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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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Nurse Jocelyn of the 1940s Paper Dolls

Nurse Jocelyn of the 1940s Paper Dolls

Nurse Jocelyn has everything she needs to help her patients get better—medicine, bandages, even a comforting cup of tea. She likes to bake, read, sew, visit friends, go to church, play with her dogs, and exchange love letters with her beau. There are 16 ’40s fashions plus 50 props and accessories. Includes an essay on African-American nurses in the 1940s. By Andrea Helen Smith.
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The Paper Dolls Motown Girl Group

The Paper Dolls Motown Girl Group

What better name for a Motown girl group than "The Paper Dolls"?! This homage to girl groups of the sizzling 1960s comes from co-creators David Wolfe and Julie Allen Matthews. Dress a trio of dolls in a fun wardrobe of glamorous gowns, trendy separates and great big wigs. This exciting collection spotlights cool trends of the '60s including the flower power of roses in bloom, sunny sparkles, rainbow tiers, many mini...
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Victorian Sports Paper Dolls

Victorian Sports Paper Dolls

When we think of ladies of the Victorian era, our first thought doesn't go to sports. Yet women of the 19th century found many ways to be active despite the restrictive clothing of the day. Full skirts were typically worn for riding, skating, croquet, golf, tennis, hiking, fencing and archery. Bloomers aided in activities such as cycling, gymnastics and swimming. Toward the end of the 20th century, women...
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Japonica - West Meets East in Beautiful Victorian Fashions

Japonica - West Meets East in Beautiful Victorian Fashions

Inspired by the Japanese Butterfly, Luehdorfia Japonica, artist Andrea Helen Smith depicts the European influence on Japan during the Victorian era. Andrea created a beautiful wardrobe of bustled gowns and kimonos in the color palette of the butterfly—shades of blue yellow, rust, cream and pops of red. Accessories and props represent traditions of both cultures, such as Earl Grey tea, lemon macarons and croquet of...
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Windsor Brides Paper Dolls

Windsor Brides Paper Dolls

Here come the royal brides, all from the House of Windsor—Elizabeth The Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret; Anne, Princess Royal; Princess Diana; Sophie Rhys-Jones; Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. An exquisite collection meticulously illustrated by Norma Lu Meehan. Includes a lovely essay by fashion historian Cornelia Powell. A gem for paper doll collectors, fashion buffs and Anglophiles!
$13.95

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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...
$14.00

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Cutting Edge Couture Paper Dolls by Norma Lu Meehan

Cutting Edge Couture Paper Dolls by Norma Lu Meehan

Fashion is an art constantly reinventing itself, as is beautifully shown in Norma Lu Meehan’s dazzling paper doll book, "Cutting Edge Couture." From Dior’s exquisite ball gowns to Iris van Herpen’s 3D printed dresses, the featured designers each reshaped the world of fashion in their own ways. Known for her exquisite rendering of historic fashion, it’s exciting to see Norma Lu’s extraordinary...
$14.95

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Little Ladies of Fashion Paper Dolls

Little Ladies of Fashion Paper Dolls

Norma Lu Meehan, the talented paper doll artist whose specialty is historic costume has created a unique book commemorating a collection of antique-like fashion dolls. The dolls were designed and executed by John Burbidge, head bridal designer for Priscilla of Boston. He calls his exquisite little ladies “Les Petites Dames de Mode.” They are housed in the Ventfort Hall Musuem in Lenox, MA. This new double-sized...
$17.50

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