Items (Gray, Ruth Lewelling) (H)
Harriett has a German bisque head with black hair and brown eyes. She is wearing a cream-colored lace over old blue taffeta with a hobble skirt. Around the Empire waistline is a girdle of brilliants. Pink flowers and green leaves decorate the neckline. She also wears a taffeta headband with a pink flower in her hair. With this, she wears purple shoes. No notes on hat. In 1910, Poiret devised a rather exotic evening outfit that included an overtunic which was shaped like a lampshade and fell to the just below the knee. This was worn over a skirt that swathed around the legs. The...
Helen has a German bisque head with brown hair and brown eyes. She is wearing a brown satin ruffled skirt with a fur-trimmed jacket bodice. The notes say that she is wearing a short fur-trimmed cape, but in the photograph that certainly doesn't look like a cape. In addition to fur, her jacket has gold and brown braid at the waist. She wears a belt of gold velvet with a bow in back with long streamers. Her figure echoes the era's ideal woman's shape, a sort of Art Nouveau s-shape. Designer Cecil Beaton later remembered turn-of-the-century women as being: . . . laced...
Henriette has an Armand Marseille bisque head with a yak hair wig (see earlier dolls for information on yak hair wigs) and brown eyes. Wigs are still elaborate as we see with Henriette's wig in bouffant curls tumbling onto her shoulders. Her dress is copied from one in a Gainsborough painting of the period. Panniers had disappeared from the typical dress by this time (though they were still worn for very formal social occasions) as we see in Henriette's green moir and satin gown. Plain full-length fitted sleeves are also first introduced during this period. Skirts are closed, simply and unadorned, with their fullness increased at the...
Manufactured by: Armand Marseilles