VS Alex is 16-1/2 inches tall, vinyl, rooted, eyelashed and highly articulated. She's a limited edition of 150 pieces.
|Madame Alexander Promotional Image of VS Alex|
If you are not familiar with the line of Alex dolls you may be surprised to find that they have a big head look. Alex also had big hands and feet. The big head seems to have grown some but the hands are nicer. Here is a comparison between the newest body and the last body.
|The legs are so much longer. I liked the original breasts better.|
|Older body cannot cross legs.|
|Legs are more shapely.|
Besides Alexandra Fairchild Ford herself, the other dolls in the line are Sophia Cruz, Paris Williams , Jadde Lee, Siena Evans, Suzette Morgan, Amanda Fairchild Ford. You can see many of them at The Matilda Company's website.
|Jadde Lee and Paris Williams - Full articulation.|
MA Alex dolls have historically held their value, possibly due to their limited numbers.
|Back to Basics, Editor in Chief , Soleil Outfit, Dots Dress, Smashing Frame Outfit|
Here are comparison shots with an Avantguard doll who is designed by Jason Wu as well.
|Compare the size of the heads. Alex's head is huge!|
|Legs and torso are almost the same length.|
|Made for Gene.|
|Dressmaker Details for Gene and Avantguard|
|Tonner for Antoinette|
Her eyes are beautiful with lovely screening and great lashes. Alex has always had applied lashes. MA was always ahead of the pack when it came to lashes and articulation. I suppose they contracted Wu to bring the doll's face into the modern fashion scene. I liked her face as it was but the body is a big improvement.
The outfit she comes with is not what I've come to expect from Madame Alexander. The shoes are gorgeous. The rhinestone bracelet is lovely. The dress is a triple layer of fabric - lining, double knit in a dark color and an overlay of sequined lace. In this scale, the fabric doesn't drape or fit the body properly. The smooth black pleather handbag looks cheap and the hat with it's hot pink flowers would go better with a summery fashion.
I'm glad I purchased one of these new dolls but I will probably use the body for someone elses head unless I can fix up her hair and possibly repaint her lips to give them some depth.
As I was first working with Alex I couldn't get over how much she reminded me of Daryl Hannah as a mermaid in the movie Splash and the vengeful giantess in the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.