Celebrating the doll--who was the first?

by Alison Rasmussen


Like many doll collectors, my first fashion doll was a Barbie. I received her when I was only 7 years old as a gift. I believe she was a Malibu Barbie, but I don't remember for sure, and I now longer own her.
As I got older, I started my own collection. My sister and I saved up our allowance and babysitting money week after week to buy the latest and greatest dolls. A few of the proudest purchases we made (that I can still remember) were:
  • Loving You Barbie
  • Fabulous Fur Barbie
  • Dream Date Barbie
  • Spring Time Magic outfit
  • Oscar de la Renta outfit