Vintage: Birthday Barbie

Barbie1The ever-present Barbie doll was launched March 9, 1959, launching a must-have toy for little girls for more than 50 years. Below: In 1963, in honor of Barbie’s 5th birthday, LIFE magazine  photographer Allan Grant photographed each of her 64 outfits, from evening gowns to beachwear.


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