In 1995, Ashton Drake Galleries launched Mel Odom's new fashion doll, Gene Marshall. I hesitated at first because of her larger size as I only collected Barbie dolls at the time. But her Vargas-like features and fabulous vintage-inspired wardrobe hooked me. It wasn't long until I discovered some wonderful doll artists that were creating original, one-of-a-kind or limited edition fashions for Gene. In addition to designing for the Barbie doll, many of these artists began adding Gene to their repertoire. The following are a few of my favorites from my personal collection. As always, be sure to click each photo to enlarge. Enjoy the fashion show.
Click here for D.A.E. Orginal's website
Click here for Bogue's Vogues Etsy shop
Click here for Retros' Etsy shop
Click here for Mark Middendorf's website
Click here for Michael Scott's website