What a doll! Barbie exhibit shows icon's evolution through the years

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll is on display during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls clothes are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll is on display during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll is displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls clothes are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll drawing is displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll is on display during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie doll wigs are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll is displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll is displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll is displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: A Barbie doll is on display during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition 'Barbie, life of an icon' at the Museum of Decorative Arts as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. More than 700 Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition which takes place from March 10 to September 18, 2016. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
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Over 700 Barbie dolls are now on intricate display as part of the newest exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 in Paris, France.

"Barbie, Life of an Icon" celebrates the doll's evolution since first launching in 1959, from once embodying the "American way of life" to eventually adapting to social, political and cultural changes through the years.

Barbie is shown in various outfits, scenarios and occupations, from a tourist on vacation to a model on the runway, accompanied by her ever-present boyfriend, Ken.

The exhibition takes place in Paris from March 10 to Sept. 18, 2016.

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