Museo delle Culture Presents a 5-Month Barbie Fashion & Culture Exhibition in Milan

Tomorrow Milan’s Museo delle Culture will open their new exhibit, “Barbie: The Icon,” a retrospective on the history and global popularity of the iconic doll. Over the last 60 years, Barbara Millicent Roberts, better known as Barbie, has “knock[ed] down every linguistic, cultural, social, and anthropological barrier,” making her the perfect subject for one of the museum’s long-running features. The exhibition will run from October 28, 2015 to March 13, 2016, and will cater to both children and adults.

Curated by Massimiliano Capella in collaboration with Mattel, the exhibit is designed with five sections to highlight Barbie’s influence in fashion, culture and history. The first area, Barbie is Fashion, showcases some of the close ties between Barbie and the fashion industry. Dolls on display will include rare, collectable pieces by designers like Dior, Gucci, Prada, Valentino and Givenchy to name a few. The second section, Barbie Family, will highlight Barbie’s friends and family like Ken, Skipper and her many, many pets. Here kids can play with reproductions of Barbie’s dream house.

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