April 21, 2011
paper doll – Anna Dello Russo for The Hudson’s Bay Company
Wow! This is a dream paper doll – inspired by fashion maniac and fountain of enthusiasm Anna Dello Russo, commissioned by great Canadian department store, The Hudson’s Bay Company. Drawing this doll was truly one of the greatest pleasures of my life. ADR is all whimsy and colour and glittering glamour layered over a slamming hot body. The perfect fashion paper doll. She unreservedly loved the tribute, with effusive exclamation marks!!! I love you Anna Dello Russo!!!
The striding stance of the doll is an homage to the work of Tommy Ton, whose photos of ADR are currently being exhibited in The Room at the Bay flagship in Toronto. Tommy is a total inspiration both as an image maker and a fashion careerist. To get a sense of the synchronicity between shooter and subject, this interview on Style.com is a must read.
Big, heartfelt thanks to Anna Dello Russo, Tommy Ton, Christopher Sherman and everyone at The Bay for a beautiful opportunity to participate in a true fashion moment. Love!!!
Thanks to Sharon at The Backseat Stylers for capturing ADR and the dolls at the signing!