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Happy Birthday, Barbie: Q&A with Robin Gerber, author of Barbie and Ruth

Read this interview with Robin Gerber, author of Barbie and Ruth.

Boomer girls grew up playing with Barbie and her boyfriend Ken, clothing them with miniature couture designs and our own imaginations. Over the decades, Barbie grew as we did, adapting to many personas—a flight attendant, an astronaut, a gold medal gymnast, a presidential candidate, to name a few—and survived numerous wardrobe adjustments and feminist barbs along the way. Paying tribute to her evolving look, designers even created a show for her during New York’s Fashion Week this February. And today, March 9, Barbie celebrates her 50th birthday. … Back to Article

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