J Douglas James
Owner and Creator of CED, Violett and Gabby and Seine, Sayer & Sebastian Fashion Dolls
Doug James's entry into the Fashion doll world was completely unexpected. Studying Theatre Arts in college, acting, directing,
costume and set design, he assumed his designs would be in the larger scale rather than smaller. Moving to Manhattan after
graduation, Doug worked at the Julliard School in the costume department as well as for the Brooks-Van Horn Costume Co. He
spent two seasons as Artistic Director for the Shady Lane Playhouse, a professional theatre company outside of Chicago.
Back in New York Doug has created millinery (hats) for the broadway stage for Phantom of the Opera, Will Roger's Follies, Guys
and Dolls, Nine, Candida, Streetcar Named Desire, St. Joan and the MUPPETS among others.
For several years Doug worked with John Noble at the Museum of the City of New York restoring antique French fashion doll
clothing. He also made four one of a kind dolls that were exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York.
Doug has worked on numerous films including Mona Lisa Smile, Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp, Wolf, Guarding Tess, Sabrina, A
Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island. At this writing he is working on the new Angelina Jolie-Matt Damon film.
For television Doug has made hats and costumes for Mourning Becomes Electra for PBS, received an Emmy award for millinery
work for the daytime drama All My Children and for the past 14 years has been part of the wardrobe team for NBC's Saturday Night
Live for which he received another Emmy award. Doug has 3 Emmy Awards.
Doug has also taught Theatrical Millinery classes for graduate and under graduate students at Rutgers University for the past 10
In the Fashion doll and collectible doll world, Doug has designed for the Gene doll for the Ashton-Drake Company, Cissy for the
Madam Alexander Company, Willow and Daisy for the Knickerbocker Company and currently owns and operates JDJ International,
the company that produces these beautiful ball jointed, strung resin fashion dolls. He lives in New York City.
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JDJ International “S” Series
“S” Series Fashion Dolls by JDJ International, Inc.