Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. Handler suggested the idea of an adult-bodied doll to her husband Elliot, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company.

Barbie — Love Her or Leave Her?

My first Barbie looked just like this one, except she had black hair.

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Barbie Doll Fashion: 1964

This is an original picture of the first Barbie styles. Barbie appeared in 1959, giving girls unreal beauty expectations.

This is an original picture of the first Barbie styles. Barbie appeared in giving girls unreal beauty expectations.

vintage barbie clothes | Beautiful fashions & accessories by Donna's Doll Designs

Day Dresses Afternoon Ensembles Fun fashions for daytime adventures.Shopping Trips, Luncheons, and Tea Parties!

Barbie in black and white - As if I didn't already have enough MM sewing projects I want to tackle, now Barbie's giving me these amazing outfit ideas!! Haha

Tuxedo for Silkstone Barbie and similar size dolls on Etsy now

OOAK Fashions for Silkstone / Fashion Royalty / Vintage barbie - With Zipper, by best4trust on eBay SOLD 8/1/15 $139.00

OOAK Fashions for Silkstone / Fashion Royalty / Vintage barbie - With Zipper

OOAK Fashions for Silkstone / Fashion Royalty / Vintage barbie - With Zipper, by best4trust on eBay SOLD 8/1/15 $139.00

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