The Journal des Dames et Des Modes
Fashion Plate History
The Journal des Dames et des Modes was founded by Tom Antongini, secretary, friend and biographer of poet, connoisseur and collector, Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938) whom he followed into Parisien exile from Italy in 1910. Designed for lovers of rare editions, the Journal aimed to appeal to an audience of connoisseurs and aesthetes, and to be a reflection of the intellectual and cultural atmosphere of Paris, and a record of Parisien culture and fashion at the time. It sought to distinguish itself from already existing periodicals with its rich and vivid coloured plates achieved through the pochoir printing process in which up to thirty colour screens or stencils are used to insert colours into the delicate linear designs of the copper plate engravings.
A collection of 186 Costumes Parisien fashion plates were created for the Journal des Dames et des Modes by leading commercial artists of the day - George Barbier, Leon Bakst, Pierre Legrain, Etienne Drian, Victor Lheur, Gerda Wegener, J. van Brock, Armand Vallee and others.
More information about The Journal des Dames et Des Modes can be found at The Powerhouse Museum of Sydney, Australia. Below is an example of Fashion Plate Art available on eBay.
The Art Of FashionDoll Couture
Welcome To The Fashion Plate
The Fashion Plate Doll Boutique is your Doll House of Style. Here you will find exquisite clothes for today's top fashion dolls, all made by hand to scale and spec by some of the finest tailors and designers from around the world.
This site is dedicated to promoting the arts and artists who specialize in the fine craft of doll couture, set, and accessories. Whether you are an artist seeking that special something to compliment your masterpiece, or a collector searching for that special item that no one else has, The Fashion Plate is devoted to you.
May all who seek the best designers in doll fashion find them on the Fashion Plate. Now, sit back, browse the menu, and enjoy.
Here's the latest dish . . .
Dollwear By Staci . . . . USA
Sakura Castle - Mimi Colett . . . Germany
Halibilisdolls Creations . . . Greece
WVLZ Doll Fashion . . . The Netherlands
This is one beautiful example of the finery you will find at WVLZ Doll Fashion. You can find Willy's doll fashions on eBay below, or click on the photo to visit WVLZ Doll Fashion direct.
Made In Paris . . . USA
Custom Silkstone and Fashion Royalty Couture by Made In Paris
TallulahBelle . . . USA
Elegant Fashions by TallulahBelle
Karen's GlammourDoll . . . USA
This lovely creation is from Glammourdoll Designs by Karen.
You can learn more about this award winning doll fashion designer by following her links:
Famaka . . . USA
Tess Creations. . . . Sweden
Tess Creations - Artist Direct
Click on the photo to visit the shop of Tess Creations.
Project Dollway Chat
September 2007 the online doll runway show Project Dollway" was inspired by the television program, "ProjectRunway." Artists and designers from around the world gathered to participate.
Although ProjectDollway.com no longer exists, there is still a Project Dollway Chat on Yahoo.You can find out more by clicking on the link.
MHD Designs . . . USA
Miwa Kimono . . . Japan
Dolls By Staci
Click Designs by Kevin Kilmer
LITTLE DREAMS . . . Spain
Dawn Aldous . . . USA
Aphrodai . . . Thailand
Gary Alston's House of Retro
London Calling . . .
There can't be a Fashion Plate without dessert. From The House Of Retro is the host of the artistry of Gary Alston. "An American In Paris" is only one example of the beautiful creations you will find.
The sooner you click on the link to Gary Alston's House Of Retro, the quicker you will see his cyber confection.
Fletcher Pattern Company - Designs By Jude
Sister Mary Joseph's Doll Bazaar . . . USA - The Finest In Hollywood Theatre Couture
Feltrope Studios . . . USA
A Tribute To Joe Tai
(October 31, 1972 ---- September 17, 2010)
" . . . I have to inform you that Joe lost the battle with liver cancer and passed away last month, now he is wrapped by angel's wings and in a better place now.
Bye, my friend, you are always in my heart . . ."
Joe Tai was among the first doll artists to be displayed on The Fashion Plate. This doll friend was special in that he broke ground with his art and craft. Joe Tai was a doll artist, doll shoe maker, and all round good person. What he was able to accomplish in ten years is more than some people yearn to achieve in a lifetime.
Between 2007 and 2010, he and his company sold more than 35,000 pairs of doll shoes, mostly through eBay. May his art continue to inspire, and his legend live on.
VikisFinds One Of A Kinds
The VikisFinds Yahoo Group is comprised of artists and collectors from around the world who gather to learn, share, display, their creations. VikisFinds One Of A Kinds provides information about the Top One Of A Kind Doll Finds of the day on eBay, Etsy, and Artist Direct. VikisFinds a great source for finding many of your favorite custom doll artists' web sites. You can see more the very best one of a kind doll art and accessories at OOAK Barbie , The Ideal Tammy, Hollywood Dolls, TV Dolls, and more.
May your visit to the FashionPlate always be an enjoyable one. There is always something new on the dish, and the door is always open. Thank you for stopping by.
CASUAL FASHION DOLLS: Tokyo Doll Show 42 Winter 2015
© 2007 Tonie Cook
Did you enjoy today's dish? - Savor the flavor . . .
Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on August 20, 2013:
i really love the designs of these dresses
anonymous on May 28, 2013:
VERY CUTE, kids will love these dolls.
C A Chancellor from US/TN on January 13, 2013:
Wow! These are beautiful and amazing doll fashions.
KarenCookieJar on August 11, 2012:
Wow these dolls are beautiful.
Mona from Iowa on November 24, 2011:
These are really amazing.
sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on September 07, 2011:
wow. the designs are amazing. well presented lens on doll accessories.
gold3 on August 25, 2011:
Wow, these are amazing. I will have to show my daughter!
sewingdollclothes on June 22, 2011:
Great lens and fabulous fashions.
anonymous on May 12, 2011:
If I were a doll, I would shop for all my fashions in your boutique and would always look fantabulous!
WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on March 11, 2011:
These doll fashions are so glamorous and very tailored. Wonderful fashions for doll collectors. :)
calendarsblog on August 21, 2010:
Wow - these are really pretty. Having worn a hat seriously for the first time this summer in Rome (where a hat is no luxury, but a necessity), I looked at the ones here. I think the design does scream 'dolls', but still - they're cute. Very cute.
Sensitive Fern on May 14, 2009:
I'm honored you lensrolled my lens about Second Life® Fashion. I'm a fan of your work with doll lenses. Creating avatars in virtual reality really is the same as playing with dolls. :) 5* (Lensrolled you back.)
religions7 on January 23, 2009:
EelKat13 on March 14, 2008:
M_Moore on February 21, 2008:
Love Project Runway!