This stunning book leads you on a remarkable journey through the creation and evolution of the original glamour girl. You'll discover what inspired Ruth Handler to develop the three-dimensional doll whose fashion sense changed with the times and also represented the attitude that a girl could do anything she put her mind to. Whether she was dressed to impress in her After Five fashion set with bubble cut do of the 1960s, groovin' in her swirled jumpsuit and faux suede fringe headband, or working for a living as a teacher, super hero, elite fashion designer, Barbie truly has "been there and done that", and you can see her in all these roles, and many more, in this one-of-a-kind book. Chapters include:
- Introduction: Taking a Brand to Heart
- Timeline: A Doll's Life
- Handler Proves Women Have Choices
- Barbie Takes a World View
- Barbie Evolves Into a Collector Icon
- Fashion Forward
- A Rare Sight to See
- Plus, so much more!
About the Author: Sandi Holder She has more than 20 years of collecting experience and is one of the leading authorities on all things Barbie doll in the world, and is the owner of Sandi Holder's Doll Attic in California. Her business showcases some of the rarest and finest Barbie dolls and accessories ever found, and it was one of Holder's #1 Blond Ponytail Barbie dolls that sold for $25,000 at auction, which remains the highest price realized at auction for a Barbie doll. She has earned the honor of Mattel's Deal of the Year and is a past recipient of the prestigious Barbie's Best Friend Award.