How Many Grails Are There?

Lily Auguste was created in 1867. I have decided.  Since she’s a grand 29”, exhibition-size fashion doll on a luxury wooden body, I want to believe that she was created for the 1867  International Exposition in Paris.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  I have collected books and magazine annuals (or archives) from that year for costume inspiration.  So far, I have collected three annuals (bound compilations of … Continue reading