Hilary Knight collection. An extremely rare "life-size" fully poseable doll of Mr. Knight's beloved creation, Eloise, designed by Madame Alexander with assistance from Mr. Knight. Includes a whimsical card, hand-written by Mr. Knight in the voice of Eloise, describing the doll and its creation. Mr. Knight has also signed the doll on Eloise's trademark pink bloomers, so often on display in his timeless illustrations of her. 1999.
Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.