This Saturday, the Phoenix Art Museum gives a historic look into the world of Théâtre de la Mode -- the fashion dolls that helped keep couture alive during World War II.
"They traveled the world with sets built by artists and clothes by couturiers in exact replicas -- not like doll clothes, but how they would build them for a person."
These sets and their occupants, created by visionary designers, jewelers, and milliners traveled the globe to reaffirm Paris as the fashion capital of the world, even during times of war.
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Three original sets from the collection will be displayed at the museum March 12 through July 31. The exhibit will also feature several speakers and events throughout its stay including a gallery talk with Sewell and a showing of the film "The Théâtre de la Mode."