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  • Writer's pictureEllen Cheshire

When Barbie Went to Bologna

On 1 July 2016 I took time out of Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival in Bologna to take in an amazing exhibition of Barbie dolls. Little did I know that eight years later the whole world would be excitedly waiting for Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie. Only three weeks to go!


In the meantime enjoy some snaps from Barbie, The Icon at the Palazzo Albergatti.



Scarlett O'Hara/Vivien Leigh, Gone with the Wind and Jackie Kennedy


A selection of Audrey Hepburn/Hubert de Givenchy Barbies.


Star Trek Barbies

Tattood Barbie & Cinema Usherette Barbie

Waitress Barbie and Race Car Driver Barbie

Nurse Barbie and Olympian Barbie

Grease's Pink Ladies as Barbies

Grace Kelly Barbies

Gap and casual Barbie

Ancient Civilizations Barbies

Designer Barbies: Karl Lagerfeld & Moschino


Barbie Unicorn and Barbie Liberty

Barbie swinging on the moon and a trapeze

Barbie on a night out!

Barbie's out of this world! I Dream of Jeannie & Astronaut Barbie

Ballgown Barbies

For much better quality... and more photos from this exhibiton you can buy the book Barbie: The Icon.

And until the Barbie movie opens, enjoy the trailer!



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