Barbie®: The Exhibition" - A Journey Through Design and Legacy

Written by: Jean-Charles Lacoste

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Introduction

Get ready to step into a world of fashion, design, and cultural legacy! "Barbie®: The Exhibition" is set to open its doors from 5th July 2024 to 23rd February 2025, marking a major event in the world of design and toys. This blog post will give you a sneak peek into what to expect from this unique exhibition, celebrating the 65th anniversary of one of the world's most famous dolls.

The Legacy of Barbie®

Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been more than just a doll; she's an icon that has evolved with the times, reflecting changes in fashion, culture, and society. Ruth Handler, Barbie's creator, envisioned a doll that would allow her daughter Barbara to imagine the future through play. The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through this incredible legacy.

What to Expect

"Barbie®: The Exhibition" is not just about showcasing dolls. It's an exploration of design evolution, including fashion, architecture, furniture, modern lighting and vehicle design as influenced by Barbie. Thanks to a special partnership with Mattel Inc., the exhibition will feature rare items from the extensive Barbie archives in California.

Highlights include the 1985 Day to Night Barbie, a symbol of women's evolving roles in the workplace, and the 1962 Barbie Dream House, an epitome of mid-century modern design.

Special Features

  • Exclusive Access to Rare Collections: Witness dozens of rare and unique Barbie items, showcasing six-and-a-half decades of history and design.
  • Design Evolution: Understand how Barbie has influenced and been influenced by changing trends in design and society.
  • Members Go Free: Enjoy exclusive access to the exhibition, along with members-only previews and discounts in shops and cafes.

Plan Your Visit

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  • Membership Benefits: Gain exclusive access without pre-booking and enjoy special privileges.

Conclusion

"Barbie®: The Exhibition" promises to be a vibrant celebration of design, culture, and the enduring legacy of a global icon. Whether you're a lifelong Barbie fan, a design enthusiast, or simply curious about this cultural phenomenon, this exhibition is a must-visit. So mark your calendars for this exciting event and immerse yourself in the world of Barbie like never before!


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