Vintage Barbie

I was a total Barbie girl when I was growing up.

I had the Barbie Ferrari, the Barbie game show, Doctor Barbie, California Barbie and Ken just to name a few. I even went to a dress up party as Barbie in a hot pink denim jacket and matching skirt. Did I look a thing like Barbie? No. Hideous? Yes. But that was the 90’s baby!

Christian Montone has one of the most extensive Flickr libraries. His pictures crop up in just about every search and it’s always his pictures that I end up choosing and putting on the blog.

 

So of course he has vintage Barbie. Who are we kidding?

Let’s look at Barbie shall we and then onto Ken.

 

Barbie and Ken 1961 Mattel Vintage Fashion Illustration Catalogs 1960s

 

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Barbie really is the epitome of style and sophistication. Ken on the other hand, let’s just say, is no Don Draper. Take it away Ken!

 

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Oh Ken, a tux is timeless we know but yet there is something not so chic about the knee high socks, white cheerleader pants and tennis cardigan.

Give me those men on Madison Ave at Sterling Cooper Draper Price ANY day of the the 60’s.

All pictures via Flickr. Click to see original.