ZELDIS MCDONOUGH, YONA
Following the success of the special Ultimate Collection edition published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Barbie, Assouline has created a trade edition of this limited volume. With a colorful blend of nostalgia and whimsy, Barbie presents this totemic figure as never before seenin portraits of vintage figures and accessories and in vivid dioramas of the doll at work and play.
McDonough has chronicled the history and life in fashion of this cultural icon, imagining her as a woman of mystery, glamour, and fun. A muse for children and adults, designers and artists, writers and cultural critics, Barbie remains a powerfully evocative and enigmatic reflection of our dreams, our hopes, and ourselves.
About the Author
Yona Zeldis McDonough is the editor of The Barbie Chronicles. Her essays, articles and fiction have appeared in numerous national and literary publications.