Hot Looks were fashion dolls released by Mattel back in 1987. The dolls were portrayed as fashion models from different countries. Each doll wore the clothing style of each country.
The original dolls released from the first wave were called Chelsea from England, Elkie from Sweden, Mimi from France, Zizi from Kenya and Stacey from United States. Fashion packs and Accessory packs were also released around the same time.
The second wave was released only in Canada back in 1988 as a test run because the dolls did not become as popular as expected in the US. More fashion packs and accessory packs were released.
Golden Books also released a book of paper dolls. Mattel also released sets of accessories for kids.
After that, Mattel discontinued the brand, due to lack of popularity.
The dolls became popular among collectors after they were discontinued, with the dolls mint in box going up for high prices. The second wave dolls are pretty hard to find and go for expensive prices as well.