This guide traces the history of the world's favourite fashion doll ever since her debut at the New York Toy Fair in 1959. A photographic timeline traces the history and development of Barbie - both as a character and a doll - and her friends and family. Environment shots show Barbie in an array of fashion outfits. Close-ups show many more glamorous outfits and accessories. An exploration of Barbie's world, including her favourite houses, bedrooms and kitchens from the sixties onwards is given. It includes photographs of collectible Barbie dolls from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn.