Here for your consideration is a gorgeous ball gown and matching wrap for your Cissy doll, as well as the taffeta hoop slip and net hairpiece that accompany the outfit. It has been in my collection for awhile, tucked away, not displayed. This outfit has been classified as “rare” in the “Cissy Files” book by Shaw. This gown is known as the Camelia gown. Unlike the print of the more common Camelia gown, which has monochromatic flowers closely spaced together, the flowers on this fabric are widely spaced and are in various shades of pink with green stems and leaves on a cream background. The fabric used for the gown and cape is really sumptuous. The gown is silk and is fully lined with taffeta. It has a sweetheart neckline and the bodice is decorated with a bow at the waist. The skirt portion falls in loose box pleats from the bodice and has a slight train in the back. The cape is pink velvet lined with the matching floral silk. As to the condition of this outfit it is excellent/near mint. The colors on the gown are beautiful and vibrant. There are no rips, tears, stains or repairs. There is one spot of soiling on the gown which I have photographed. It is not a stain, more like a smudge, and could probably be easily removed. Other than that, there is some fading to the velvet on the front of the pink cape. My camera won’t pick it up but it is not dramatic and doesn’t detract. The five snaps on the gown are all secure. The elastic waist on the taffeta slip is stretched out. A thread has been woven through the elastic to assist in tightening it up. The original floral hairpiece is also included. It is very fragile. The netting has some holes and a pink flower may be missing. These garments are an excellent display of the incredible workmanship and quality that the Madame Alexander company was famous for. Thank you for your interest! The item “Madame Alexander Camelia Gown Outfit for Cissy Doll Rare and Near Mint” is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2016. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59″. The seller is “kimball13″ and is located in Alexandria, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Madame Alexander
- Product Type: Clothing & Accessories
- Doll Size: 21in.
- Recommended Age Range: Adult
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States