barbie’s body has come under criticism for offering
girls unrealistic expectations of womanhood, and even for
inspiring eating disorders and related pathologies.
barbie performed an array of powerful careers, has a closet
full of couture, a doting metrosexual boyfriend and very little
pressure to marry and procreate. that’s why barbie looks pretty
good, for a woman of a certain age. for the 50th anniversary of
barbie, designboom presents a snapshot report with over 100
images of the making of barbie, from a designer’s point of view.