Barbie® as Creative Inspiration

Insights and Stories that thread our fascination with fashion.

Barbie® has been a muse to many artists over the past 5+ decades – including Andy Warhol and Peter Max.

Over the years, Barbie® doll has always been a reflection of the times, art, and fashion whether following style trends or blazing her own fashion trail.   Today, Barbie® is the most popular doll in the world.   She is a worldwide fashion muse and pop culture icon for girls of all ages.

Barbie® boasts five decades of fashion heritage, working with more fashion designers than any other brand in the world.

Barbie® has collaborated with more than 75 different fashion designers and has served as creative inspiration to more than 150 famous designers.

“As a little girl, I spent countless hours playing with my Barbie dolls, even designing and sewing one-of-a-kind outfits for the doll. I guess you could say Barbie gave me my start as a designer.” 

– Cynthia Rowley


Feature Image:  Vintage Barbie® dressed in “It’s Cold Outside” hat and coat ensemble – Rhonda Hill’s collection.

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Rhonda P. Hill

Founder, Publishing Editor

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