• Why have designers robbed Barbie and blown up her heels?

    4 days ago - By Dazed Digital

    When thinking about fashion - plastic, shallow, culture-defining - it's often helpful to return to the academia that surrounds Barbie. Not scientist Barbie, but Dawn Heinecken, an American writer who claimed Barbie ossified the standards of a slender yet busty beauty; a fashion doll that simultaneously produced a message of passive femininity and empowerment. “Barbie the idealised American beauty is alsohellip;
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