The decade following World War II saw lifestyles and fashion take on a relaxed note—with blue jeans, sleeveless blouses, full skirts, and Bermuda shorts among the popular choices of apparel. Even on more formal occasions, a casual elegance was apparent: in women's sack chemises and dresses featuring large floral prints and in men's "wash-and-wear" suits, corduroy jackets, and slacks. Artist Tom Tierney captures the spirit of the fifties with this carefully researched, accurately detailed paper doll collection. Ten dolls depict three generations of a family—an elderly couple, their daughter and son-in-law, and six grandchildren. An eleventh figure is shown in a bridegroom's formal attire.
The family's wardrobe includes 31 costumes—ranging from beach wear and comfortable lounging outfits to dress suits for men and women and elegant formal attire for a family wedding. Outfits for the children generally follow adult styles, while a hula hoop and Davy Crockett coonskin hat typify amusements and fads of the period.
|Series:||Dover Paper Dolls Series|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 12.22(h) x 0.22(d)|
|Age Range:||8 Years|
About the Author
One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.