As part L.A.'s 2013 Designer Dollhouse Showcase, wherein 20 high-profile designers (like Jeffrey Alan Marks and Waldo Fernandez) decorated mini houses for charity, fashion designer and bridal juggernaut Monique Lhuillier replicated—what else?—her NYC bridal salon, brownstone structure, coffee table magazines, shopping bags, ball gowns and all. Much like the rather lovely dollhouse created (and filmed by Curbed) created by designers Jaime Rummerfield and Chris Barrett, other participants in the program, Lhuillier's tiny little bridal salon—a Lilliputian showhouse, really—was designed to be sold to the highest bidder at the event's Kaleidoscope Ball, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute at the Mattel Children's Hospital.
This is, of course, not the first time the high fashion and interior design worlds have collided—one just needs to look at Louis Vuitton's high-design London pop-up store or Prada's OMA-designed 'ideal house' for proof—though it may well be the first time the two fields have coalesced in the oft-staggering realm of grown-up dollhouses. It makes sense, really, considering the role pure aesthetics plays in both fashion and interiors—not to mention the simple fact that tiny houses created by people with extraordinary taste are often plainly awesome.
· Welcome To The Chicest Dollhouse (That You Can Buy!) [Refinery29]
· All Dollhouses posts [Curbed National]
· Here Now, Tour the World's Loveliest Miniature Showhouse [Curbed National]