2011KenRoses

50 years of Valentine’s Days and not a wrinkle!

The world’s most famous boy friend celebrates his birthday: Ken is 50, a little less than Barbie.
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In 2009, Barbie was celebrating her anniversary with great pomp. In France, the event was the opportunity for many creations by the greatest couturiers, for an exhibition at Colette‘s…
Ken shows a more humble maturity, though he is also a superb example of cult product, a reflection of our society.
Ken first appeared in public in February 1961 at the Toys International Fair of New York. As for Barbie, Ruth and Ellioth Hander – the creators of this fascinating couple – they decided to use the firstname of their child, Kenneth, to name the doll.
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When just born, Ken is puny and almost naked. As soon as the 70’s, he develops his muscles and dresses up! Dark-, brown- haired, or blond, he crosses the eras and the trends; his style is a testimony of men’s evolution. See for yourself, images in support!

Ken in 1978
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Ken in 1984
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Ken in 1992
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Ken in the 2000’s
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Ken in 2010
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Today, Ken is still a man of his time: he even has his pages on Facebook and Twitter!

Photos : ©Mattel

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