In this gorgeous compendium, which includes a ribbon marker and acetate jacket, we see the evolution of Barbie interspersed with historically and culturally significant world events, such as the first woman astronaut entering space in 1963, or the first woman running for president in 1984. Over time, Barbie has taken on nearly 150 professions and represented more than forty different nationalities. Fashion-wise, she has collaborated with more than seventy-five designers, including Valentino, Versace, Dior, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Prada, and Givenchy. As it unfolds, BARBIE THE ICON unpacks Barbie's magical ability to appeal to all.
About the Author
Massimiliano Capella is a scholar of art and fashion, director of the Arte/Moda Archive of the Centro di Arti Visive at the University of Bergamo, and the curator of Arte & Moda section of the monthly Il Giornale dell Arte.