Barbie Doll Exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Posted on March 10, 2016

Barbie doll exhibition titled “Barbie, Life of an Icon” at the Musée des Arts décoratifs as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10th to September 18th, 2016.

“This is the first time that Barbie has received such an unconditional invitation by a French museum. Known for its design, fashion, toy and advertising collections, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the ideal venue to pay tribute to this iconic doll, whose story has many dimensions and has made an indelible mark on the socio-cultural history of toys in the 20th and 21st centuries. 700 Barbie dolls are thus deployed on 1500 m2, next to works from the collections of the Museum (dolls, gowns), but also works by contemporary artists, documents (newspapers, photos, video) that contextualize the « Barbie’s lives ».”

 

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