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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.

The following Portrait dolls used the Cissy head and body, but instead of being called Cissy, were sold under the names listed.

#2071 – 1955 – Scarlett
Soft white cotton gown with square neckline, lace and red ribbon trim. B&W in #3

#? – 1961 – Godey
Pale lavender satin or pink taffeta gown with two rows of matching narrow braid trim near hemline, flowers at waist; darker lavender jacket with trim to match gown, elaborate trim & fringe at cuffs; lavender straw hat with flowers, tied with blue or lavender tulle; full slip; lavender heels; iridescent earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2, #6 and #7

#2230 – 1961 – Queen Elizabeth
Gold brocade gown; sash of the garter and jewels; long white fingerless gloves; tiara; jeweled earrings, solitaire ring and bracelets. Color in #8. Also with three piece brocade, short coat costume, pill box hat of tulle.

#2235 – 1961 – Melanie

Deep blue satin sleeveless gown with v-neck; white lace long jacket; cameo necklace. Color in #2 and #8

#2240 – 1961 – Scarlett O’Hara
Blue taffeta gown with black braid trim; matching coat & bonnet; crinoline petticoat; lace mitts; velvet reticule; cameo necklace; rhinestone earrings; tiny watch pin. Color in #2 and #8

#2245 – 1961 – Lissy
Mauve pink organdy sleeveless gown with overskirt of matching accordian-pleated tulle in three tiers, trimmed with gold sequins, flowers at waist; taffeta full hoop slip with six-inch tulle ruffle at hem; pink taffeta panties; stockings; silver sandals. Color in #2 and #8

#? – 1961 – Melanie?
Red moire taffeta long-sleeved gown with black braid trim; black feather boa; black straw hat with flowers; solitaire ring. Color in #7 and #8

Renoir Cissy by Madame Alexander #2250 – 1961 – Renoir
Yellow satin gown with full skirt; matching jacket with black sequin trim; black sequin handbag; large floral headpiece with black veil; full net petticoat; white taffeta panties; black sandals; cameo earrings & necklace; diamond ring.
Godey Cissy by Madame Alexander Godey Cissy by Madame Alexander

#2260 – 1962 – Godey
Gown with white organdy bodice trimmed with lace and rhinestones, bright orange skirt with pleated ruffles; orange velvet short jacket with elbow-length sleeves trimmed with white lace; natural straw hat with flowers, pink veil pulled to the back and tied with a bow and streamers; jeweled earrings, ring; amethyst & rhinestone wrist pendant on
long chain.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller lamoretti.

#2180 – 1962 – Queen Elizabeth II
Gold brocade gown; red & blue sash of the order of Bath; single loop tiara with one double loop in center front, three large stones; long crinoline slip; taffeta panties; gold slippers; long white fingerless gloves; two rhinestone bracelets; earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #2

#? – 1961-62 – Scarlett
White organdy gown with v-neck and elbow length sleeves trimmed in lace, three tiered skirt, dark green satin ribbon trimming neckline and skirt tiers, cameo brooch; large white hat with flowers; pearl drop earrings; ring.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

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 1997-2008 by Zendelle Bouchard



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See also: Main Cissy pageRoyalty & Wedding outfitsFull-length Evening GownsShort Gowns & Ankle-length DressesOne piece DressesSeparatesSleepwear & UnderwearOuterwear & Accessory Packs

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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Color Choice Available

#2121 (Year?) Blue, pink or lavender satin sheath dress with high collar, flowers at neckline; matching detachable full overskirt; open-crown nylon net hat with three tiered ruffles, trimmed with flowers and satin ribbon; silver & rhinestone bracelet; small silver handbag; silver sandals.
Photo copyright Stephen Lamoretti.

#2017 (1956) Teal blue, aqua or red taffeta dropped waist dress; cancan petticoat; black velvet bolero; black velvet hat with flowers and veil; rhinestone bracelet; purse; nylon stockings; high heeled sandals. Color in #2, #7 and #8. Also available as same pattern with dress and bolero in deep green taffeta, with green elastic-strap heels.

#2020 (1956) V-necked, short sleeved satin dress in various colors, often shades of golden yellow; matching swing coat; tulle hat; pearl or beaded necklace; stockings; sandals; purse.
Cissy #2021 by Madame Alexander #2021 (1956) V-necked, short sleeved satin dress and matching swing coat in two tone color combination (often seen as aqua dress with ivory coat); large bow tie; nylon stockings; high heeled strap sandals. Color in #3 and #6
#2140 (1957) Navy or medium blue or pale lavender taffeta dress with dropped waist, v-neck; short cape tacked under the arms to give a bolero effect.
Photo of blue outfit courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#2118 (1959) 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.

Multicolor Print

#2018? (1956) White voile dress printed with tiny flowers in pink, rose & green; velvet belt; rose velveteen (?) coat with rounded collar, three buttons; natural straw hat trimmed with flowers and red satin ribbon; rick-rack trimmed slip; nylon panties; stockings; sandals. Color in #2

Pink

#? (1955) White cotton dress with dark pink floral print, organdy puff sleeves, rhinestones on bodice, burgundy velvet bow at waistline; can-can petticoat; white lace lingerie; red heels; burgundy velvet collarless long-sleeved coat. Color in #6

Gold

#2096 (1956) Gold satin dress; matching opera coat with large cuffs, white taffeta lining, black tulle scarf with metallic gold dots; gold elastic-strap sandals. Color in #5

Blue

#2084 (1955) Navy taffeta dress with dropped waist, very full skirt, tiny sleeves and low neckline; matching short jacket; blue straw hat with cornflower blue trim, field flowers and veil; open toe shoes; stockings.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#2141 (1957) Navy taffeta dress with shoulder cape of pleated white organdy; white gloves; white straw hat trimmed with white flowers; watch, circled with jewels, & matching bracelet; pearl drop earrings; long white fingerless gloves. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2146 (1957) Navy taffeta dress with gathered bustline, tiny cap sleeves; white organdy stole trimmed with pink rosebuds; white tulle and nylon net hat trimmed with flowers OR navy straw hat with pink roses and chiffon band; pearl necklace & earrings. Color in #2 and #6

#2120 (1959) 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.

Purple

#2143 (1957) Lavender taffeta knee length dress, rosette at neckline and on skirt; matching short-sleeved bolero; full cancan slip; flower trimmed straw hat; purse; matching bracelet & ring; pearl necklace and earrings; panties; stockings; sling-back shoes. Matching Cissette outfit. Color in #2 and #7

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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See also: Main Cissy pageFull-length Evening GownsShort Gowns & Ankle-length DressesOne piece DressesDresses with Jackets, Capes or CoatsSeparatesSleepwear & UnderwearOuterwear & Accessory Packs

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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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