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Austrian Embassy hosts "The Barbie Story, Seoul,"
Largest Barbie Exhibition Underway in Seoul
2,100 Fashionable Dolls Displayed at Seoul Arts Center
James Bond Barbie

Thousands of Barbie dolls are currently displayed in the world's largest Barbie doll exhibition in Seoul.

Seoul is the first city in Asia where "The Barbie Story" world-tour exhibition is held in celebration of 45th anniversary of Barbie's birth.

"The Barbie Story, Seoul," which started on Dec. 10, 2005, will run until Jan. 28, 2006 at Seoul Arts Center's Design Museum in Seocho-Dong, Gangnam-gu, southern part of the capital city.

Some 2,100 items of Barbie dolls owned by 360 collectors around the world were presented for this Seoul exhibition. Most dolls are donned in clothes made by the famous local fashion designers.

Marilyn Monroe Barbie

Among the eye catching fashion clothes a doll wearing New York-based global fashion designer Bob Mackie's works of art, a doll in a dress dotted with diamonds estimated at 20 million won (some 200,000 US dollars). Scores of Barbie dolls are wearing Korean tradition clothes of hanbok.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Austrian Embassy in Seoul. Austrian Ambassador to Seoul Wilhelm Donko hosted a reception for the show on Dec. 10, 2005.

"Seoul is the first city in Asia, where it is on display," said Amb. Donko. "I hope that Korean viewers will have a great pleasure with this exhibition."

"The Barbie Story" gleaned an international acclamation while the exhibition went from one country to another in nearly all continents.

After the Seoul exhibition "The Barbie Story" will head to the port city of Busan in South Korea, Tokyo, and France.

The exhibition opens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday from Dec. 10 to Jan. 28,2006.

Other Photos of "The Barbie Story" Exhibition

Barbie wearing Korean tradition clothes of Hanbok

Scarlet O'Hara Barbie

Audrey Hepburn Barbie

For details or inquiries call the Seoul Arts Center's Design Museum at 02-580-1536-9.






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