A bunch of Barbie dolls sitting on a mantle. They are made up of all different ethnicities and are wearing a variety of outfits.

How Barbie Found Her Style

Feb 18, 2021

A conversation with one of the original Barbie designers, Carol Spence‪r‬

We are so excited to have Carol Spencer, former designer for the Barbie doll on our podcast! We first learned about Carol when she participated in a webinar with National Arts Club. Carol is the author of “Dressing Barbie: A Celebration of the Clothes That Made America’s Favorite Doll and the Incredible Woman Behind Them.” She started working at Mattel in 1963 and created the image we know of as Barbie. She worked there until 1999. 

This episode is a great reminder of how fashion reflects the times & what’s happening in the world. You can gather so much information about different points in history simply by looking at the clothes people wore. Another big takeaway from this episode is to never stop learning and always keep up with the times, new technologies and trends. We can’t wait for you to learn all about her incredible career and book in this episode. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

National Arts Club webinar

Carol’s Facebook

Carol Spencer
Carol Spencer with some of her Barbie Doll Fashions
Carol Spencer holding her book
Carol’s book
Carol’s book
Carol’s book
Carol holding her book

The Style That Binds Us


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