Las Vegas Strip to host first stop on Barbie Cultural Icons Tour
Las Vegas has always been home to the biggest names in the entertainment industry. And now, one of the biggest names of the past 60 years is coming to the Strip.
Barbie: A Cultural Icon will debut on October 22 and will last almost 3 months in The Shops at Crystals. The exhibit will showcase the very first Barbie doll produced in 1959, then guide visitors through its changes through the decades, paying homage to Barbie and the world around her.
The exhibit will also feature over 150 vintage dolls, life-size artifacts and fashion pieces that will come to life, and videos and interviews with Barbie designers will expand the story.
“We are thrilled to partner with Illusion Projects to bring Barbie: A Cultural Icon to Las Vegas,” Julie Freeland, senior director of location-based entertainment for Mattel, said in a statement. “Barbie is a brand that has evolved over generations, and we can’t wait for fans of all ages to take a journey through time with us. “
The exhibit is slated to be shot after its Las Vegas run, but organizers felt Nevada was the perfect location for the launch.
“Much of the entertainment and fashion culture of Las Vegas is reflected in the generations of Barbies,” said Pete Housley, executive director of the show. “The Barbie exhibit is perfectly positioned in the middle of The Shops at Crystals, alongside many of the world famous fashion brands that Barbie has worn over the decades.”
This is something new for The Shops at Crystals, a place that even many Las Vegas residents are unfamiliar with. Much like Caesars’ most famous Forum Shops and Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, The Shops at Crystals features dozens of top stores.
Located in the city center between Aria and New York New York, the shops have 49 luxury brands such as Christian Dior, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Tag Heuer, etc.
“Barbie has an amazing and inspiring story. There’s a real sense of nostalgia when you see what was going on in the world, and in the world of Barbie, when you were a kid – and then follow the story of how it impacts our world today. hui, ”said Tim Clothier, CEO of Illusion Projects. Inc.
Discounted presale tickets for the exhibit are $ 49.95 for adults and teens, $ 39.95 for those aged 55 and over and military personnel, and $ 29.95 for children under 3 to 12 years old.