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Paper doll set - Daisy's Fashion Wardrobe 3; Daisy at the Fair
  • Daisy's Fashion Wardrobe 3
    Quant, Mary, born 1934
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Daisy's Fashion Wardrobe 3; Daisy at the Fair

  • Object:

    Paper doll set

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1973 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Quant, Mary, born 1934 (designer)
    Corlass, Joan (illustrator)
    Diana Cooper, born 1890 - died 1981 (author)
    Model Toys Ltd (printer)
    Collins Books (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    [paper doll set] Printed paper and card
    [paper doll set] Printed card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jane Wright

  • Museum number:

    B.203:1 to 4-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

Daisy was a teenage doll: she and her clothes and other possessions were designed by Mary Quant. Daisy was launched in 1973 with the associated slogan "the best dressed doll in the world".

These Daisy paper dolls (made by the same manufacturer) and their clothes reflect not only the clothing and hair fashions of the day, but also the fashion model poses and the graphic style (in this instance shared with fashion journalism, dressmaking patterns etc) which tended to show girls as basically childlike, with large eyes, flat chests, large feet and disproportionately long legs. The bouffant hair is perhaps more a reflection of the vinyl Daisy doll.

Physical description

[paper doll set] Book with eight pages printed in black on white, and containing a brief story by Diana Cooper about the character, with line illustrations by Joan Corlass to colour in. The book is stapled in two places at the centre, and has printed card covers, the end flaps of which originally contained the dolls.
[paper doll set] Doll, colour printed on card, representing a teenage girl with blonde curls and blue eyes; her stance is almost full frontal with her head inclined and feet apart, the true right leg turned sideways with the knee flexed, her true left hand on her bottom. She wears white knickers with a red heart shaped motif at the front, and red knee boots with platform soles. There is a card strip which the doll slots into, enabling her to stand.
[paper doll set] Doll, colour printed on card, representing a teenage girl with blonde curls and blue eyes; her stance is full frontal with the true left leg crossed over the right with the knee flexed and her toes touching, her hands on her hips. She wears white and red polka dot knickers and red shoes with platform soles.
[paper doll set] Clothes colour printed on paper.
Doll A: 'Hot Chocolate' outfit of russet cardigan, ivory-coloured shirt and black and red pleated skirt, separate pill box hat to match the skirt; blue-gray dress with gathered bodice and bishop sleeves, separate matching hat with veil and feathers; red raincoat; 'Pearl Starr' white trouser suit with striped scarf, separate striped hat, separate red shoulder bag; green striped suit with green clutch bag, separate hat to match jacket.

Doll B: 'Zippadee' mauve dress with embroidered sleeves and yellow undersleeves, separate matching bag; 'Woburn' outfit of yellow and green striped tank top, cream-coloured shirt, yellow and green checked trousers, orange rose pendant and green footwear, separate green shoulder bag; 'Norfolk' outfit of yellow and green striped jerkin and long skirt, yellow and green checked top; 'Smarty Pants' outfit of brown and white check waistcoat and trousers with orange jumper and footwear; 'Razzle Dazzle' striped party dress with brown tights, black bag and black shoes; 'Frou Frou' red evening dress with red footwear, separate brown fur; pink and white checked waistcoat and ankle length pleated skirt with pink blouse, shoes and clutch bag.

Place of Origin

UK (made)

Date

1973 (made)

Artist/maker

Quant, Mary, born 1934 (designer)
Corlass, Joan (illustrator)
Diana Cooper, born 1890 - died 1981 (author)
Model Toys Ltd (printer)
Collins Books (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

[paper doll set] Printed paper and card
[paper doll set] Printed card

Marks and inscriptions

[paper doll set] © 1973 copyright date
[paper doll set] Corlass illustrator's signature
[paper doll set] Doll A (identifies which clothes fit which doll)
[paper doll set] Doll B (identifies which clothes fit which doll)

Dimensions

[paper doll set] Height: 30.5 cm, Width: 24 cm closed, Thickness: 0.6 cm
[paper doll set] Height: 24.6 cm
[paper doll set] Height: 24.5 cm

Object history note

Owned by the donor, Jane Wright (b.13/06/1963), as a child. Jane always loved dolls and, together with her friend Lynne, would make her own outfits and accessories, including chairs made from yoghurt pots. Her love of cut-out dolls started with the ones featured in the Bunty comic. She used the Daisy Dolls to re-enact her own Miss World competition, rating the different outfits.

Descriptive line

Daisy paper doll set 3 by Mary Quant; made in the UK 1973

Production Note

It is certain that Joan Corlass did the illustrations (some of which are signed) for the stories; she probably also drew the dolls and their clothes.

Materials

Paper; Card

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection code

MoC

Qr_O1157084
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