How do collectors choose dolls for their collections? They can be dolls of a certain master or puppet company. Some collectors prefer porcelain beauties from the past Victorian century or plastic dolls from our century.
Perhaps the preference in the collection is determined from the very first doll and the collector seeks to find such dolls. They remind him of his childhood or one of the stories told by his grandmother.
The size of the dolls may also be an idea for a collection. If there isn’t much room for exposition in the house, and the desire to have many miniature dolls, the size is of great importance. And perhaps the idea of the collection can be the beauty of doll faces.
But there are collectors for whom collecting dolls are part of the profession. I am such a collector. It is very important to have as many different dolls in the collection as possible when creating doll clothes. In a previous article, I wrote about vintage German Plasticbaby dolls.
At the beginning of the 60s, there was a sharp change in traditions in fashion. The city of style and new trends was London with its rebellion, avant-garde, and youth. Luxury and tenderness have replaced minimalism and boldness. It became quite obvious that a young and active person should look different.
Fashion features of the ’60s
The fashion of the 60s gave a lot of non-standard and fresh ideas. Among designers and fashion designers, the term “youth fashion” appeared for the first time. Bright, juicy shades, lush skirts became relevant thanks to Brigitte Bardot, Twiggy, Catherine Deneuve. Their new images completely destroyed the old ones. New style icons appeared in the world community.
At that time, non-standard dresses in the style of the 60s, which destroyed many stereotypes. There was a length of mini, carrying a charge of light sexuality, and the sensuality was emphasized very skillfully.
In 1962, Mary Quantum, an Englishwoman who kept a fashion shop in London, offered the world’s elite a mini length of the dress. Then the world went mad and all the women of the world started wearing minis.
Dress shapes and styles
Dresses in the style of the 60-s is a trapezoidal shape, straight style, no overloaded decor, and accessories. The image of a teenage girl was popular. A symbol of the style of the sixties was a fashion legend – the famous “twiggy girl” with a pseudonym Twiggy. At that point, thinness had become fashionable.
Fancy dresses from the sixties
Models of dresses were quite simple and they was compensated by bright shades and interesting details. In fashion at the time, the colors were juicy: yellow, crimson, blue, bright orange, scarlet. Fashion designers created truly original decor, combined volumetric prints, large elements, black and white and complex images.
I decided to embody the fashion trends of the 1960s in a new collection of silk dresses for Lady Heidi Ott. Miniature Lady doll from dollhouse by Heidi Ott is a wonderful model to demonstrate fashion dresses.