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Barbie Fashion: The Complete History of the Wardrobes of Barbie Doll, Her Friends and her Family, Vol. 1: 1959-1967 (Barbie Doll Fashion) Hardcover – October, 1990

4.9 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in the Barbie Doll Fashion Series

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books (October 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891454187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891454182
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #539,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Current clothes for Barbie are gorgeous, but I just can't help getting caught up in the past -- and a peek and the thousands of photos in this book and the description of the dresses is just wonderful. And the best news is, these outfits are still available from vendors of vintage Barbie! They aren't that expensive when you consider their age.
They say never judge a book by it's cover. Any Barbie lover will doubt that notion when they see this cover! A blown up shot of our gorgeous #1 hero (pun intended, the doll shown is the first Barbie ever made!).
I purchased this book because I have always collected Barbie and I love Barbie clothes, especially ball gowns. Oh, the current clothes sold in stores are beautiful, but the old clothes are just hot, hot, hot! What made me purchase this fashion book in particular was the other customer reviews in Amazon.com; these other customers were definitely satisfied and described just what I was looking for -- photos and descriptions of the clothes along with their number in their series (like the 800, 900, 1600 series for Barbie and the 700 series for Ken). That way, when you shop on the internet and a vendor says it has no. 816, you can look in the book and see what it is and if you want it!
I can't say enough about Sarah Sink Eames except she's certainly done her homework, and readers should keep up with her work! Give this book a look-see, readers, you'll be glad you did!
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Format: Hardcover
This book and its companion volume, 'Barbie Doll Fashion: 1968-1974', are without doubt the most beautiful and informative books on the market for the vintage Barbie collector today. They are very well-written, with lovely photographs of absolutely pristine examples of each outfit, enough to make you drool over on every single page!
'Barbie Fashion, 1959-1967' contains fashions not only for Barbie, but for her friends and family as well. These include original outfits, Pak outfits, and every outfit available from 1959 to 1967. Also included are some very interesting prototypes and foreign outfits.
Each outfit is described in detail, with a photograph showing the outfit and all accessories next to it, laying flat. Some outfits are shown on the doll. The photography is stunning, by far the best of any Barbie book I've ever seen.
'Barbie Fashion, 1959-1967' isn't just informative, it's a catalogue of dreams to build on, and a fun book just to sit and look at. You'll never be sorry you own it!
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Format: Hardcover
This is it! The absolute best! An encyclopedia of every outfit you dreamed about in living color. Very helpful in identifying outfits, accessories, names of friends/family and the year they were introduced. Wonderful pictures of every outfit with all accessories, right down to the earings. Nice captions under each outfit with extra information, item number, and name of the outfit. Priceless in organizing your new finds or getting things all together for selling. Felt price guide in back overestimated values.
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By A Customer on February 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is the first book I bought when I started collecting Barbie doll accessories. I learned quite a bit from reading this book and refer to it quite often. It gives great cronological history and a good picture of every out fit by year introduced. The outfits that are pictured modeled by dolls have the period appropriate doll to go along. There's a price guide included too. Highly recommend.
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Format: Hardcover
Sarah Sink Eames has done alot of homework, footwork, eyework. This book is the most complete guide I have ever read. I have shopped the world over for Barbie and accessories and just find I could not buy anything else without this book. I won't go anywhere without it.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is the Bible on Barbie Doll fashions, I use it as a guide for buying vintage outfits and it has never let me down. I am so impress that I am buying Ms Eames second book.
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Format: Hardcover
full descriptions of Barbie clothes through the years. this book makes it eady to identify what outfit you have and the correct accessories that go with them. even if you aren't a collector of Barbie fashions you can follow the fashion trends through the years. You may even remember owning simalar clothing
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For any serious collector of vintage Barbie doll, this book is the best resource available. I have many other books on early Barbie and her fashions, but this volume is the one that I consistently use. It is an accurate, comprehensive chronology of Barbie doll, her family and friends from 1959 through 1967. The photographs alone are worth purchasing the book. The colors are vibrant and crisp. Each fashion is pictured with all of its original components. This is of great value to the collector in putting together an outfit. I keep this book by my computer for reference when making vintage Barbie doll purchases or bidding on online auctions. I cannot imagine collecting Barbie doll items without it!
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