My Enchantresses are appearing in an article in the Spring issue of Art Doll Quarterly Magazine. I used my artist papers as backdrops and so enjoyed putting these little ladies together.
There is an article about the Theatre de la Mode doll sized mannequins in this issue. The original garments, hand sewn, hand beaded and hand embellished garments were inspired by the top designers of Parisian haute couture houses in the late 1930's and early 40's.
I can just imagine the detail and beauty the original mannequins wardrobe must have. I hope I can make the exhibit up in Maryhill Museuum in Washington sometime to see them in person. I still have some of my original Barbie doll clothes and I love the details that went into those original clothes. Real silks and cottons, authentic tiny pearl buttons and the tiniest zippers. Their hair is a little on the dry side after all these years, but the workmanship in their wardrobe is still apparent.