March 01, 2011

70s Fashion Parade, part 1

After being packed away for at least 15 years, I had a hankering to have a look at my old paper dolls!  I can't say that I forgot which ones I had, but I did forget how crazy some of the fashions from the mid-1970s were.  So, here is a little fashion show I've set up for you.  Coming down the runway is flat-footed and pointy-footed Ballerina Barbie....
 ...wearing matching bell shaped dresses with giant pockets!  Oh no!  FF Barbie is wearing her bra on the outside of the dress!


Next up is Ken and Superstar Barbie...
Ken is sporting a conservative look with 100% polyester slacks and patterned shirt, and Barbie is all party! Kid's Party with that clown outfit!


Ken, Barbie and Barbie are back, tearing up the runway in sportswear....
Looks like Ballerina Barbie is going to have to find that kid's party, too.


And for the grand finale, the Barbies are back in evening wear...
..that defies explanation.  I can't image what occasion the red cape would be appropriate for.  Chinese New Years at Club 54?

6 comments:

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Oh, these were priceless. I had forgotten how really bad our clothes were back in the 70s. I try not to look at old photos of myself, especially the ones with gradient lens glasses. :)

acorn hollow said...

So funny, I loved paper dolls as a kid so sweet you saved them.
cathy

Protector of Vintage said...

Those paper dolls bring back wonderful memories!

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

Glad you've enjoyed them. More coming.

Uta said...

What is ballerina Barbie thinking? That cape make her look fat... she should have asked Ken's advice before going out in that one.

Rebecca Jean said...

Oh my! Those certainly are some interesting fashion choices. Barbie looks like she's a roller derby queen with those red and yellow striped socks. And that cape! tisk tisk Very unbecoming. She should have fired her stylist for that one!

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac