Art & Fashion, Books, Film
Mar 13, 2019

Barbie Shines in the Spotlight

Ahead of a highly anticiapted theatrical release, Mattel and Harper Collins are bringing us this beautiful coffee table book: Dressing Barbie.

If you’ve ever had a Barbie doll, or you know someone who did, chances are that Barbie was dressed in one of the thousands of designs created by Carol Spencer during her unparalleled reign as a Barbie fashion designer spanning more than thirty-five years. Published in commemoration of Barbie’s sixtieth anniversary, Dressing Barbie is a dazzling celebration of the clothes that made Barbie, America’s favorite doll and the incredible woman behind them. We love celebrating women! With Margot Robbie Currently tapped to play the titular role in Barbie’s first ever live action, we can only hope Carol will be tapped to consult on the famous fashionistas big screen debut.

Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photographs, including many never-before-seen images of rare and one-of-a-kind pieces from Spencer’s private archive, Dressing Barbie is a treasure trove of some of the best and most iconic Barbie looks from the early 1960s until the late 1990s. Along with behind-the-scenes stories of how these designs came to be, Spencer reminisces about her thrilling time at Mattel working with legendary figures such as Ruth Handler (Barbie’s creator), and Charlotte Johnson, the original Barbie designer, for a full, insider look into life with the beloved doll.

This definitely falls into our page to screen series as the iconic doll is destined for the big screen after years of celebrated animated success. Are you excited to see Margot Robbie tackle Barbie? We are. We’re thinking everyone should wear pink to the film. Just throwing it out there.