Remember Flat Stanley, the paper cutout you’d send to distant friends and family in elementary school, begging to be snapped in exotic places? Vogue does, and it re-envisioned the childhood favorite in a very high-fashion way. The magazine printed and distributed a “small army” of 3D-printed mini Karlie Kloss dolls, in a variety of poses from the ubiquitous model du jour. The 50 figurines spent 80 days traveling to 22 cities, getting the star treatment in clever photo shoots around the world.

Karlie Kloss 3D Printing

Image via vogue.com

Karlie’s long legs and coy smile have been spotted at Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls, and even the moon. Like any good international voyage, her tour of the continents was not without hiccups. Vogue notes that more than a dozen limbs were broken in transit (ouch!) and that the mini Karlie was escorted off the Acropolis in Greece. Head to Vogue for the dolls’ complete photo diary and even go behind-the-scenes of her 3D shoot. You’ll never feel so envious of a piece of plastic.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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September 4, 2014

This week we’re bowing down to our favorite fashion magazines.

1. Vogue is kind enough to show us what it’s like to see through its eyes.

2. What do people wear to all those celeb-studded parties we hear about? Harper’s BAZAAR fills us in.

3. ELLE knows that real trends start on the street.

4. InStyle. Always giving us the go-to look of the day.

5. Insane photo spreads done the Marie Claire way.

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July 23, 2013