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From Karl Lagerfeld to Albert Einstein, hard to resist the charm of look-alike dolls and replicas: 10 meaningful images

The appeal of realistic looking dolls is timeless. In the early 30s look-alike dolls became an exciting new concept, with celebrities from the Old Hollywood photographed with their replicas and innovative editorials printed on the pages of the most influential magazines (In 1939 Life Magazine published the Article “Dolls Like Girls”, with young models posing with their look-alike dolls). A trend that seems to revive today, thanks again to the fashion world and its most famous exponents.

Karl Lagerfeld and his look-alike figure created by Fendi for the Fall 2014 collection look_alike_karl_lagerfeld

Jayne Mansfield photographed by Allan Grant with lookalike hot water bottles, 1957

A young Dakota Fanning with doll, 2002

Ballerina Alexandra Danilova with replica boudoir doll, 1934

Marc Jacobs’s collaboration with South Park to create the Muscle Man Marc Doll, a limited edition of Marc look-alike dolls

Model with doll in a fashion editorial by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello for Vogue Nippon, 2009

Buster Keaton and a “Buster Keaton” puppet, 1930

Kate Moss poses with her replica in Alexander’s McQueen SS2014 Ad Campaign

Yayoi Kusama dolls created on the occasion of the collaboration between the artist and Louis Vuitton

Albert Einstein poses with a mini-Einstein puppet made by famous puppeteer Harry Burnett in 1931look_alike_kate_einstein

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