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Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.
For sleepwear, outerwear, underwear and accessory paks, please see the listing by style and color.

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Royalty

White
_2099 (3K) _2099a (3K) #2099 – 1955 – White brocade gown with blue garter sash and star; taffeta hoop petticoat; silver tiara, earrings and bracelets of rhinestones & rubies; long white fingerless gloves. Color in #2 and #7.

#2042 – same as #2099 – 1955

Gold Lace

#? – 1957 – Gown with sheer overskirt with gold thread filigree in a large floral pattern, gold lame half bodice & sleeves; gold lame fingerless gloves; unusual crown. Color in #2

Gold Brocade
#2171 – 1957 – Gold brocade gown with blue sash of the garter and star; gold tiara with jewels; jeweled earrings and bracelets; pearl necklace; long white fingerless gloves; stockings; gold sandals.
Photos courtesy of eBay sellers luving_dolls and your-favorite-doll.

#2281 – 1958 – Gold brocade gown with ruffles for sleeves; blue ribbon sash; large gold tiara with jewels; long white fingerless gloves; pearl necklace; bracelet; ring. Color in #2

Wedding

White Bridal Gowns
#2101 – 1955 – White brocade princess-cut bridal gown decorated with rhinestones and pearls, with cap sleeves; white nylon tulle veil with coronet decorated with flowers, pearls and rhinestones; bridal muff of tulle with flowers; pearl necklace.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#2040 – 1956 – Bridal gown with finely pleated tulle skirt over taffeta, lace bodice, satin sash pulled through loops of pearls; pearl necklace; Medici cap of tulle fastened on either side with flowers, with chapel length veil; bouquet; solitaire ring. Coordinates with bridesmaid’s gown #2030. Color in #2, #7 and #8.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#2170 – 1957 -Nylon tulle bridal gown has satin bodice with lace braid applique; double train of white satin; chapel length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet; long white fingerless gloves; pearl necklace & earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2, #7 and #8. Note: this stock number was also used in 1959 and 1962 for totally different wedding gowns.

#2280 – 1958 – Tulle bridal gown embroidered with bridal wreath pattern; full length veil of tulle attached with coronet of flowers; bouquet; pearl necklace; earrings and bracelet; solitaire ring. Color in #2 and #7

#2170 – 1959 – Nylon tulle bridal gown with two underskirts, bodice trimmed with vertical rows of lace, sheer puffy sleeves with lace edging; wide satin belt ties in back with streamers to the floor; floor length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet with long streamers; double pearl necklace; pearl earrings; ring. Color in #2 and #7. Note: this stock number was also used in 1962 for a totally different wedding gown.

#? – 1960 – White satin bridal gown has long sleeves, lace trim at neckline sprinkled with beads and sequins, pleated tulle underskirt peeks out below scalloped hemline; full length veil attached to coronet of flowers; pearl necklace and earrings; ring; bouquet of white blossoms. Matching Elise outfit. Color in #7

Beige Wedding Gown

#2170 – 1962 – Beige lace bridal gown with sweetheart neckline, long sleeves, scalloped hem over white pleated tulle underskirt; floor-length veil with crown of flowers; full crinoline petticoat; bouquet; nylon panties; stockings; silver slippers; pearl bracelet; necklace; earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2 and #8. Note: this stock number was also used in 1959 for a totally different wedding gown.

Blue Bridesmaid’s Gown

#2030 – 1956 – Pale blue long-waisted bridesmaid’s gown has pleated nylon tulle over taffeta skirt, silver threaded net over taffeta bodice, tiny rhinestones at the corner of each cap sleeve; narrow tulle hat with sprig of flowers at each side of head; bouquet; pearl necklace; blue sapphire ring; silver sling-back pumps. Coordinates with bridal gown #2040. Color in #2, #7 and #8

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965″ by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

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Lovely vintage Cissy doll. Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Cissy, released in 1955, was the first of the modern fashion dolls. What set Cissy apart as something new and different was her mature figure with high-heeled feet. She was an expensive doll at the time, and today a dressed doll in mint condition commands a very high price.
Cissy was the most prominent doll in Alexander’s catalog from 1955 through 1959. In 1960, however, she took a back seat to the new “Playpal” type dolls, and was missing from the catalog altogether, although she was still available and was also being advertised under other names.
Cissy has been reissued in recent years in many glamorous outfits.

Body Construction
Cissy began her life as a 20″ doll, but starting in 1958 was described as being 21″ tall. She is made of hard plastic with vinyl arms, and is jointed at neck, hips, waist, shoulders, elbows and knees. Some of the later dolls were issued with one-piece (non-jointed) arms. Her hair colors include blonde, ash blonde, brunette or redhead, and her hair is styled into elegantly coiffured wigs. She has blue sleep eyes with painted lashes and feathered eyebrows. Many Cissys have a walking mechanism, but not all.

Basic Cissy doll by Alexander. Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Markings
Cissy is marked “Alexander” on the back of her head. Some dolls are also marked “Mme Alexander” on their bodies.

Clothing
Cissy was available as a basic doll, sold in underwear and mules, or as a dressed doll in a variety of evening wear, bridal gowns, afternoon and day dresses, and casual outfits. Her wardrobe was nothing short of stunning, made with the highest quality materials and the best craftsmanship available. Most of her clothes bore “Cissy” tags, but many were untagged. For a detailed list of her clothing, with many photos, see the links below.

Packaging
Cissy was sold in the typical Alexander blue box.

Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

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19551956195719581959Year Unknown

Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.
For sleepwear, outerwear, underwear and accessory paks, please see the listing by style and color.

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1960:


#2310 – Yellow organdy sleeveless dress printed with small white flowers, rhinestones and lace trim the bodice, yellow satin ribbon sash at waist; white cloche hat; pearl earrings; bracelet; white pumps. Color in #2

#2311 – Sleeveless white dress with red polka dots, white lace ruffle at neckline, red satin belt; small red straw hat with white flowers, red veil; panties; stockings; sling-back shoes. Color in #2

#25-164 – Polished cotton dress in pink, green, blue and yellow diamond-shaped floral print has pink organdy puffed sleeves and sash; pink can-can petticoat and panties; sling-back sandals with jewels; may have sunglasses with floral accents and gloves. FAO Schwarz exclusive boxed fashion. Color in #6 and #7

Cissy doll by Madame Alexander Polished cotton dress with green background and multicolored floral print has sweetheart neckline, white organdy puffed sleeves and sash. Possibly just a variation of #25-164 (above) and not a unique outfit.

#? – White satin bridal gown has long sleeves, lace trim at neckline sprinkled with beads and sequins, pleated tulle underskirt peeks out below scalloped hemline; full length veil attached to coronet of flowers; pearl necklace and earrings; ring; bouquet of white blossoms. Matching Elise outfit. Color in #7

#22-60 – Sleeveless ankle-length organdy dress in red or other colors, overlaid with nylon tulle dotted swiss, matching attached stole, two white wild roses at waist; taffetta underslip with nylon tulle ruffle at hemline; gloves; nylon stockings; sandals; rhinestone earrings; ring. Boxed fashion. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#? – White knit top with elbow-length sleeves; blue full skirt with large floral print in pink, white and green; pink taffeta belt; beaded necklace; blue straw hat with flowers. Boxed fashion. Color in #7 and #8

1961:

#? – 1961 – Lilac taffeta gown has tulle overskirt and tulle flounce at shoulders, v-neck, large pink roses at shoulders and cascading from waistline; fingerless gloves; ring and earrings; velvet ribbon in hair. Color in #7
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

1962:

#2170 – Beige lace bridal gown with sweetheart neckline, long sleeves, scalloped hem over white pleated tulle underskirt; floor-length veil with crown of flowers; full crinoline petticoat; bouquet; nylon panties; stockings; silver slippers; pearl bracelet; necklace; earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2 and #8. Note: this stock number was also used in 1959 for a totally different wedding gown.

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965″ by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1996-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

Nov 262013
 
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19551956195719581960-62Year Unknown

Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.
For sleepwear, outerwear, underwear and accessory paks, please see the listing by style and color.

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#? – Yellow nylon organdy sleeveless ankle-length dress with overskirt and neckline of matching tulle, cummerbund at waistline trimmed with tiny white flowers and matching flowers at shoulder; yellow taffeta panties; yellow taffeta slip with tulle ruffle at hemline; nylons; gold sandals; gold and pearl necklace; double drop pearl earrings; ring. Matching Cissette outfit. Color in #2 and #7

#? – Striped full skirt; sweater with stand up collar, trim down front and on sleeves. B&W drawing in #4 and #7

#2115 – Emerald green or sapphire blue wool jersey blouse with three quarter sleeves, jeweled pin; gold lace very full street length skirt; belt with large flowers; shoes decorated with jewels and flowers. Color in #7

#2118 – Pale pink or purple taffeta dress; white taffeta coat with large collar, ribbon tie at neck; white fur hat; cancan petticoat; sandals; rhinestone earrings; solitaire ring.

#2120 – Sapphire blue cocktail dress of heavy slipper satin with shoulder straps; matching stole with pin; white fluffy hat of flowers and tulle; tiny purse set with pearls; solitaire ring; earrings; strap sandals. Color in #7 and #8. Not to be confused with #2120 from 1957, a completely different outfit.

#2150 Cissy by Madame Alexander #2150 – Green satin brocade sleeveless ballerina-length dress with gathered bustline, full skirt with unpressed pleats; matching stole fastened at waist with gold pin set with rhinestones & emeralds; gold bracelet with four emeralds; earrings; ring; tiny pale pink (?) hat of net and tulle with roses; full nylon slip with scalloped edge, trimmed with under-ruffle of net; lace-trimmed panties; nylon stockings; green sandals. Color in #2. Very similar to #2026 from 1956.

#2170 – Nylon tulle bridal gown with two underskirts, bodice trimmed with vertical rows of lace, sheer puffy sleeves with lace edging; wide satin belt ties in back with streamers to the floor; floor length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet with long streamers; double pearl necklace; pearl earrings; ring. Color in #2 and #7. Note: this stock number was also used in 1962 for a totally different wedding gown.

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965″ by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

Nov 262013
 
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See also:
19551956195719591960-62Year Unknown

Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.
For sleepwear, outerwear, underwear and accessory paks, please see the listing by style and color.

Click on the thumbnail to view a larger photo.

#? – Very pale lavender sundress with lace trim at straps; parasol (?).

#? – 1958 – Pale blue taffeta dress with elbow-length sleeves, ribbon bow at neckline, pink flowers at waist; matching straw hat trimmed with tulle and flowers. Color in #8

#2026 – Sleeveless damask cocktail gown in ruby red or powder blue with gathered bustline, full gathered skirt; matching wrap caught with a flower; net slip; panties; pearl earrings; short white gloves; shoes. Hat may or may not be original. Very similar to #2150 from 1959.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#2142 – Very pale green organdy dress with lace-trimmed neckline and puffed sleeves, pink sash at waist with pink roses; matching hat.

#2205 – White gabardine slacks with side trim; white halter top; blue blazer with embroidered crest, brass buttons; white hat; navy blue strap sandals. Matching Cissette & Elise outfits. Color in #4

#2210 – Black or navy blue polished cotton dress with white polka dots, short sleeves with white cuffs; white braid hat tied with dotted swiss; plastic purse with flower; sandals. B&W in #4, Color in #7

#2211 – Red or navy blue polished cotton dress, short sleeves with white cuffs; white straw hat with tie of white dotted swiss tulle; full cancan slip; panties; nylon stockings; matching elastic-strap shoes; bracelet; ring. Color in #2
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#2212 – Black jersey top with three quarter sleeves; red or blue print cotton full skirt; gold contour belt; cancan slip; nylon panties; nylon stockings; black sandals; solitaire ring.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Cissy #2213 by Madame Alexander #2213 – Pale blue shirtwaist dress of nylon dotted swiss with lace trim, buttons down bodice, elbow-length sleeves with cuffs; bodice has partial lining of very pale pink taffeta.

#2214 – Bright lavender organdy dress with yellow bow, yellow sash trimmed with flowers; natural straw hat with violets; taffeta panties; cancan slip; nylon stockings; sandals; ring. Color in #2

#2218 – White blouse; burnt orange printed polished cotton skirt; white rabbit fur jacket and matching tam. B&W in #4

#22-C18 – Pink silk taffeta shirtwaist dress with rhinestone buttons, lace trim on bodice, three quarter sleeves with large cuffs; tiny hat with flowers and veil; nylon print slip with scalloped edges; pink taffeta panties; sandals set with rubies; ring. Boxed fashion.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#2222 – A. Blue and white boldly printed cotton dress has dropped waist, elbow length sleeves with lace edging; large blue hat with white flowers; double strand white beaded necklace & matching bracelet; blue sling-back shoes with rhinestones.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
B. Rose and white boldly printed cotton dress, same design as above but with rose satin bow at hip; natural straw hat with red flowers; frilled petticoat; pearl bracelet; pink heels. Color in #6

#2228 – Blue & white checked cotton dress with full skirt, bias cut bodice, lace-trimmed puffed organdy sleeves; black belt. B&W in #4

#2230 – Pink nylon shirtwaist dress printed with white flowers, rhinestone buttons, lots of tiny lace ruffles, three quarter sleeves with cuffs; pink hat trimmed with tulle, velvet ribbon and rosebuds; slip; stockings; gold sandals; solitaire ring; rhinestone earrings. Color in #2.

#2231 – Black velvet sheath with elbow-length sleeves, side drapery, black bead trim at neckline and sleeves; large pale blue picture hat with tulle and flowers; pale blue fingerless gloves; pearl necklace; chatelaine watch; hose; white taffeta panties; rhinestone teardrop earrings; pearl bracelet; black elastic-strap sandals. Color in #7 and #8

#2232 – Cotton print shirtwaist dress with three-quarter sleeves with cuffs; belt; flowered hat tied with tulle; purse; strap sandals. Came in variations of print and color.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#2233 – Wool coat dress, with buttons down the front and three quarter sleeves, lined in taffeta; hat with wide band and buckle (?), veil; purse with flower trim, pearl necklace, jeweled bracelet; ring; strap sandals. B&W in #1

#2235 – Sleeveless cotton dress of pink and blue flowers with green leaves on white background has lace trim at armholes, blue sash at waist, rhinestones on bodice; short white nylon gloves; natural straw hat with blue band, flowers to match dress; rhinestone necklace and earrings. Color in #8

#2242 – Deep blue floral print dress, elbow length sleeves edged with lace; light blue straw hat with large pink rose; stockings; sandals; solitaire ring. Color in #2

#2252 – Pale pink sleeveless calf length satin cocktail dress; bouffant tulle stole with large pink rosebud; pink taffeta & net slip; nylon panties; nylon stockings; silver sling-back shoes; short white gloves; pearl necklace; pearl earrings; May have flowers in hair or clear plastic handbag with corsage. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2254 – Gown of pale lavender satin under dotted swiss, attached matching dotted swiss stole; pink rose corsage bouquet at waist. B&W in #4

#2280 – Tulle bridal gown embroidered with bridal wreath pattern; full length veil of tulle attached with coronet of flowers; bouquet; pearl necklace; earrings and bracelet; solitaire ring. Color in #2 and #7

#2281 – Gold brocade gown with ruffles for sleeves; blue ribbon sash; large gold tiara with jewels; long white fingerless gloves; pearl necklace; bracelet; ring. Color in #2

#2282 – White tulle over satin gown with pink, green & white flocked flowers and rhinestones, gathered bustline; white hat of horsehair brad trimmed with large flowers; long white fingerless gloves; pearl necklace; earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2283 – White silk ball gown with dark pink printed camellias; long velvet cape stole, lined to match dress; flowers in hair with veil; rhinestone pin on bodice; rhinestone necklace, earrings & ring; nylon panties; full hoop underskirt; stockings; red sandals. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2284 – Black evening gown with straps; white (?) stole with flower trim; long black fingerless gloves; rhinestone bracelet. B&W in #3

#2285 – Red taffeta gown with short sleeves, v-neck, flared skirt; sheer red full-length tulle stole with iridescent dots, caught at waistline with rhinestone clasp; pearl necklace; pearl drop earrings; solitaire ring; stockings; silver heels. Color in #2 and #8

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965″ by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard