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Fashion History


Paper dolls are perfect little mannequins ready to be dressed in fabulous fashions. Paper Studio Press presents fashion shows ready to cut-out, wardrobes from fashion's past and present. There are paper doll books devoted to historic, antique and vintage styles as well as contemporary creations. Period pieces from centuries past. Costumes from Hollywood's Golden Age. Tributes to talented designers. Many of the paper dolls have been created by well-known fashion illustrators. These books are designed to delight paper doll collectors and also to provide interactive studies of fashion history.


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Looking Back at Fashion Paper Dolls

Looking Back at Fashion Paper Dolls

A new Paper Studio Press book takes a turnabout look at eight decades of fashion. Historian and artist Brenda Sneathen Mattox has created this new view of paper dolls from the back, focusing on fashion's shifting shape from bustles in the 1880s to the extremes of the 1950s. Included also are hourglass gowns from the 1950s, flapper frocks from the 1920s, slinky barebacks of the 1930s, smart suits of the 1940s and and...
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Love of Lace Paper Dolls

Love of Lace Paper Dolls

Lace, the most romantic material ever created is the inspiration for this exquisite new paper doll book by Brenda Sneathen Mattox, the talented artist and fashion historian. This lovely new book portrays the popularity of delicate lace fashions through the decades. Two old-fashioned paper dolls have been created to become the perfect models to wear the lacy fashions so beautifully rendered in meticulous detail. From...
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Marie Antoinette Queen of France

Marie Antoinette Queen of France

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France inspired renowned paper doll artist Helen Page to create a lavish homage to the 18th Century French fashion plate. It is an genuine work of art that captures the fantastic, fairy tale fashions of the extravagant Court of Versailles before the revolution cost the Queen to lose her head, quite literally. The artist's exquisite technique lovingly illustrates a period of time when Paris...
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Masquerade Party Paper Dolls

Masquerade Party Paper Dolls

This new paper doll book by talented Sandra Vanderpool invites you to see how much fun it would have been to go to a masquerade party during the Art Deco decade of the Roaring Twenties. That was a period when society went wild with post wartime relief and giddy parties awash with bathtub gin were all the rage. The most popular parties then were fancy dress affairs and this paper doll extravaganza celebrates the...
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Navy Scouts Paper Doll

Navy Scouts Paper Doll

A superb example of the patriotic paper dolls from the 1940s. The cover art features two couples--Jack and Mary, and Susan and Bob. The inside pages have great background designs to set off the military-influenced fashions as well as gowns, daytime clothes, and, of course, uniforms. Four dolls and eight clothing pages. Book size 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches with cardstock covers.
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Paris Fashion Paper Dolls 1918-1939

Paris Fashion Paper Dolls 1918-1939

Probably the period of greatest change in 20th century fashion took place between the two world wars. Women finally threw off the tyranny of the corset, heavy skirts and layers of underwear to embrace the freedom of 1920s and 30s styles. And Paris designers enjoyed creating looks inspired by new art movements such as Art Deco and Surrealism. This book includes two dolls and 16 outfits all based on fashions from 1919...
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Polka Dot Paper Dolls by David Wolfe

Polka Dot Paper Dolls by David Wolfe

You'll be seeing spots with this eye-popping fashion history by David Wolfe. Those perennially popular dots are featured in this colorful book that charts the fashion history of polka dots since they first became a rage in the 1830s when the dance craze swept the world. Since then, polka dots have popped up over and over again. This 8 page book spots dozens of dotty styles over the years, including ever popular...
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Pretty Pink Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

Pretty Pink Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

From decade to decade, pink never goes out of style. But perhaps the decade that loved pink the most was the 1950s, and that's where this retrospective starts. Expertly researched and rendered, Tom Tierney puts us in the pink with a positively pleasing collection for four fashionable models. Six decades of pink fashions are featured including the poodle skirt of the '50s, hippies and high style of the '60s, funky...
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