The Radiant Redhead is the first in Bob Mackie's Red Carpet Collection is dated 2001. This lovely lady is first edition quality. Although I am not sure which glamorous woman was the inspiration, she reminds me of Rita Hayworth.
She wears a lavish gown with a bare midriff. It reveals her navel in her perfect muscular torso. The white long sleeved, high neck masterpiece is edged in gold braid and exquisite green and gold embroidery and beads. She also wears gold cord platform shoes; these stay on better than the little heels or flats of most dolls. In the crook of her arm, she carries a white faux fur wrap. She could be walking into the Academy Awards, or stepping from a limousine onto a Paris runway.
She comes with a stand. Though most collectors do not like to take their dolls out of the boxes, the full pleasure they bring is in displaying them -- I suggest a glass cabinet for protection.
Her lips and nails wear warm deep red that accents her fair skin. Her eye shadow is in shades of brown and greens, and her eyes are green and flirty. Her thick red hair curls onto her shoulders. Her expression is sultry -- a woman who knows she is beautiful and powerful.
Bob Mackie's creations are among the most highly sought after collectibles. They sell well on the secondary market because, I think, once you own a Bob Mackie doll you must own more.
Fun -- gazing at an exquisite piece of artwork is pure pleasure.
Education -- talk about history of fashion, theater, Hollywood, glamour, and she is the perfect tool.
Durable -- protect her, she is worth it.
The Accidental Collector