All collectors have a list of their “Grail Dolls”. Those elusive dolls that are near impossible to purchase. They rarely come available, and when they do, they are almost impossible to afford. My number 1 grail doll would have to be Saks Fifth Avenue Agnes.
The last one that came available on E-bay sold for over $1600. Saks was produced wearing an ensemble that looks to be almost an exact replica of Dressing the Part Agnes. Since I already own Dressing the Part and know that the skirt stains the body, I would be purchasing this doll for the head only. I just can't justify spending that kind of money on a doll head.
When I saw October Issue Agnes, I immediately thought of Saks Fifth Avenue. They may not be exactly alike, but I can live with the difference enough to be content.
I really like the detail in the eyebrows. The suit is very nicely designed and well-constructed. Her accessories were nice (especially the shoes) though minimal. I believe she needs a purse.
Although I had every intention of pulling ultimate sacrilege of rebodying this Agnes to a regular FR body so I could put her in the Dressing the Part outfit, I really like the way she looks in her stock.
My favorite doll of 2013
October Issue Agnes