This post was inspired by Twyla and Lindsey's Barbie Wednesdays posts, and by having seen Jacqueline Kennedy on the news programs recently, with all the talk about inauguration dresses. Here is one of my vintage Barbies in her Bell Dress:
I had found this picture of Jackie a while back, and I saw that her frock was similar. Sorry I don't know who designed her dress, but perhaps Oleg Cassini?:
Barbie's dress came in three colors "orange" (which is more of a peachy salmon color to me!), pink, and blue. With pearls - I don't have those - but Jackie did! Here is the dress on two different page-spreads from 1962 Barbie booklets:
I have said before that if I became a billionaire, one of the first things I would try to do is amass a HUGE vintage Barbie collection. I would want EVERYTHING. Yes, it's my childhood doll dream.