Doll Parts


Sydney Folsom takes beauty to the extremes in her gallery of Frankenstein paper dolls. 

The fashion and beauty standards within pop culture praise things like swollen lips, suffocating clothing, and other severe trends all to achieve the perfect look. These severe body modifications have become a social media norm that leaves us asking: what’s next? 

In this project, Sydney points out the extremity of these trends and mocks them by creating caricature-like paper dolls. She made each one by printing out photos of runway models, cutting them apart, and hand sewing their mismatched body parts together to create a runway of distorted, burlesque characters. From two-headed models, to amputated limbs, to giant heads, Sydney laughs in the face of the beauty and fashion industry and awakens the audience to the ridiculousness they value so dearly.