Christine is destined to be the star of the red carpet in her chic one shoulder ball gown with a low sweeping cut bodice and asymmetrical pleated sash to the waist. Our artists have used a combination of specialised techniques to create a subtle textured effect for Christine's bodice and coordinating brooch, bag and tiara. Inspired by the pointillism technique favoured by 19th century artists such as Seurat, Pissarro and even Van Gogh our ceramic artists paint on fine dots or dabs of colour including platinum grey, slate grey and white. Royal Doulton figurines combine three elements -movement, beautiful faces and posture. It's the unique combination of this trio of features that ensures every figurine is elegant yet distinctive. Only the most able sculptors are invited to design Royal Doulton figurines guaranteeing the integrity of the collection, dating back nearly one hundred years, is safeguarded for the future. The figurines in the pretty lady collection are the archetype of Royal Doulton, and although they are traditional in concept, contemporary fashion trends are often revealed by the choice of hairstyle, the sweep of the skirt and the cut of the neckline. Neil Faulkner has an established reputation as a Royal Doulton designer, his careful observation of women and his sensitive interpretations of the way they stand and move, combined with his appreciation of fashion design, is revealed in every study he creates.