fashion dolls

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When few months ago I published on my blog this scan with photos of Belle Epoque fashion dolls, I knew nothing about them, but Corinne helped me to find some information. These fashion dolls (poupées élégantes) seem to be very popular in France circa 1900/1914. They were made from wax and generally were Barbie size.

Here is an article about fashion dolls, in French, from “Femina” magazine, December 1912: page 1    page 2 (unfortunately the scan is in b/w though pictures should be in colour)

The most known dolls of this kind seem to be dolls made by Lafitte Désirat, but I’ve found also photos of dolls made by Maison Rouzaud (scan from “Comoedia Illustré”):

dolls rouzaud

(On this page you can also see an excellent sac de théatre by Louis Vuitton 🙂

And one more photo of dolls from a Spanish magazine (“La Moda Elegante”, 1911):

La Moda elegante 30-5-1911 dolls

Metropolitan museum has a collection of Lafitte Désirat fashion dolls (many thanks to Corinne for links!)

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