Dandies, those rare males who dress to thrill, are the subjects of a new book of paper dolls from Paper Studio Press. Four famous dandies with their fabulous and fastidious wardrobes are ready to dress-up in daring sartorial splendor.
The first famous dandy represented is Beau Brummell, the Englishman whose persnickety style was so splendid that it drove him from royal favor to bankruptcy. He favored simple elegance and meticulous tailoring. Oscar Wilde, the 19th Century literary genius dressed in a romantic fashion with the codified green carnation that declared his then-illegal sexual preference, the source of a famous scandal. Another dandy dresser, the Duke of Windsor, caused a major scandal in 1936 when he abdicated the English throne to marry the American divorcee he loved. His signature style mixed pinstripes and checks and the way he knotted his necktie became famous.
Todays dandy is Patrick McDonald, a New York fashion writer and man about the scene. In his flamboyant but studied style, his theatrical make-up and swaggering air, he is constantly photographed and interviewed.Recently Patrick McDonald was a contestant on Bravo TV's fashion design competition show, Launch My Line.
The Dandy Dolls paper doll book, created with great flair by famous fashion illustrator, Jim Howard, (himself a bit of a dandy) features four male dolls and eight pages of outfits. Anyone who believes men are fashion challenged will think again.
Our Four Famous Dandies Paper Doll book has been noticed by:
The New York Times Style Magazine
The New York Observer
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Luxury Living
Haute Living Magazine