Sybarites™ were the first manufactured doll of then couturiers Charles Fegen and Desmond Lingard; they were born out of the void in the doll-world in terms of the quality and beauty that C&D were looking for in the dolls they wanted to buy and, ultimately dress in their fabulous gowns. Through painstaking development, clandestine market research and their strong vision, C+D crafted the doll of their dreams: Clone 0101 Venus D’Royce. Initially there were two breeds of clone and since inception in 2005, these have expanded into the double figures, however some remain unseen by the public eye.

Oh how I want to visit this show... but then again, seeing so many unattainable dolls together in one place would probably make it a heart-rending experience.

P.S. You can listen to this blog post if you download the audio file from the right column - see the section titled Audio Blog Posts!


  1. ...where's the audio version?

  2. It's wonderful to hear your voice Stratos! That was fun to listen! Too bad you did not go to the exhibition.

  3. |@tinyseams
    Thanks! There is always hope till September!