They're the passionistas… the fashion fans… the people who love a doll that came to represent so much more in the lives of millions of people across the globe! The stories of a dozen Barbie collectors are captured here – watch, and you may find you have more in common with them than you ever imagined.
To celebrate the opening of California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way" at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), we're taking you "behind the scenes" to get a glimpse of the new exhibit and two of its shining stars - the original Barbie® and Ken® dolls! The exhibit also features an original 1962 Barbie Dream House, which Lisa McKnight (VP, Barbie Marketing) lovingly calls "A mid-century mecca of design in doll size."
Barbie Loves FNO! Five designers from the Council of Fashion Designers of America participated in an event-within-an-event, The Ultimate Fashion Hunt. Rocking New York City during 2011 Fashion's Night Out, fashionistas tracked down one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls from Alexis Bittar, Alice + Olivia, Loomstate, Tracy Reese, and Rogan.
Thanks so much to BarbieSM Fan Club Member Lori Goodman (aka "purse666" to her friends on the Barbie™ Bulletin Board), who took some time to sit down with us and answer a few questions about her collection, including:
The 2011 Barbie® Fashion Model Collection
Set against the ...
Bill Greening's Biggest Passion
"I love looking at the history of fashion through Barbie," says Bill Greening, one of the principal designers for Barbie® Collector. And as you'll see in this video, his connections with the ...
Explore the drama, intrigue, and high fashion fabulousness of Russia with Barbie in this behind-the-scenes video of the 2011 Barbie® Fashion Model Collection. Features exotic scenery, gorgeous photography, and this year's bevy of Russian beauties and a brute!
Watch this short video to see Robert Best and his amazing team create an extraordinary photo shoot for Barbie®!
On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Mattel threw a surprise book launch party for designer Robert Best to commemorate the launch of 10 Years: Barbie Fashion Model Collection Book. In attendance were many of the key players who helped bring the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection to life a decade ago, and who have been instrumental to the collection’s success over the last 10 years. Among them, photographer Paul Jordan and set builder Lars Auvinen who have helped capture Barbie® in her many exquisite and extraordinary incarnations as the world’s most stylish and chic fashion model.
On June 16, Barbie collectors, fans, and friends converged on Ellis Island for the opening reception of the Dolls of the World exhibit on display through August 15. Celebrate 30 years of world culture with Barbie in this fun and fab video!
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