The imagination princess

Written by: Francesca Marotta
Category: Art
01 November 2015

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Barbie. The Icon
by Massimilano Cappella
Mudec, Museo delle Culture, Milano - until March 13, 2016

Barbie was my best friend when I was young, my favorite doll when I dreamed to be a stylist, my confidant, my safe haven before falling asleep. When I was a child I had a lot of Barbie, and for a time I also collected them. At some point, however, I have given away, but not reluctantly, would have made happy the other girls less fortunate than me. See the exhibition dedicated to her has been a succession of emotions. Divided into five sections, the exhibition is designed for adults and children with a series of interactive activities. And get bored is not possible: it's just fabulous to see and find out how this small, slender doll has represented some 50 different nationalities.

In the images, from left to right:
Barbie, the Black, © 1980 Mattel Inc. - For the first time in 1980 Barbie turns black, Black Barbie, with a refined trick, brown eyes and curly hairstyle
Barbie Millicent Roberts © Mattel Inc. - Teen Age Fashion Model Barbie Doll in the remake of the 2009 line Collector
Haute Couture designed byOscar DelaRenta September 1985 © Mattel Inc. - Superstar Barbie wears a model of Oscar de la Renta designed in 1985 for a collection of four haute couture dresses designed especially for Barbie doll sold separately

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