Fashion History

Wouldn’t you like to study fashion history and have your very own comprehensive collection of clothes and accessories plus a lot of beautiful friends to act as models? Paper dolls are perfect little mannequins ready to be dressed in fabulous fashions. There are paper doll books devoted to historic, antique and vintage styles as well as contemporary creations. Period pieces from centuries past. Costumes from Hollywood's Golden Age. Tributes to talented designers. Many of the paper dolls have been created by well-known fashion illustrators. These books are designed to delight paper doll collectors and also to provide interactive studies of fashion history.

For a wealth of information about fashion history, visit The Ultimate Fashion History Youtube Channel.
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(image for) Beauty on a Budget
Beauty on a Budget
RKO star Marilyn Maxwell promotes Quadriga Cloth, “the cotton fabric all America knows,” in this marvelous retro paper doll ad from 1948. 1...
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(image for) Belle of the Ball by David Wolfe
Belle of the Ball by David Wolfe
Grand balls hold a special place in history—and fashion history. David Wolfe explores three centuries of gowns and their designers including Worth...
$13.95
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(image for) Betty Bonnet Shops Early
Betty Bonnet Shops Early
After Christmas shopping in her fine fashions, Betty Bonnet comes home to 3 dollies! The Ladies’ Home Journal , December 1917. One 8.5 x 11 inch...
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(image for) Carmen Dell'Orefice by Jim Howard
Carmen Dell'Orefice by Jim Howard
A beautiful paper doll tribute to the legendary model, Carmen Dell'Orefice, by renowned fashion illustrator, Jim Howard. The set includes the salmon...
$15.00
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(image for) Chanel Fashion Review Paper Dolls
Chanel Fashion Review Paper Dolls
Fashion retrospective from 1910 to the 1960s featuring 28 beautifully rendered costumes by the legendary fashion designer.
$11.99
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(image for) Changing Shape of Fashion Paper Dolls by Brenda Sneathen Mattox
Changing Shape of Fashion Paper Dolls by Brenda Sneathen Mattox
From farthingales to empire waistlines to hoopskirts to bustles to hobble skirts to streamlined shifts, the fashion silhouette is ever changing....
$12.95
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(image for) Cinderella Paper Dolls & 17th Century Costumes by Brenda Mattox
Cinderella Paper Dolls & 17th Century Costumes by Brenda Mattox
Expert vintage fashion illustrator, Brenda Sneathen Mattox, brings her favorite storybook to life! She has given this Cinderella paper doll book a...
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(image for) Comics Cuties Fashions for All Seasons Paper Dolls
Comics Cuties Fashions for All Seasons Paper Dolls
This fun book brings back the days of the 1930s and '40s when newspapers would include a paper doll as part of a comic strip. Artist Ted Menten,...
$7.95
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(image for) COUTURE: Alluring Feminine Fashions of the 1930s
COUTURE: Alluring Feminine Fashions of the 1930s
The second paper doll book in a series of Couture fashions by acclaimed artist, Jim Howard, this book turns the spotlight on the 1930s, a decade of...
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(image for) COUTURE: Sublime Fashions of the 1950s Paper Dolls
COUTURE: Sublime Fashions of the 1950s Paper Dolls
The Golden Age of Haute Couture fashion peaked in the 1950s and this paper doll book by renowned illustrator Jim Howard captures the glamour and the...
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(image for) COUTURE: The Extravagance of the 1910s Paper Dolls
COUTURE: The Extravagance of the 1910s Paper Dolls
Step back to the 1910s, a period when women in hobble skirts inched towards comfort, abandoned corsets and donned extravagant creations of silk,...
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(image for) COUTURE: The Many Faces of the 1920s
COUTURE: The Many Faces of the 1920s
Famed fashion illustrator turned paper doll artist, Jim Howard, continues his series of high fashion paper doll books that define style, decade by...
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