American Girl Cécile Rey

Name: Cécile Rey

Made by and When: American Girl, 2011

Material: Vinyl head, arms, and legs; cloth body

Height: 18 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown wig with spiral curls accented with two white ribbons on the sides/ hazel sleep eyes/open mouth with two upper teeth

Clothes: Turquoise satin-like dress trimmed in black velvet with white V-shaped pleated bodice accented with three burgundy fabric roses at the waist, white stockings, white pantaloons, and black side button boots.

Other: This doll uses the Sonali mold. Representing an affluent girl of the 1850s from New Orleans, Cécile Rey was released with the book, Meet Cécile by Denise Lewis Patrick. This doll’s collection included separately-sold clothing, accessories, furniture, and books that follow the 1850s, New Orleans setting. The white counterpart,  Marie-Grace, sold separately, was released with Cécile. Both dolls were archived by American Girl in 2014. A 6-1/2 mini version of Cecile Rey with an abridged copy of Meet Cécile was available. Visit the Cécile Rey Wiki here.

Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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