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Barbie Doll Designs, Girls' Fashions and Mattel, Inc., History
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Ruth Handler, Barbie's innovative designer turned Mattel, Inc.'s fortunes around with the introduction of Barbie in 1959. Handler named her creation after her own daughter Barbie. Ruth's perceptiveness was apparent when her daughter was young and she observed her playing with paper dolls. She wanted to create a three-dimensional doll that was career-oriented and tailored for young girls.