This is a Madame Alexander Renoir Cissy Doll in 1950s Vintage White Silk Taffeta Bride Wedding Gown. This 20 inch doll is a clean hard plastic and vinyl Renoir Cissy doll that has been redressed. Renoir Cissy has a hard plastic jointed body with straight vinyl arms. Her brunette wig is dressed in an elaborate chignon hairstyle with curly bangs. She has blue sleep eyes with full lashes, cheek blush, and geranium pink lips. Her eyebrows were redone at the Madame Alexander Doll Hospital. She is worthy of an elaborate costume and has been redressed as a bride. Madame Alexander loved Cissy dolls dressed as a bride. This gown was made in the 1950s perhaps using one of the many patterns that were produced for Cissy doll clothing. This is NOT a newly made gown using old fabrics and was specifically made for Cissy during the 1950s. I bought a huge lot of 1950s mother made Cissy clothing stitched by the same person. She was an exceptional seamstress with attention to detail, quality and finishing techniques. All of the clothing outfits were made of beautiful quality fabrics. She spent much time, money, skill and energy into the wardrobe outfits. This gown is one of the designs she made for Cissy. The gown consists of white silk taffeta with pleated off the shoulder neckline trimmed with aurora borealis sequins at the top of the bodice and rhinestones down the front. The gown is floor length in front ending with a train in the back, and has many layers to it. Besides the one piece full gown itself, a long peplum fastens at the waistline ending with a bow and full drape pleats at the back. Underneath consists of the same white silk taffeta long full petticoat trimmed with tulle edging that matches the peplum and gown hem trim. The next layer is a matching full white silk taffeta petticoat trimmed with a 3 inch ruffle. Lastly, there is a shorter white silk taffeta petticoat with an enclosed hoop and trimmed with a 2 inch ruffle. She is also wearing white silk taffeta lace trimmed panties, seamed hose in excellent condition, a garter, and New Replacement white elastic high heels. The gown is a creative masterpiece and is in excellent clean condition. The machine stitching and hand stitching were done by an expert who knew what they were doing. Lastly, she is carrying white daisies and tulle bouquet with white satin ribbon streamers. I could not find a veil for this gown in the lot. The photographs do not do Cissy and the gown justice. Everything is in exceptional condition. With the elaborate hairstyle on this doll, Cissy deserves this stunning gown.
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