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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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Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

Tom Tierney turns back the clock to World War II when women took over the nation's workforce and made history. This book of vintage fashions honors Rosie and her female co-workers with three paper dolls and 26 authentic outfits of the 1940s including work clothes, casual dresses, smart suits, evening gowns and a war-time wedding dress. Included is a story about Rosie the Riveter plus fashion notes. A wonderful...
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Stopover Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

Stopover Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

Come fly with Tom Tierney's "Stopover" Paper Dolls! The latest paper doll book from famed artist Tom Tierney turns back the calendar to a time when jet set travel was shrinking the globe and careers in the air were the epitome of glamour. A trio of paper doll friends get their wings (and smart uniforms) as stewardesses and a pilot. Then they take off for 8 pages of whirlwind travels with stopovers in New York,...
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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 Pink Wedding

The Pink Wedding

The bride, maid of honor, bridesmaid and flower girl are all pretty in pink for the happy wedding day in this lovely paper doll book. Originally produced by Merrill, Co. Publishers in 1952, this authorized reproduction includes a complete wardrobe for the Bride, Groom, maid of honor, bridesmaid and flower girl. In addition to the pink gowns for the bridal party (black tie and tails for the groom), there are clothes...
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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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