Barbie was born in 1959 and has been a source of inspiration since then.
Not only she inspires young girls, she has also become an iconic figure many artists and creative souls like to reinterpret, questionning beauty ideals and stereotypes.
Old TV commercial from the 70’s
Andy Warhol pop-culture-inspired art, “Barbie” (synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 1985)
Jocelyne Grivaud, Barbie x Chanel
Barbie tired of being sweet and well-behaved
Jason Freeny, sculpture of an anatomical Barbie
Campaign from Active Life Movement showing an obese Barbie
Perfect eyes and perfect smile?