Fashion Facts, the idea of Barbie

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The idea of Barbie came about when a woman named Ruth Handler was watching her daughter play with dolls.


In the 1950’s, girls of all ages only had paper or cardboard dolls to play with and preferred to play with cut outs of teenagers and adult dolls.


So, Ruth Handler thought to make The Teenage Fashion Doll for older girls, as a three dimensional doll, called Barbie, named after her daughter Barbara.


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