A year after her introduction, Barbie doll is the hottest selling fashion doll of all time. Number 5 is released, featuring different hair colors, including a shade of red known as titian. And the new Bubble Cut hairstyle is popular, courtesy of Jacqueline Kennedy.
Enchanted Evening, a charming pink satin gown, debuts this year. This fashion becomes a collector favorite, and is produced again in 1996.
Barbie gets a boyfriend when Ken doll enters the picture. He's 1/2" taller than Barbie and has short, flocked brown or blonde hair, blue eyes and movable head, arms and legs. He's ready for a day at the beach with bathing trunks, sandals and a towel. Read more
In the year of 1961 the world was introduced to Barbie's new boyfriend, Ken. And now thanks to the power of the Internet and YouTube, we get to enjoy the very first commercial that Ken was ever featured in today. Go ahead and check out the old 1961 Barbie commercial below now...