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I have enjoyed watching the Netflix series “The Toys That Made Us”. Each episode is the history behind a popular toy that has stood the test of time such as Star Wars and Barbie.
What was very interesting about Barbie is that her clothes are made from the same materials as our normal clothes are made from. They apply their magic after the material is made. And cut and tweaked to make it fit her.
They also had to originally make her body like a fashion mannequin. I studied fashion illustration. It’s a hobby I want to get back to at some point. And when drawing and showing off fashion on an illustration or mannequin the proportions are not realistic. The waste is tiny and the neck is longer to show off the clothes.
But the funniest part of the documentary is that the original doll was inspired by a doll from post-War Germany. Who was inspired by a racy cartoon. About a werkin’ gurrrl. They basically recycled her into the prototype Barbie 1.0
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