Wednesday, August 13, 2014

More Leading Ladies of Oz Designer Sketches

Twenty of the world’s top fashion, costume and accessories designers have reinterpreted doll-sized couture versions for “The Leading Ladies of The Wizard of Oz” design program in
celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the classic film and in support of Warner Bros. and Habitatfor Humanity’s “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign, supporting Habitat for Humanity’swork to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.

Each designer has created a uniquely makeover from head to toe, featuring hand-crafted outfits, dramatic hairstyles and makeup, and perfectly petite footwear for “The Leading Ladies
of The Wizard of Oz.” The full collection of Tonner Dolls, starring Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch, and The Wicked Witch of the West will be unveiled at The Museum at FIT in New York, September 4-10, after which the collection will be showcased at the flagship Bloomingdales location on 59th and Lexington from September 12 - October 9.

Beginning September 4-14, these one-of-a-kind doll creations will be available to the highest bidder on ‘eBay Giving Works,’ with proceeds benefiting the “There’s No Place Like Home”
campaign supporting Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create housing in partnership with
low-income families.

Participating Designers 

Anna Sui
BCBG Max Azria
Betsey Johnson
Byron Lars
Carlos Falchi
Carmen Marc Valvo
Charlotte Ronson
Chris Benz
Colleen Atwood
Donna Karan
Douglas Hannant
Erickson Beamon
Hervé Léger
Jenny Packham
Lyn Paolo / Kerry Washington
Marc Jacobs
Reem Acra

Doll Auction

There's No Place Like Home for Habitat for Humanity:

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About Tonner Doll Company, Inc.
Headquartered in Kingston, New York, Tonner Doll Company, Inc. develops and markets high quality collectible Character Figures and Dolls like TWILIGHT, Marilyn Monroe, Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, DC Stars, and more, as well as fashion dolls such as Tyler Wentworth™, Antoinette™, Déjà vu™, and Cami & Jon™.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit

About Auction Cause
Auction Cause, a premier cause marketing agency, works with top brands, celebrities and nonprofits on their cause marketing and social media programs. For more information, please visit or call them at 323-655-0554 to learn about their unique services.

About FIT
The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. Providing students with a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace. Visit

Photos and info courtesy Tonner Doll Company