1960s Barbie doll wearing vintage Japanese clothing -
courtesy of You Tube
Fashion Luncheon 1966-1967 - Many will recognize this
favorite outfit, Mattel recently reproduced it for those not
so fortunate to get their hands on this one as a child,
looking a little closer particularly at the booklet - will let
you in on the clue that this Fashion Luncheon outfit is MIB and was sold only in Japan.
Outfit consists of a pink
sheath dress with the top portion being satin and the skirt a
nice textured woven cotton, matching jacket with a diamond pin
jabot, satin hat with decorative attached flowers, long white
tricot gloves and light pink closed toe heels shoes and the
Japanese booklet with the TNT Barbie's on the cover.
Photo courtesy of Jeannie Bub.
Tour 1966-1967 - This outfit is another of Jeannie's
sold only in Japan
finds, Jeannie told us she had an Aunt who resided in Japan in
the 1960s and collected some Barbie stuff during this
time. Her Aunt then told her she could pick out a few
pieces to keep. Jeannie wondered what kind of a value
these would have in today's market, so she wandered over here and posted a note
on our forum board. Now we all get to see her wonderful
London Tour outfit is the
same as the one sold in the USA, but again you can see the
TNT Barbie's on the booklet cover and the booklet will be in
Japanese text. Ecru double breasted vinyl coat, matching
hat and bag, turquoise sheer scarf and ecru closed toe heel
shoes. Photo courtesy
of Jeannie Bub.
bookthat we are aware
of that features Japanese outfits for both
Barbie and Francie dolls, is byKeiko
Kimura Shibano, which is now out of print.
below four European market fashions were not sold
in the United States,
are highly prized by Barbie collectors and are difficult to
doll 1677 Gala A Bend (1967)
White brocade gown and
matching long coat with blue satin lining and
white fur collar, white tricot gloves, silver
dimple clutch and clear open toe heel shoes with
Note: These are not the only four European
exclusive Barbie outfits, just the ones
we have found
Barbie doll 1679 Sorbonne (1967)
velveteen two piece; top with striped knit sleeves,
green solid a-line skirt, black eyeglasses,
school books with black strap and green closed
Barbie doll Atelierfest Rosarie or Pink Parfait (abt.
Sheer pink halter top bodysuit with two
sheer ruffles on collar and a diamond pin, black
a-line skirt (from Solo in Spotlight
material), pale pink tricot gloves, pearl
snake bracelet, pink clutch purse with diamond
bead closure, pink closed toe heel shoes or black spike heels, a
pink "Barbie" filigree hanger. (higher value with black spikes).
Doll - 1969 Pink Masquerade German outfit
modeled on a 1969 Truly
Scrumptious Doll, 11 1/2" tall
This Barbie doll pink Masquerade outfit, appears to have
been made from some of the same fabrics as the 1969 Truly
Scrumptious doll's original long pink gown. Outfit consists of a black body suit with
attached black sparkly patterned hose, short pink gathered skirt
with hot pink ruffle, pale pink lined train with black flocked
overskirt in tulle with a ruffle, matching pink hat, pink tricot
short gloves, black plastic eye mask and black pilgrim shoes.
This Barbie masquerade outfit was only
available in Germany, not sold in the USA or Japan markets.
There is also a similar 1977 pink
masquerade outfit, # 9472 Fashion Originals, made for the Barbie
Superstar doll who is 18" tall, also sold only in the European