Inspirational (and historically clothed) dolls

These fabulous 24″ dolls are at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They have a compelling story, which you can read about here, on the Diary of a Mantua Maker’s blog. As noted, they are not entirely historically accurate, but they are beautiful, nonetheless. The details are exquisite! Here are some of my favorites: I encourage you to go to read and see more by clicking on the above link!

1884: Nina Ricci

1867: Jacques Fath

1828: Henriette Beaujeu

1774: Jean Desses

1733: Jean Bader






About quinnmburgess

Quinn M. Burgess creates reproduction and costume historic clothing. Her inspiration has a strong foundation in history: historic dress, social history, and material history. With the addition of clothing construction knowledge, her passions converge in an imaginative world of creative history that she loves to share with others.
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2 Responses to Inspirational (and historically clothed) dolls

  1. Rowenna says:

    Just one problem–I want the clothes in my size 🙂

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