A group for fans of Mattel's Barbie doll. First introduced to the world at the New York Toy Fair in 1959, Barbie is now seen as the perennial Queen of the Fashion Dolls...
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“Barbie has always represented that a woman has choices. Even in her early years, Barbie did not have to settle for only being Ken’s girlfriend or an inveterate shopper. She had the clothes, for example, to launch a career as a nurse, a stewardess, a nightclub singer. I believe the choices Barbie represents helped the doll catch on initially, not just with daughters– who would one day make up the first major wave of women in management and professionals– but also with mothers.”
-- Ruth Handler (creator of the Barbie doll), on being inspired by her young daughter Barbara’s fascination with teenage life and love for fashion dolls.
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