Barbie® announces the de Fashionistas® collection introducing three new more realistic body types and finally new diverse skin tones adding some realness in addition to the dolls existing collection.
Well, hello tall, petite and curvaceous Barbie® 3.0, the world of realism has finally set in without stereotyping anyone from any culture and/or ethnic background. The new Barbie collection also comes with a message: ‘You can be anything’ as a much-needed positive note. The company has also stated that they have the responsibility to give young girls (and boys) a broader vision on true beauty which has been an unrealistic one for decades and unfortunately still will be for decades to come.
The new collection introduces not only three new body shapes, but also a variety of hair-colors, skin tones and outfits.
Some of the new BARBIE® FASHIONISTAS™
Over the past 57 years Barbie has had 180 different career changes which is an accomplishment on its own. Though Barbie has and will be an inspiration to many and in life it is all about choices and not being afraid of who you truly want to be!
The number one sold (fashion)doll has always aimed to reflect on society and has earned her paycheck as well as iconic status throughout the years.
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The new 2016 Barbie® Fashionistas® collection will be available in March.
Images courtesy of Barbie®