If you’re a girly girl and you love Barbie, get ready. The world’s largest Barbie museum has just opened it’s doors! Last week, I had the chance to attend the opening of Barbie Expo, the largest permanent exhibit of Barbie dolls in the world.
Now, if you are one of those people who is all about how Barbie doesn’t represent today’s woman and causes body issues bla bla bla, just STOP! This exhibit is not about all that. It’s an opportunity for the little girl in you to indulge in the beauty, sophistication and evolution of the iconic doll that was part of (mostly) all our childhoods.
The exhibit is housed in a massive 5,000-square-feet space in Les Cours Mont-Royal in Montreal. It includes more than 1,000 different Barbie dolls representing different generations, cultures, fashion houses, characters and celebrities.
If you love fashion, you’ll die over the collection of Barbies created by designers like, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Diane Von Furstenburg and Oscar de la Renta (just to name a few).
Barbie also represents some of the most famous names in entertainment, including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Beyonce, Lucille Ball and (my personal favourite) Audrey Hepburn.
The Barbie Expo is a non-profit exhibit so admission is free. However, guests can make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at their discretion.
Did you spot your favourite Barbie?