Today, in 1959, the Barbie doll made her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York. However, Barbie was not the first modern doll with a shapely female figure, feet molded for high heels, and an extensive fashion wardrobe. That honor goes to Cissy, an elegant lady doll introduced by Madame Alexander in 1955. This 20-inch tall Cissy is all original and wears Style 2082 from 1956.
AUSTIN DOLL COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.