Designer Matryoshka Dolls – Vogue Russia November 2008

The brilliant Aliona Doletskaya does it again! Fresh from the pages of the latest issue of Vogue Russia comes the gold standard of tourist trap souvenirs: the designer Matryoshka doll! 

Ladies and gentlegays, feast your eyes on “Russian Soul”. Can you guess which designer is which?

Russian Matryoshka & Babushka Dolls in Vogue Russia Magazine, November 2008 issue

This is the sort of thing one can expect from Visionaire so I’m surprised!! Click click click!


These hand-painted (?) Matryoshka (aka Babushka) dolls featuring designers such as Nina Donis, Alena Akhmadullina, Giorgio Armani…

Russian Matryoshka Dolls - Nina Donis, Alena Akhmadullina and Giorgio Armani

Celine, Jitrois, Yves Saint Laurent and Burberry…

Russian Matryohska Dolls - Celine, Jitrois, Yves Saint Laurent and Burberry

Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Martin Margiela, Giles and Marc Jacobs…

Russian Matryoshka Dolls - Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Martin Margiela, Giles and Marc Jacobs

Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Versace and Blumarine…

Russian Babushka Dolls - Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Versace and Blumarine

Antonio Marras, Ralph Lauren, Moschino and Prada…

Russian Babushka dolls - Antonio Marras, Ralph Lauren, Moschino and Prada.

Paul Smith, Konstantin Gayday, Marni and Gucci…

Russian Babushka dolls - Paul Smith, Konstantin Gayday, Marni and Gucci.

Sonia Rykiel, Valentin Yudashkin, Emilio Pucci, Andrey Bartenev…

Russian Nesting Dolls - Sonia Rykiel, Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Andrey Bartenev

Last but not the least, Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, Dries Van Noten and Denis Simachev.

Russian Nested Dolls - Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, Dries Van Noten and Denis Simachev

What a subtle yet brilliant editorial! I love it!!!!

Out of the entire lot, which is your favourite Matryoshka dpiece? I love the Prada and Yves Saint Laurent dolls

What do you all think?

* scans by tash