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This ball gown was included in Elise’s 1960 gift set from FAO Schwarz. Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls.

1960 FAO Schwarz Giftset
This giftset came with a blonde Elise doll and red metal trunk. The following tagged outfits were all included:

  • Cornflower blue ball gown (#1730) of pleated nylon tulle with gathered attached stole, rosebud accents; coronet of flowers; rhinestone earrings; necklace.
  • Pale pink gown of dotted tulle with puffed sleeved and ribbon sash. This appears to be very similar to the bridesmaid’s gown of 1957, but the neckline is rounded instead of square and it also includes a white straw hat with ties of the dotted tulle.
  • Pale pink taffeta full-length evening coat.
  • Red blouse with three-quarter sleeves; white slacks with red piping. The slacks are the same as the ones included with the “Yacht Club” outfit of 1958.
  • Pale pink nightie with lace trim at armholes, neckline and hem; blue satin bow at waist.
  • Long-sleeve white robe with blue flowered print, lace trim, blue ribbon at neck.
  • Undies, shoes and accessories

Note: B&W photos of the catalog illustrations for the following giftsets can be found in “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls, second series” by Patricia R. Smith

“Elise on Tour” was an FAO Schwarz exclusive in 1958. Included blue formal with under-skirt and hooped petticoat, silver heels, stockings, jewelry and bag; pink ballerina outfit with nylon tulle tutu skirt and satin bodice, trimmed with pink flowers; dotton nylon dress with petticoat, panties and low-heeled shoes; pink crepe nightie. The catalog illustration also shows a pants outfit. Came with Elise doll in an 18″ trunk.

“Lady Elise Trousseau” was offered by FAO Schwarz in 1961. It included a blue net gown trimmed with rosebuds over a double nylon taffeta crinoline; taffeta evening cloak; pink polished cotton street-length dress; taffeta slip and panties; double-skirted nylon nightgown with flowered taffeta robe; handbag; shoes; stockings; mirror, comb and brush. Came with Elise doll in an 18″ trunk.

“Elise on Vacation” was an FAO Schwarz exclusive for 1964. It included a blue lace-trimmed organdy gown; blue taffeta cocktail dress; red gabardine suit; riding habit with boots and hat; pink tulle ballerina costume with slippers; extra undies; lace-trimmed tricot nightie; evening bag; masquerade mask; shoes; stockings; vanity set. This set came with an Elise doll in a 20″ trunk.



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While Madame Alexander’s vintage Elise doll is most commonly found as a bride or ballerina, she has many dresses, skirts and pants outfits too, with wonderful details. There are matching Cissy and Cissette outfits for several of these ensembles.
Please note: Alexander used the same stock numbers repeatedly. 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.

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Day Dresses

Year? – #? – Red polished cotton dress with fitted bodice, full gathered skirt, short sleeves, white collar and cuffs, three white buttons on bodice; white hat with red ribbon trim and streamers.

Year? – #? – Light blue taffeta dress with diamond-shaped rhinestone brooch; matching long-sleeved bolero jacket; blue organdy hat with pink flower and net veil; clover-shaped earrings; flocked(?) petticoat; white taffeta panties. May be the same as #1643 from 1957.

#1610 – 1957 – Pink and white taffeta gingham dress has a fitted bodice, full gathered skirt, white nylon organdy puffed sleeves with lace trim, peter pan collar; white straw hat with pink field flowers; white lace slip with scalloped hemline; white taffeta panties; stockings; pink high-heeled sandals. Color in #2

#1632 – 1957 – Dark brown jumper has a flared skirt with inverted pleat at front; soft pink crepe blouse with bow at neckline, three quarter sleeves; brown straw hat; charm bracelet; elastic strap sandals. Color in #2

#1636 – 1957 – Purple taffeta dress; two-tone purple bow tie; white coat; white furry hat; purple elastic-strap heels. B&W in #4

#1640 – 1957 – Pink taffeta dress; chocolate brown velvet coat with pink taffeta lining and bow at neck; brown hat trimmed with pink roses. B&W in #1

#1643 – 1957 – Blue sleeveless taffeta dress with pink flowers at waist; matching bolero jacket; pink flowers in hair; black elastic-strap heels. B&W in #4

#1710 – 1958 – Dark polished cotton dress with white polka dots, short puffed sleeves with white cuffs, full skirt; straw hat with dotted tulle veil. B&W in #1

#1718 – 1958 – Pink shadow printed nylon shirtwaist dress has horizontal rows of lace trim on bodice, three-quarter sleeves with cuffs trimmed with lace; straw hat trimmed with tulle and roses. Matches Cissy outfit #2230. Color in #12

#1732 – 1958 – Cotton shirtwaist dress with three-quarter sleeves with cuffs, came in variations of print and color; belt; purple straw hat with flowers has tulle streamers to tie under neck; purse with flowers; earrings and ring. Matching Cissy outfit was made. Color in #12 (butterfly print)

#17-18 – 1959 – Moire shirtwaist dress with pointed collar and cuffs. Sold extra. Matches Cissy outfit #22-18. B&W in #1

#1815 – 1959 – Sheer nylon dress of pale pink with flowers has puffed sleeves and full skirt; darker pink velvet ribbon at waistline; pink straw hat with flowers and veil; pearl necklace & earrings; ring; nylon taffeta slip; panties; stockings; gold elastic-strap sandals.

#? – 1960 – Blue on white/white on blue polka dotted cotton dres with sash at waist, open puffed sleeves; white straw hat with flowers; high-heeled elastic-strap sandals. B&W in #4

#18-8 – 1961 – Sleeveless polished cotton dress with fitted bodice, full skirt, wide lace trim at hem. Sold extra.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#18-9 – 1961 – Sleeveless dress with wide ruffle at neckline, full skirt, sash that ties in back. Sold extra. B&W in #4

#18-10 – 1961 – Shirtwaist dress with pointed collar, elbow-length sleeves, pockets, cuffs and yoke of Swiss embroidery. Sold extra. B&W in #1

#? – 1962 – Teal blue and white checked shirtwaist dress with lace trim on bodice, white collar, white cuffs on three-quarter length sleeves; long-sleeved blue coat with collar, cuffs, covered buttons; matching hat with flowers and feathers trim; can-can slip; panties; nylon stockings; high heeled sandals; pearl earrings. Color in #2

#? – Year? – Yellow dotted swiss shirtwaist dress with lace trim on bodice, collar and cuffs; blue wool coat with yellow taffeta lining; blue straw hat with yellow veil.

#? – Year? – Red v-neck polished cotton jumper; white dotted swiss blouse with peter pan collar, puffed sleeves, 3 buttons on front for decoration.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

Separates

Year? – #? Red skirt of unpressed pleats with gold elastic waistband; white sweater with red and blue horizontal stripes, three-quarter sleeves, red bow at neck. Color in #6

Year? – #? – Pink and white striped cotton blouse with elbow-length sleeves, lace ruffles down front; matching culottes; matching long pleated skirt. B&W in #4

Year? – #16-45 – Short sleeve light-colored blouse with darker trim on cuffs, buttons down front; matching shorts; matching button-front skirt. Sold extra. B&W in #4

#? – 1957 – Velveteen pants; white long-sleeved blouse with lace ruffles down front; wide sash ties around waist. B&W in #3

#? – 1958 – Aqua blue slacks with gold elastic waistband; Red midriff top; long white jacket with elbow-length sleeves, mandarin collar. Matching Cissy and Cissette outfits available.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#1720 – 1958 – Navy blue blazer with “yacht club” insignia, three brass buttons; white halter top; white slacks with navy or red piping; navy or red elastic-strap sandals. Cissy and Cissette had matching outfits.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#16-40 – 1958 – Yellow and white striped swimsuit/playsuit; matching skirt ties around waist; yellow straw hat with green and red ribbon and fruit; low heeled shoes. Sold extra. Matches Cissette #805. B&W in #4

#? – 1959 – Striped skirt and sweater. Sold extra. B&W drawing in #4

#1816 – 1959 – Printed sateen skirt; white lace-trimmed nylon blouse with puffed sleeves; crushed taffeta belt; nylon petticoat; flower-trimmed straw hat; jeweled earrings and pendant; black elastic-strap heels.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#18-20 – 1961 – Pleated skirt and vest of pique; checked cotton blouse with collar and cuffs. Sold extra. B&W in #1

#1705 – 1963 – Checked shirt; matching shorts; wraparound corduroy skirt lined with taffeta; nylon hose; elastic strap high-heeled shoes; earrings.

#1710 – 1963 – Riding outfit of brown and white checked long-sleeved jacket with brown buttons; white blouse; brown jodhpurs with tan patches on inner calves; brown and white boots; cap.
#? – Year? – Royal blue turtleneck sweater; brightly colored geometric print pants.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#? – Year? – Light blue jacket has cuffed sleeves, no collar; matching pleated skirt.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Red pants with gold elastic waistband; sheer white blouse has lots of lace trim. Sold extra.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
Red jacket with 3 buttons; white pants with gold elastic waistband, red piping down outer seams. Sold extra.
Photo 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 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. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  6. “Madame Alexander ‘Little People'” by Marge Biggs
  7. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-65″ by Cynthia Gaskill
  8. “Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s” by Polly and Pam Judd
  9. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  10. “Patricia Smith’s Doll Values, Antique to Modern, Fifth Series”
  11. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1963-1972, Vol. 2″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  12. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey



Copyright 1999-2014 by Zendelle Bouchard.

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Madame Alexander’s Elise is often a bride, occasionally a bridesmaid, but never more beautiful than in one of her elegant evening gowns. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.

Please note: Alexander used the same stock numbers repeatedly, so that is why you will see more than one outfit listed under the same number.
The numbers at the end of the some of the descriptions (e.g “Color in #12″) refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.

#1638 – 1957 – Pale pink bridesmaid’s gown of organdy and dotted nylon net, pink satin sash at waist, short puffed sleeves and square neckline; taffeta slip with nylon tulle ruffle at hemline; silk hose; pearl necklace & bracelet; silver shoes; basket of flowers; flowers in hair.
#1650 – 1957 – Nylon tulle bridal gown with attached stole; chapel length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bridal bouquet; pearl necklace and earrings.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#1715 – 1963 – Pale pink sleeveless gown with lace trimming neckline and armholes, two rows of lace on skirt, sash at waist. Color in #12

#1730 – 1958 – Pale green sleeveless nylon net ankle-length dress trimmed with rosebuds on skirt; wide stole of dotted net; nosegay of roses at shoulder.
#1730 – 1960 – Cornflower blue ball gown with pleated tulle overskirt, gathered attached stole, rosebud accents, hip-level tulle sash; coronet of flowers; rhinestone earrings; necklace.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#1735 – 1960 – White satin long-sleeved bridal gown with wide lace bertha trimmed with sequins and crystal beads, long satin streamers to the floor in back; coronet of flowers with floor-length tulle veil; bridal bouquet; pearl earrings and necklace; solitaire ring. Color in #2 and #12

#1736 – 1958 – Sleeveless ankle-length gown of shadow printed nylon, lace trim at hem and sleeves; satin sash trimmed with roses; large picture hat with roses; pearl necklace; solitaire ring.
#1740 – 1964 – Multi-tiered lace bridal gown with elbow-length puffed sleeves, white satin bow at waist; chapel-length tulle veil attached to coronet of white flowers; bridal bouquet; pearl necklace; solitaire ring; garter.

#1745 – 1963 – Blue or lilac sleeveless gown is entirely made up of rows of lace, rosebud trim on skirt; satin sash ties in back; pearl necklace and double-drop earrings; roses in hair; long white fingerless gloves; matching slip and panties; silver sandals. Color in #2
#1750 – 1958 – Sleeveless bridal gown of sheer tulle embroidered with bridal wreath design, attached tulle stole at shoulders; full-length tulle veil attached to a coronet of white flowers; white floral bouquet with green leaves, white satin streamers; full taffeta underslip; taffeta panties; garter; nylons; silver slippers; pearl necklace, bracelet & earrings; solitaire ring. Matching outfits were made for Cissy and Cissette. Color in #2 and #12

#1750 – 1962 – Bridal gown of nylon tulle with two rows of lace at hem, lace ruffle at neckline, lace trim on elbow-length sleeves; lacy coronet with rhinestone trim and floor-length tulle veil; pink and white bridal bouquet; organdy petticoat; taffeta petticoat; nylon lace panties; stockings; pearl necklace and earrings; solitaire ring. Matches Cissette #755. Color in #2

#1755 – 1963 – Bridal gown of tulle with four rows of narrow lace at hem and on bodice, three-quarter sleeves trimmed with lace; floor-length veil; coronet and bouquet of tiny pink, blue and white flowers; pearl necklace. Color in #5

#17-60 – 1959 – Sleeveless dotted tulle ball gown with ruffles at neckline; corsage of flowers at waist. Sold extra. Matches Cissy outfit #22-60. B&W in #1

#1775 – 1963 – Brocade ball gown; full-length deep pink satin opera coat with bow at neckline; bandeau of white roses in hair; bracelet; rhinestone earrings and ring; evening bag. Color in #8

#1830 – 1959 – Pale blue pleated nylon bridesmaids gown with pleated sleeve treatment, flowers on bodice, velvet ribbon sash; picture hat with flowers; pearl necklace. Color in #12
1961 – Tulle bridesmaid’s gown with tulle ruffle at neckline, large satin sash with accent of flowers; bouquet; picture hat of horsehair braid; jewelry. B&W in #1

#1835 – 1959 – Pale pink or white nylon tulle bridal gown with vertical rows of lace on bodice, large puffed sleeves trimmed with the same lace; full-length matching tulle veil attached to a coronet of flowers; bridal bouquet; pearl necklace & earrings; ring. Matches Cissy outfit #2170 and Cissette outfit.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#1835 – 1961 – Tulle bridal gown with puffed sleeves; floor length tulle veil with flowers; bouquet; pearl necklace and earrings; solitaire ring.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#? – 1963 – Mauve pink gown with full tulle skirt of unpressed pleats, tulle ruffles at sleeves; long white fingerless gloves; wide pink straw hat; rhinestone earrings and bracelet.
#? – Year? – Pale pink nylon gown with rows of white lace forming an apron pattern.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

Year? – #? – Nylon tulle bridal gown with attached stole; pearl necklace and earrings; bridal bouquet; tulle veil attached to cap decorated with pearls; white satin pumps. Color in #2

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 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. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  6. “Madame Alexander ‘Little People'” by Marge Biggs
  7. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-65″ by Cynthia Gaskill
  8. “Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s” by Polly and Pam Judd
  9. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  10. “Patricia Smith’s Doll Values, Antique to Modern, Fifth Series”
  11. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1963-1972, Vol. 2″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  12. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey



Copyright 1999-2014 by Zendelle Bouchard.

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With the exception of the basic chemise which came on a doll, the other outfits on this page were all sold separately. Elise also had some coats which came on a dressed doll as part of a complete outfit. Check the Day Dresses and Formal Wear pages.

Please 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.

Underwear & Sleepwear

#1600 – 1957 – Basic outfit of lace chemise with straps, ribbon flowers at bodice and at legs; nylon hose; mules trimmed with lace and flowers; drop pearl earrings.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#? – 1958 – Pink robe with wide white lace ruffle at neck. Long sleeves gathered at wrists with lace trim.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#? – 1959 – Petticoat and panties. B&W drawing in #4

#17-25 – 1959 – Sleeveless crepe nightgown with lace bodice. Matches Cissy outfit #22-25. B&W in #1

#17-26 – 1959 – Long-sleeved lace negligee. Matches Cissy outfit #22-26. B&W in #1

#18-25 – 1961 – Double-layered nylon nightgown trimmed in lace; lace bed jacket with ribbon ties. B&W in #1

Outerwear & Accessories

In addition to these
#? – 1958 – White faux fur coat with taffeta lining; matching hood and muff.

#? – 1959 – Wool coat and hat in coral or royal blue with flower accents. B&W drawing in #4

#17-1 – 1959 – Elastic-strap sandals, sold extra. B&W in #1

#17-2 – 1959 – Sling-back sandals decorated with lace and flowers. B&W in #1

#17-10 – 1959 – Flower-trimmed straw hat. B&W in #1

#17-50 – 1959 – Orlon coat with pointed collar, cuffs, flower at neckline; matching hat. Matches Cissy outfit #22-50. B&W in #1

#? – Year? – Black and white houndstooth check swing coat with white collar, red bow at neck. Red hat with black velvet ribbon.
Photo 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 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. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  6. “Madame Alexander ‘Little People'” by Marge Biggs
  7. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-65″ by Cynthia Gaskill
  8. “Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s” by Polly and Pam Judd
  9. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  10. “Patricia Smith’s Doll Values, Antique to Modern, Fifth Series”
  11. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1963-1972, Vol. 2″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  12. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey

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Elise’s ballerina outfits can be tricky to identify because most of them are very similar with only small changes from year to year.

Please note: Alexander used the same stock numbers repeatedly. 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.

#1635 – 1957 – Pale or deep pink or blue ballerina tutu with attached nylon tulle skirt, satin bodice decorated with flowers has satin ribbon shoulder straps that tie in back; circlet of flowers in hair; pink tights; satin ballet slippers. Some have skirt sprinkled with sequins.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#1712 – 1958 – Pink ballerina costume; same as #1635 of 1957.

#1725 – 1958 – Pink ballerina tutu has skirt of multiple layers of nylon tulle, attached satin bodice with ruff of pleated tulle around neckline and floral sash; floral headpiece; nylon tights; satin ballet slippers. B&W in #1, color in #7

#1810 – 1959 – Gold Ballerina outfit with attached full gold net skirt, neckline trimmed with sequins; gold sequined tiara; pink tights; gold ballet slippers; gold earrings. Matches Cissette outfit #713. Color in #2 and #12

#1720 – 1960 – Ballerina tutu of shell pink pleated nylon tulle with satin bodice, decorated with rosebuds and rhinestones; shoulders straps are of tulle and there is a tulle sash gathered at the waist; coronet of flowers; nylon tights; ballet slippers. B&W in #1

#1825 – 1961 – Ballerina tutu with multilayered tulle skirt and taffeta bodice trimmed with flowers; shoulder straps are of tulle; coronet of flowers; tights; ballet slippers. B&W in #1

#1740 – 1962 – Tulle ballerina tutu in blue, pink or white has bodice decorated with sequins, attached tulle skirt sprinkled with rosebuds; pink hose; pink ballet slippers; rhinestone earrings. The blue version has gold sequins with a matching sequined headband; white version has white sequins; pink version has pink sequins and a headband of rosebuds. Color (blue version) in #2 and #6

#1720 – 1963 – Pink or Blue ballerina costume of satin bodysuit; separate pleated tulle tutu skirt with tiny pink roses, blue satin ribbon waistband; headband of pink roses; pale pink tights and ballet slippers; tiny rhinestone earrings.
#? – Year? – Blue tutu has satin bodice, gathered tulle around the armholes but not the neckline; pleated tulle skirt; spray of pink rosebuds hangs from waist and pink rosebuds scattered on skirt; tights and ballet slippers. Sold as an extra outfit.
Photo 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 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. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  6. “Madame Alexander ‘Little People'” by Marge Biggs
  7. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-65″ by Cynthia Gaskill
  8. “Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s” by Polly and Pam Judd
  9. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  10. “Patricia Smith’s Doll Values, Antique to Modern, Fifth Series”
  11. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1963-1972, Vol. 2″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  12. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey



Copyright 1997-2014 by Zendelle Bouchard