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Fashion History


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. 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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Michelle First Lady Paper Dolls

Michelle First Lady Paper Dolls

This commemorative edition by David Wolfe features two 10-inch dolls and more than twenty outfits actually worn by Michelle Obama including the highly publicized fashions worn during the 2009 Inauguration ceremonies. There is the Isabel Toledo lemongrass Swiss lace coat ensemble, the Narcisco Rodriguez outfit worn at the concert and of course, the ivory floral/crystal ball gown destined for the Smithsonian. The...
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MOD POP Paper Dolls

MOD POP Paper Dolls

Kwei-Lin Lum, arguably the most imaginative of all paper doll artists working today, has created a brand new work of art that would be at home in a Museum of Modern Art. MOD POP is a colorful, eye-popping ode to a fashion era that broke all rules, shocked, surprised and delighted the young dolly birds who kicked up their heels in mini-dresses, shrunken sweaters, jumpsuits, flare pants and paper dresses (how...
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Navy Girls and Marines Paper Dolls

Navy Girls and Marines Paper Dolls

Eight young women exemplify the girls next door who joined the military during World War II. Each doll is given an average name such as Lt. Janet Willis, WAVE; Anne Fisher, Marine; and Ensign Ruth Davis, SPAR. (Perhaps representing real women?) There are more than 45 outfits including authentic uniforms and charming but practical casual clothes for their busy wartime lives. A beautiful 1943 reproduction paper doll...
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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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