This last week, 57 years ago, Barbie was born in the fake town of Willows, Wisconsin. Barbara Millicent Roberts was first introduced to the world at the New York Toy Fair and every decade since her official “birth” has seen Barbie moving in and out of updated Dreamhouses. Beginning with the all-cardboard version in 1962, the colors were bold and bright in gold and orange, and there were slight nods to the Abstract Expressionist wave in art that was popular at the time. If you look closely, she also kept records in the house that featured real bands from the early ’60s. And today’s 2016 version happens to be the world’s first smart, interactive dollhouse.
Take a tour of all of her stylish Dreamhouses throughout the years.
(Photos, Mattel; via Vogue)