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Great Fashions of the 20th Century Barbie Collection

Updated on September 10, 2014

Are you a big fan of Barbie?

This lens includes Barbie dolls wearing the classic look of the 20th century -- from 1910 to 1970. Enjoy the elegance of the beautifully tailored flowing dresses made into perfection coupled with stunning earring and well-decorated caps . If you are a Barbie collector, this is a perfect addition to your items. Behold the gorgeous beauties of the century.

Welcome to the lens on The Great Fashion of the 20th Century Barbie Dolls.

In the photo is Promenade in The Park Barbie Doll Collector Edition - Great Fashions of 20th Century 1910s - 1st in Series (1997)

1910s - Promenade in the Park Barbie - ~ 1st in the Great Fashions of the 20th Century Series

1920s - D@nce Till Dawn Barbie - ~ 2nd doll in the Great Fashions of the 20th century Series

Mattel Great Fashions Dance 'Til Dawn Barbie Doll 1998
Mattel Great Fashions Dance 'Til Dawn Barbie Doll 1998

This 20th century Dance Till Dawn Barbie is the second doll in the series. It models a lavender dress typical of the fashions of the time. She wears a beaded necklace and earrings. Around her fashionably bobbed blonde hair, she wears a purple headband with feather plumes. Her dress is further accented with a lovely feather boa.

 

1930s - Steppin' Out - ~ 3rd doll in the Great Fashions of the 20th century Series

Barbie Collector Edition Steppin' Out "Great Fashions of the 20th Century" 1930s
Barbie Collector Edition Steppin' Out "Great Fashions of the 20th Century" 1930s

Editorial Review

by Nadine Mendoza

Exactly who she's steppin' out with is up to you. This 1930s Steppin' Out Barbie collectible doll, with her pouffy platinum hair and her rouge-red lips, is glamour personified. 1930s Steppin' Out Barbie has a Marilyn Monroe-meets-Marlene Dietrich resemblance. She comes with a brush you're not likely to use, a real feather boa, and a sheer black shawl/scarf. More 80s Dynasty than 1930s-era style, her long black dress with gold criss-cross top fishtails at the bottom. She also comes with a stand.

 

1940s - Fabulous Forties (40's) Barbie

Great Fashions of the 20th Century Fabulous Forties(40's) Barbie; Fourth in Series
Great Fashions of the 20th Century Fabulous Forties(40's) Barbie; Fourth in Series

Editorial Review

Alison Golder

Fourth in the Great Fashions of the 20th Century series, this collectible Fabulous Forties Barbie reflects all the elegance of that exciting time, when Hollywood's glamour carried over into women's fashion with a dramatic, elegant flair. Barbie steps out in style with a beautifully tailored, satiny slim-cut skirt and crepe jacket in a deep ruby red. The full-length sweeping skirt features a thigh-high slit, and the smart, structured-fit crimson jacket comes with a sash belt. Her black faux fur stole drapes over one arm, as Barbie clutches her small black handbag. Perched atop h

 

1950s - Nifty Fifties 50's Barbie

1960's - Groovy Sixties Barbie

Barbie - Groovy 60's (sixties) Collector Doll - Great Fashions of the 20th Century Collection
Barbie - Groovy 60's (sixties) Collector Doll - Great Fashions of the 20th Century Collection

Editorial Review

Diane Beall

1960s Barbie--from Mattel's Great Fashions of the 20th Century collection--recalls the upbeat, celebrated moments of the '60s in one groovy, albeit clashing, outfit. You can just see her in line for Beatles tickets--mascara in overdrive, short red hair with lots of bangs, near-florescent lipstick. The dress features a floral print top and miniskirt of turquoise vinyl. Her many large, white accessories include a wide belt, clutch bag, fishnet stockings, go-go boots, giant hoop earrings, shades, and a cool riding cap. Over it all is a hot pink, wooly mammoth of a coat, made of shaggy fur. The doll comes with display stand and certificate of authenticity.

 

1970s - Barbie Peace & Love 70's

Barbie Peace & Love 70's Collector Doll: Great Fashions of the 20th Century Collection
Barbie Peace & Love 70's Collector Doll: Great Fashions of the 20th Century Collection

Editorial Review

Marcie Bovetz

Barbie revisits the era of peace protests and smiley face buttons in this seventh entry in Mattel's Great Fashions of the 20th Century collection. The designers at Mattel must have had a great time remembering all the fashion accents of the hippie era, and this Barbie has all of them: a cotton peasant shirt with embroidered trim, a pretend suede vest, a long, fringed belt, and outrageously wild patchwork bell-bottom pants. (Did we really wear those?) Her accessories include beads with a peace symbol, hoop earrings, platform sandals with ankle ties, pink granny glasses, a flowered bandana, a brown faux leather purse, and a display stand. She has flowing, waist- length hair, of course, and her right hand is formed into the peace sign. Far out, Barbie.

 
Ken # 1 Harley Davidson Ken Doll by Mattel
Ken # 1 Harley Davidson Ken Doll by Mattel

This is Ken #1 - The first Ken in the Harley Davidson Series - Ken doll looks very cool in a black faux leather motorcycle jacket with a Harley-Davidson logo on the back, a Harley T-shirt, and torn faded blue jeans. His blue eyes, ponytail and goatee are sure to catch Barbie doll's eye! Often paired with Harley Barbie # 3 - her coll brunette looks compliment Ken's rugged good looks!!

 

PoLL; Who's the fairest of them all?

From which decade among the dolls is your favorite?

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Which among the dolls is your favorite? - have you picked the fairest of them all?

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      blackcardigan2 5 years ago

      Good lens of black cardigan, Each and every point is good enough. Thanks for sharing with us your wisdom.

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Excellent Barbie Collection. She sure is popular. I received my first Barbie in the 60s and I think she was wearing a long evening gown. I'm amazed at all of her beautiful outfits and the amazing lenses featuring her throughout the years.