Barbie [Exhibition]

Open the Arts Décoratifs museum’s doors and discover the world of an icon.

Born a fashion model in 1959, Barbie was a revolution in the toy industry as she was not a doll made for little girls to mother. She looked like a woman as opposed to the others who resembled babies/children. As soon as she came out in stores, she became a hit.

Fifty-seven years and more than a hundred jobs later, Barbie is still a best seller and her world has expanded. As a true chameleon, she has adapted herself and evolved with women through time – thus being a reflection of their status in society.

Fashionwise, she has experienced – and is still experiencing – with a multitude of different styles according to the trends of the moment. As she became an emblematic figure, she inspired many stylists and was dressed by divers renowned designers.

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I genuinely recommend this exhibition if you’re in Paris as it will take you back in time and awaken so many memories. One thing I would say though is the lighting and the vitrines are not very convenient to take pictures.

Have fun!

Love,

Hermine


Barbie, Les Arts Décoratifs (Paris), from March, 10th to September, 18th 2016


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