Forever Young

Forever Young? Of course Barbie is but we are talking about a person who made our child dream dolls reality, the designer at Mattel Cynthia Young. One of the best examples is Perfume Pretty Barbie that made Cynthia win the Oscar of the toy world for her design, the Doll of the Year Award. "The very first doll that I designed after joining Mattel was Perfume Pretty. That was our lead glamour doll of the year. She was ultrafeminine, a little girl's dream" Cynthia Young -Contemporary Barbie dolls 1980 and beyond- by Jane Sarasohn-Khan Perfume Pretty was the lead doll in a line full of "play value", long manes to comb, african american version for #KenandBarbie, superstar facemold, multiposition dresses, Ken with a perfume as a gift for his date and a Steffie face doll, what more could we ask for? A Paris based perfumist since the fragance that included the line was made by a french parfumier who gifted a full size bottle to each one of Mattel's team personal. But Perfume Pretty Barbie wasn't the only hit that Cynthia had for she designed Barbie Glitter Hair too, pretty successful after Carol Spencer's best seller Totally Hair Barbie the year before, and Starlight Dance Classique Barbie signed by herself in a collector line in which Mattel's designers could sign their doll creations. Her stunning dolls were not a surprise coming from someone who, before joining Mattel, had worked designing celebrity gowns in Beverly Hills for no other than Naeem Khan known for his intrincated dresses and who, at the same time, had been Halston pupil! For us, who grew with that dream dolls, it's important to know what lead to those creations and who was behind them because those persons became an important part of our childhood and, in a way, they had a little part of everyone of us too so we'll stay ¡forever young!