1961 - Margot got just one year with the Alexander Doll Company. Intended to compete with Mattel and Barbie, Margot was the "mature" high-fashion doll. No debutante, Margot was, well, just a little bit naughty. Her wild wardrobe colors, popular in the 1960s, did not harmonize with the demure debutante Cissette. Her upswept beehive hairdo, pink nail polish and exaggerated eye makeup with blue eye shadow was not something a young lady would wear... just yet. The basic Margot arrived in the newest craze of the bikini - and no nylons!
Cissy has her hands full - being a doll collecting icon has it's responsibilities! Cissy, not only being the mid-century fashion doll extraordinaire, has helped bring so many of us together to share her life and her journey. This journey seems to have no end, as her magic encaptures our imagination and our hearts.
Cissy, gracing the 2014 Holiday Page, is a 1959 No. 2115 gold lace skirt and emerald green jersey, starburst pin and beautiful floral accents. This stunning doll, by Madame Alexander, comes at the end of Cissy's rein over the fashion dolls of a golden era. This was the first year that Cissy would start to receive a new body type, and more slender one piece arms. No one knew it at the time, but Mattel's Barbie, introduced this same year, would rearrange the fashion dolls popularity pecking order. No matter. Cissy collectors are just as crazy-in-love with her as ever!