Phoenix Vintage Society - Barbie & the Power of Pink Fashion

Sat Feb 24 2024 at 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Phoenix Art Museum | Phoenix

Von Sweets Productions
Publisher/HostVon Sweets Productions
Phoenix Vintage Society - Barbie & the Power of Pink Fashion
Join the Phoenix Vintage Society for a tour at the Phoenix Art Museum through the Barbie & the Power of Pink Fashion exhibits!
About this Event

We have booked a private docent-led tour for the brand new Barbie & Power of Pink Fashion exhibits at the Phoenix Art Museum. Afterwards, we will have dinner together at the Art Bar (pay for meals on your own).

Tour is $30 per person and group size is capped at 20, so don't delay in reserving your spot!

Parking is complimentary on the north side of the meseum. Tour starts promptly at 3:00pm, so please arrive early for parking and finding your way to the visitor's desk in the main entrance lobby.

More Exhibit Information:

Barbie - Created by Illusion Projects and Mattel, Inc., Barbie®: A Cultural Icon examines the Barbie brand’s 60+ year history and the doll’s global impact on pop culture. Across six distinct sections, visitors experience more than 250 vintage dolls—including the original Barbie—from the collections of private collector David Porcello and Mattel, life-size fashion designs, exclusive interviews, and narrative sections that consider the style trends, careers, and identities that Barbie has embodied and popularized over the decades.

The major exhibition begins with the Barbie origin story and presents all 22 original ensemble outfits, while subsequent areas consider the influence of the Space Age; the creation of Christie, the first Black doll; the arrival of Ken; and the creation of the Barbie Dreamhouse™. Barbie also appears in the iconic fashions of the 1970s, including Groovy Style, beachwear, and disco-themed designs, while sections on the 1980s and 1990s present a selection of diverse Barbie dolls that represent a range of ethnicities, body types, and careers. The exhibition culminates in the 2000s, spotlighting the continued diversification of characters within the Barbie universe and connecting them to contemporary fashion trends, perspectives, and identities.

In addition to vintage dolls, historical objects, and life-size fashion designs, Barbie®: A Cultural Icon features video interviews with Barbie designers on five custom-made Barbie Dreamhouse TVs and five unique photo opportunities, including a life-size Barbie Mirror-Pink Corvette with which guests can interact.

Power of Pink Fashion - The Power of Pink explores the complex history of the popular yet controversial color and its impact on fashion and pop culture. Drawn entirely from the renowned PhxArt fashion-design collection, The Power of Pink celebrates the complex history of the color pink, which is typically associated with feminine expression. The exhibition traces the history of the hue and the evolution of its role in fashion, from its origins in 17th-century France, where it was worn by both men and women as a symbol of status, luxury, and power, to 1940s North America, when mass-marketing efforts began to gender the color, assigning pink to girls and blue to boys. Featuring more than 10 garments and ensembles, The Power of Pink encourages thoughtful examination of the color and its influence on major designers such as Gianfranco Ferré, Christian Dior, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, and more. The exhibition is presented in conversation with major exhibition , created by Illusion Projects and curated by Karan Feder, in collaboration with Mattel.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, United States


USD 30.00

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