The Making of Barbie Fashion Designer

The release of the Barbie Fashion Designer CD-ROM in 1996 represents one of the most important moments in the girls' game movement of the 1990s. Its commercial success led both Mattel and other software publishers to incorporate girls' traditional play patterns—which previously had mostly been ignored—into software and video games. Jesyca Durchin was the producer of Barbie Fashion Designer at Mattel Media, and she shares the fascinating tale of how America's favorite fashion doll went from catwalk to CD-ROM.

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