Barbie is a doll that recently celebrated her 50th anniversary. She’s a real fashionista with a lifestyle that became a trend! The first Barbie was made in 1959 and gained enormous popularity ever since. That doll is known all over the word and probably the only doll that has so many different types. The look of Barbie dolls was changed over the years starting with the color of the hair and her skin to the millimeters of her waist and breasts. Until the late 90s Barbie had a super-model-like figure, but numerous complaints about it giving an unrealistic idea to girls of healthy body proportions led to changes to her figure. Her waist got wider and breasts were reduced. But that was not the first (though the most common) and guaranteed not the last complaint. Though Mattel (the toy company that produces Barbie dolls) has also started numerous law suits, the most famous are against Nissan who used Barbie lookalike dolls in one of their commercials and a suit against the Danish pop-group Aqua who released a song called “Barbie girl” in 1997.
The Barbie wardrobe is another topic altogether. Even the world’s top designers were creating clothes for Barbie. In 2009, during Barbie’s 50th birthday celebration a runway show was held in New York for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Fifty well-known haute couturiers including Diane von Fürstenberg, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Bob Mackie, and Christian Louboutin were showcasing their styles for Barbie dolls. That doll still remains one of the most popular one with over a billion copies sold. And young ladies continue to play in a happy pink American dream via a Barbie world.