Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About ‘Russian’ Dolls

Want to have one of these fancy-dressed beauties in your collection? Get in line! Even Jean Paul Gaultier has two. These hyperrealistic dolls are not your typical girl toy or matryoshka. About 40 cm tall, they’re made of polyurethane resin, plastic or porcelain, and they have correct anatomic proportions and are dressed in haute couture.

Born in the city of Perm and now living in St. Petersburg, twin sisters Ekaterina and Elena Popovy have been making dolls since 2004. Their early works had faces of popular idols of that time: Die Antwoord, Marilyn Manson, Dita von Teese, Madonna, John Galliano and others.

Each of the sisters’ collections reflects a different style and ethnic flavor. “Our main inspiration is nature because it’s an unsurpassed designer,” they said.

Slightly NSFW.

More: Ekaterina and Elena Popovy, Instagram, Facebook h/t: rbth










































































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