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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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The Changing Shape of Fashion

The Changing Shape of Fashion

From farthingales to empire waistlines to hoopskirts to bustles to hobble skirts to streamlined shifts, the fashion silhouette is ever changing. Waistlines wander. Sleeves explode. Bosoms rise and fall. This new paper doll book by antique fashion expert and talented artist, Brenda Sneathen Mattox, explores the shape shifting phenomenon. This fascinating focus on fashion history is illuminating as well as being a...
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The History of Denim Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

The History of Denim Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

Tom Tierney, the most published paper doll artist of all time, turns his attention to the most popular fashion fabric of all time, denim. In this fascinating new paper doll book, he traces the history of everybody’s favorite fabric, the cotton twill weave named for the French town where it began, Nimes. “De Nimes” (Of Nimes) soon became “Denim.” This brand new eight page doll book starts centuries ago when...
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The Queen Paper Dolls

The Queen Paper Dolls

Four dolls represent Her Majesty as a young princess, a royal bride, a reigning queen and today’s beloved ruler. The royal wardrobe includes the historic ceremonial coronation garb, the wedding gown and eight decades of fashions by the Queen's couturiers including Norman Hartnell and Hardy Amies. Illustrated by David Wolfe.
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Theda Bara Paper Dolls

Theda Bara Paper Dolls

Theda Bara was the vamp of the silent movies and such a popular star that she became an early celebrity fashion icon. Her dark and dramatic cinematic image was admired and widely copied by fans. This paper doll tribute features two dolls and 15 authentic vintage fashions that include costumes from Cleopatra, her most famous role. Beautifully illustrated by Brenda Sneathen Mattox, with fashion notes and essay by...
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Tom Tierney's History of Swimwear Paper Dolls

Tom Tierney's History of Swimwear Paper Dolls

The History of Swimwear Paper Dolls make a Big Splash! The late Tom Tierney’s prolific body of work and phenomenal success made him “The King of Paper Dolls.” Before his passing, the talented artist created works yet to be published by Paper Studio Press. “The History of Swimwear” was one piece of that legacy. It is a paper doll book in the polished style of Tom, based on careful research and a keen...
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TV Moms Paper Dolls and 50s Fashions

TV Moms Paper Dolls and 50s Fashions

Turn the TV dial back in time and you'll find lots of moms doing just about anything in heels, hose and pretty dresses. Fashion expert, David Wolfe, has designed a fabulous fifties wardrobe for four figures representing the quintessential look of TV moms of the 1950s. With lots of mix-and-match separates, you can have fun creating your own 1950s looks.
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Underfashion Paper Dolls

Underfashion Paper Dolls

Brenda Sneathen Mattox, the well-known artist and fashion historian, goes undercover for this unique paper doll book that exposes the under garments that shaped and reshaped women as the 20th century unfolded. Beginning with the hoopskirt of the 1860s, through crinolettes, bustles and corsets… on to the bullet bra and right up to modern lingerie. This fascinating and often amusing new book offers a peek under the...
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Victorian Tea Time Paper Dolls

Victorian Tea Time Paper Dolls

You are invited to take tea with the elegantly gowned grand paper doll ladies of the Victorian era. The formal ritual of afternoon “high tea” lends itself to glorified gowns worn by the hostess and her guests. Each page in this fantastically detailed book illustrates the dramatically changing silhouette of Queen Victoria’s long reign from crinoline hoop skirts to bustles and on to leg-o-mutton sleeves. The...
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