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AP PHOTOS: The dolly wears Prada

  • A creation designed by Chantal Thomass displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A creation designed by Chantal Thomass displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • - Prostitutes wait for clients in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

    - Prostitutes wait for clients in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

  • - Prostitutes wait for clients in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

    - Prostitutes wait for clients in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

  • A Chinese model wears a creation designed by Xu Ming at the Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A Chinese model wears a creation designed by Xu Ming at the Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A Chinese model wears a creation designed by Xu Ming at the Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A Chinese model wears a creation designed by Xu Ming at the Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A doll is displayed by Lanvin fashion house in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A doll is displayed by Lanvin fashion house in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A doll is displayed by Lanvin fashion house in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A doll is displayed by Lanvin fashion house in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • FILE - In this Sept.17, 2013 file photo, French sex workers demonstrate in front of French Assembly in Paris, against a proposal to penalise clients caught in the act of soliciting a prostitute. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute.  But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    FILE - In this Sept.17, 2013 file photo, French sex workers demonstrate in front of French Assembly in Paris, against a proposal to penalise clients caught in the act of soliciting a prostitute. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

  • FILE - In this Sept.17, 2013 file photo, French sex workers demonstrate in front of French Assembly in Paris, against a proposal to penalise clients caught in the act of soliciting a prostitute. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute.  But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    FILE - In this Sept.17, 2013 file photo, French sex workers demonstrate in front of French Assembly in Paris, against a proposal to penalise clients caught in the act of soliciting a prostitute. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

  • French designer Chantal Thomass poses next to her creation as part of Frimousses puppets collection displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    French designer Chantal Thomass poses next to her creation as part of Frimousses puppets collection displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • French designer Chantal Thomass poses next to her creation as part of Frimousses puppets collection displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    French designer Chantal Thomass poses next to her creation as part of Frimousses puppets collection displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  •  A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

    A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

  •  A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

    A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

  • The creation "Paris Folies" designed by Christian Ghion at Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    The creation "Paris Folies" designed by Christian Ghion at Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • The creation "Paris Folies" designed by Christian Ghion at Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    The creation "Paris Folies" designed by Christian Ghion at Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.  (AP Photo)

    A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

  • A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.  (AP Photo)

    A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)

  •  A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013.France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.. (AP Photo)

    A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013.France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.. (AP Photo)

  •  A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013.France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.. (AP Photo)

    A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013.France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.. (AP Photo)

  • A guest uses her smartphone to picture a creation designed by Louis Vuitton in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A guest uses her smartphone to picture a creation designed by Louis Vuitton in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A guest uses her smartphone to picture a creation designed by Louis Vuitton in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A guest uses her smartphone to picture a creation designed by Louis Vuitton in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A creation designed by Chantal Thomass  displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris,, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A creation designed by Chantal Thomass displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris,, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A creation designed by Chantal Thomass  displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris,, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A creation designed by Chantal Thomass displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris,, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A creation designed by Chantal Thomass displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    A creation designed by Chantal Thomass displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • A creation designed by Chantal Thomass displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • - Prostitutes wait for clients in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)
  • - Prostitutes wait for clients in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)
  • A Chinese model wears a creation designed by Xu Ming at the Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • A Chinese model wears a creation designed by Xu Ming at the Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • A doll is displayed by Lanvin fashion house in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • A doll is displayed by Lanvin fashion house in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • FILE - In this Sept.17, 2013 file photo, French sex workers demonstrate in front of French Assembly in Paris, against a proposal to penalise clients caught in the act of soliciting a prostitute. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute.  But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept.17, 2013 file photo, French sex workers demonstrate in front of French Assembly in Paris, against a proposal to penalise clients caught in the act of soliciting a prostitute. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute.  But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
  • French designer Chantal Thomass poses next to her creation as part of Frimousses puppets collection displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • French designer Chantal Thomass poses next to her creation as part of Frimousses puppets collection displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  •  A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)
  •  A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour. (AP Photo)
  • The creation "Paris Folies" designed by Christian Ghion at Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • The creation "Paris Folies" designed by Christian Ghion at Petit Palais in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.  (AP Photo)
  • A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013. France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.  (AP Photo)
  •  A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013.France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.. (AP Photo)
  •  A prostitute waits for a client in a street of Nice southern France, Thursday, Nov 21, 2013.France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession _ by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. But the bill is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve _who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” _ and crooner Charles Aznavour.. (AP Photo)
  • A guest uses her smartphone to picture a creation designed by Louis Vuitton in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • A guest uses her smartphone to picture a creation designed by Louis Vuitton in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • A creation designed by Chantal Thomass  displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris,, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • A creation designed by Chantal Thomass  displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris,, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
  • A creation designed by Chantal Thomass displayed at the Petit Palais, in Paris, Monday Nov. 25, 2013. The world's top fashion houses from Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior have brought together their needlework in a unique charitable venture: each designing children's dolls that will be sold at auction for UNICEF.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Dolls with a cause

Prada, Chanel and Christian Dior are among dozens of fashion houses taking a momentary pause from the red-carpet elite to design a series of dolls for charity.

The miniature figurines, that sport bejeweled skirt-suits and satin full skirts, will go under the hammer in Paris tomorrow in an auction organized by the UN’s children’s agency, UNICEF.

Proceeds from the initiative titled “Designers’ Little Faces” will be used to fund vaccinations for an estimated 300,000 infants in Sudan’s Darfur region against polio and diphtheria.

“In the 10 years this has been running we’ve saved over 3 million lives. It’s a chain of happiness,” says Michele Barzach, president of UNICEF-France.

The dolls are expected to fetch more than $200,000.

The Associated Press

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