February 22, 2010

Barbie: The Fashion Experience

Lights. Camera. FASHION! The world’s most popular doll is also everyone’s favorite fashionista, inspiring young designers and professionals alike to create the fashions of their dreams. All ages will enjoy this hands-on exhibit in which you can take your designs from the workroom to the runway, go backstage with Barbie and see some of her most famous looks from the past 50 years, as well as view life-size fashion designs by some of the world’s most renowned designers! The unique inter-generational appeal of Barbie® doll will have entire families sharing Barbie® memories and learning all about the art of collecting.

The exhibit includes Fashion Studio Lobby filled with memorabilia representing 50 years of Barbie® and featuring dolls designed by Bob Mackie, Bill Glass, and Kate Spade. Inside the Pink Vault visitors will see some of the rarest, most collectible dolls and artifacts such as the #1 1959 Barbie® doll and the 1961 brown-haired Ken®, along with Andy Warhol’s 1985 Barbie portrait.

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