Barbie was presented as a teenager dressed in the latest fashion. Blonde and wearing a striped black and white suit, the doll was born with the body of a model, long legs and thin waist, the perfect measures for its 29 inches tall. She already had models of clothes and accessories that could be exchanged, in fact, anything that might identify the young universe of the late 50s: Round dresses, cigarette pants, gloves and even a model to go to work as a 3d mink strip designer.
Dxnat producers of toys were skeptical about the success of the doll, but the reaction of the mothers of the girls was totally different. They loved the doll since its launch. After all, Barbie was beautiful, slender, emancipated, wore makeup, had no children and had time to invest in her careers, but not for taking care of household chores. In short, it was the opposite of the stereotype of the American housewife of the postwar period. In the first year of existence, the doll sold 351 000 units. In the following years BARBIE followed fashion trends with its collection of styles and models like in the 60s, where she represented the typical American girl, with her twin-set in wool and strips of hair (wigs that come in three colors: blond, brown and redhead). In 1962, she dressed like Jacqueline Kennedy, of elegance and good taste with the famous pink suit; in 1965 she won flexible legs and in 1968 won a more youthful face look, with long 3d mink strip and blue eyes. Closing the decade, flowery 3d mink strip , psychedelic prints and large glasses entered in the doll wardrobe.