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This full-color volume showcases more than 150 contemporary bride dolls created by 60 international artists and manufacturers. Supplementing them are wedding photos of real-life brides, whose ensembles are mirrored by the dolls. The text explains bridal traditions as well as the inspirations behind the dolls.
A treasury of wedding day visions from contemporary artists and manufacturers, this beautiful volume is the first to celebrate the bride doll.
A decorative object coveted not only for its beauty, but for its significance as a symbol of a beloved worldwide tradition, the bride doll has served as an cherished wedding day memento for hundreds of years. Here Come the Bride Dolls exhibits more than 150 contemporary breathtaking dolls garbed in authentic wedding styles throughout history.
The collection features the best-known and most popular wedding dolls, including examples inspired by famous brides such as Princess Diana, Princess Grace and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as well as the trend-setting Barbie and Gene as brides.
Highlighting the book are sixteen brand-new exclusives made especially for debut in these pages by a select group of international dollmakers such as:
- Robert Tonner,
- Helen Kish,
- Wendy Lawton,
- Edna Dali,
- Crees and Coe
- ... and the Alexander Doll Company.
Researched extensively by recognized doll author Louise Fecher, Here Come the Bride Dolls includes interviews with celebrated dollmakers and famous designers such as Bob Mackie. The book is enhanced by wedding photographs of real-life bridal parties, whose ensembles are mirrored by the dolls pictured.
From medieval maidens and Victorian belles to literary ladies and ethnic beauties, these stunning creations reflect the beloved traditions of marriage ceremonies around the world and the timeless appeal of the bride.
A comprehensive compilation of the most spectacular bridal dolls produced during the past decade, Here Come the Bride Dolls is a unique trousseau for the collector and for brides of the past, present and future.