On March 9th, Barbie turned 60 and toy maker Mattel celebrates this milestone with the release of an anniversary Barbie doll. Reflecting the social movements of today, the company embraces diversity and makes the toy available in two different skin tones.
To mark the occasion, Mattel dresses the anniversary Barbie dolls in exquisite silver gowns that communicate luxury. As 60th anniversaries are often referred to as diamond anniversaries, the toy maker decks out the miniature dresses with playful silver sparkles. The extravagant outfits are finished off with a black waist ribbon, as well as loop earrings and smokey makeup.
For collectors, the anniversary Barbie dolls are bound to be a hot commodity as they not only celebrate an extensive history but signify a distinct and powerful cultural shift toward equality.