Newly released is Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy. The 176 page hardcover book by author Robin Gerber presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of the beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more.
Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. Over the past several years we have written thirty (30!) posts on Barbie. From the world’s most expensive Barbie to the world’s hippest 96 year old Barbie doll.
We chose to highlight some of the Barbie dolls released since 2007 that we felt were uniquely inspiring, unusually artistic or just plain cool. But there are so very many that we can’t do them justice. Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy covers the invention, the advertising, interviews, wonderful sketches, celebrity dolls and more.
Barbie has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied.
Today, an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world.
The 9.5″ x 11.625″ coffee table book includes a forward by Ibtihaj Muhammad, the inspiring Olympic athlete, posing with a Barbie in her likeness
A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.
Barbie Forever is a vibrant celebration for the “Barbie Girl” in all of us.