We are delighted to confirm that Tonner Dolls are producing a range of dolls to help celebrate Sindy’s 50th anniversary.
Robert Tonner’s interest in the glamorous fashion dolls of the 50’s formed a part of his early artistic inspiration, leading him to a career in fashion design.
After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Tonner was hired by Bill Blass, designing the Blassport label for many years. Throughout his 7th Avenue career, Tonner’s spin on modern American dressing continually caught the eye of the fashion world’s trend-spotters and his designs were frequently featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Town & Country, New York Magazine, The New York Times and Vogue.
His long time fascination with doll art inspired him to try his hand at sculpting original figures in 1985 for which he received a glowing review from the National Institute of American Doll Artist (NIADA).
During the years that followed, Tonner turned more of his attention to developing and perfecting his doll designs eventually leading him to start the Robert Tonner Doll Company in 1991.
Tonner Dolls and character figures are designed for the adult collector who appreciates extraordinary quality and attention to detail. Inspired by the world of high fashion, Tonner Fashion Dolls themes include fantasy, vintage sophistication and cutting edge contemporary, each expressed in the exquisite clothing and accessories accompanying each doll.
“We are looking forward to bringing Sindy into the Tonner fold” said Robert Tonner. “As a huge collector myself, it is a dream come true to be able to work with such an iconic name in the world of collectibles such as Sindy.”