THE PAPER DOLL PROJECT
The Paper Doll Project is a Pop Up Museum giving a close look at the scrappy history of Paper Dolls which dates back to the 1800s. As a child I would create my own paper dolls to play with and I attribute it to being a turning point in my creativity and why I am pursuing a creative profession today. To honor my past love for Paper Dolls I decided to share them for my Senior Capstone Exhibition and give a glimpse into the history. This is a work in progress, the final exhibition will be held on May 2, 2020.
A paper doll is a two-dimensional figure drawn or printed on paper for which accompanying clothing has also been made. It may be a figure of a person, animal or inanimate object.
Paper dolls were a part of children’s lives and fashion culture for generations, have always been meant to be instructive: to teach young women and girls how to look and behave. But, from the start, they have been used in unexpected ways, by people they weren’t necessarily intended for.