I had fully expected Mattel to be first at co-opting the likeness of Lady Gaga for a miniature plasticized version of the already plasticized original. But it looks like Andrew Yang’s dolled-up likeness of the recycled-telephone-donning, tin-can-hairstyling, meat-dress-wearing/vegetarian-scaring diva, designed for the Alexander McQueen fashion house, is first to hit virtual store shelves (albeit sans aforementioned telephones, tin cans and meat).
Known for his Kouklita collection of handmade dolls, the New York City artist and illustrator cuts each piece “from a pattern, sewn into muslin.” Individual dolls are “meticulously stuffed and attached by hand. The faces are all hand painted, and the dresses are created using luxurious fabrics and couture sewing methods.”
Though the pricey hand-made collectible is decked out in “embroidered silver beads, faux pearls, chiffon and a “metallic silk jersey,” her two-foot tall frame hardly sizes up to her £5,800 price tag, which is most likely the reason behind the item currently only being available by request.
Mr. Wang has various other fashionable dolls (Matilda, Iasdore, Ramona) from the Kouklita collection available for sale at the ShowSTUDIO store. And if you don’t feel like spending money on the miniature, but still yearn to be Gaga-like, you can purchase ‘The Orb’ hat/helmet head piece worn by Gaga on the cover of V Magazine for a mere £30,000.