Paper Girls – Past and Present

Recently I started a new board on pinterest dedicated to the fabulous Ziegfeld girls. The inspiration behind my inspiration board came from stumbling across a website dedicated to a collection of vintage paper doll books. One of them was Paper Dolls from Ziegfeld Girl printed in 1941. Owners of the book could dress the ensemble cast of the M.G.M Picture of the same name, which included Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr.

The little girl inside me couldn’t resist showing off this gem of a find. There are more vintage paper doll books, like “Sixteen”: 2 date gals and their clothes from the personal collection of Teri Pettit, which you can see by clicking here.

Dress Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, and Jimmy Stewart

Some time after finding these I came across an article from NYLON magazine. Earlier this year the mag reported about paper dolls of celebrities, like Kate Moss and Beyonce, made by artist Mel Simone Elliot. Why I keep finding stuff about paper dolls I don’t know, but this much I do know, I think they are just adorable.

Beyonce or Sasha Fierce?

Kate Moss

Adele

Jourdan Dunn (in Louis Vuitton) and Jessica Stam (in Balenciaga)

I fancy Erin’s cardi! Erin Wasson (in Christopher Kane) and Gemma Ward (in Givenchy)

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