Since her creation in 1959, Barbie has broken cultural, social, and linguistic barriers, all while showcasing a fabulous fashion sense. Organized into five sections: Barbie Is Fashion; Barbie's Family; Dolls of the World; Barbie's Careers; and Queen, Diva and Celebrity, Barbie as Global Icon, Barbie: The Icon celebrates the impact Barbie has had in culture for three generations in everything from style, to fashion, to careers, that makes her the voice of the contemporary woman, the voice of pop culture, and the image of a genuine living legend. This deluxe compendium comes complete with a ribbon marker, teal silkscreened edges, and a clear acetate jacket to protect the stunning cover art. Thoroughly researched and beautifully designed, this oversize, exquisite edition is at once a collector's item and the ultimate resource for all things Barbie, perfect for the discerning collector, the lifelong fan, or even those fascinated by one of the biggest icons in American pop culture.
Massimiliano Capella, is an art and fashion historian, and a professor of the History of Fashion at University of Bergamo. He has also written numerous books about theatre, fashion, and costume, including Versace. The Genius of Fashion and Art (Mazzotta), Italian Excellence: Art, Fashion and Taste in the Advertising Icons (Silvana), Il Teatro Degli Artisti (Silvana), Style on Stage (Art DECO), and Roberto Capucci. La ricerca della regalita (Allemandi).