Fashion dolls flaunted the best in clothing designs, and this book explores the flashiest era. Barbie*r, Chrissy, and Dawn-size dolls were outfitted with colorful haute couture creations hot off the runways of Paris, from the last vestiges of the "mod" scene to the early '80s "new wave" gear. Toy manufacturers mimicked the day's top dseigners to create outrageous, fun outfits. Shown in pristine condition, in unopened original packaging, this book is a gem for collectors and designers alike. More than 400 outfits are shown, many for the first time in any book. Each is stunningly photographed, and includes current market values for collectors.
Carmen Varricchio had the good fortune to begin his career in the New York fashion industry sketching for some of the world's best designers. He has sadly been amassing dolls and doll clothes for more than 25 years, and has no logical explanation for what one fellow enthusiast has rightly called the absurdity of doll collecting.