Oh my, the '90s... this fashion cycle was really embarrassed by the '80s. Grunge, plaid, urban style and hip hop of the early decade made a huge fashion impact. By the end of the 1990s, glamor made a comeback and brand names were big again. Luxury was expressed quietly, with precious fibers like silk and cashmere. Surprisingly, fur was making a comeback, despite constant anti-fur protesting. But it wasn’t the full length coat our grandmothers wore — the fur was used more for trim, handbags and casual uses. The new area of the super model wore it, Marky Mark got famous wearing just his own for Calvin Klein, and Sex in the City made fake fur and faux leather huge business.
The Alexander Doll Company was moving forward themselves. Under new management of their second owners after being sold my Madame herself in 1988. Cissy and Cissette were again wearing fashion of the moment. Anyone who has ever spent time in the New York City garment district is well aware of the warp speed fashion moves in this city. The dolls of this Alexander era of the '90s are being newly appreciated for what a fashion doll does — represent fashion of the moment. So again, as with this 10 inch Cissette model, dolls sometimes act as a mirror to what is happening on different levels in the world around them. Based in New York City, the fashion of this Cissette by the Alexander Doll Company captures a number of design points that were part of this mix of the moment.