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





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