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The Fashion Avenue line debuted in 1996, the copyright date on packages this year is 1995. There are no line names on packages this year, and a few share the same assortment number. They are pictured in groups in the catalog that are similar to the following years so I have listed them in these groups. The back of the packages have 5 different groupings of Barbie and Ken in a variety of the lines outfits. All in what looks like a museum background with two large pillars. You can see the back of the packages in some of the individual Complete Fashion posts. The inside of the package is cream with a light brown triple arch print that gives a gold tone look. There are two variations, one with printed wood shelves near the top of the arches, and one with two small tables and a wood stand. The accessories, usually purse and shoes, are attached to either the shelves or tables. Two of the Ken fashions have cardboard (also called chip board or paper) accessories.
Barbie doll’s hottest, trendiest and most glamorous fashions ever, with lots of realistic details. Cool Trend (Boutique), Denim, Outerwear (Boutique) and Short Glamour (Party) are part of a rolling mix which will be periodically refreshed. Each outfit has realistic details such as buttons and buckles. Girls will love dressing Barbie doll in these beautiful lingerie and lounge wear fashions. Each fashion includes a pretty coordinating vanity piece. The coolest fashions ever make Ken doll look as if he just stepped off the pages of a men’s fashion magazine! Four great new looks for Ken, each with realistic types of fabrics and lots of fashion detailing. Glamorous, fashionable evening looks for Barbie doll and Ken doll – perfect for really special dates! Each outfit has luxurious fabric, realistic details and special features including hosiery and coordinating handbags.
Above text adapted from 1996 Mattel USA Vendor Catalog.
- Boutique Assortment Numbers 14980 (USA) and 14364 (International)
- Party Assortment Numbers 14980 (USA) and 14364 (International)
- Lingerie Assortment Number 14292
- Denim Assortment Numbers 14980 (USA) and 14364 (International)
- Evening Wear Assortment Number 14307
- No separate Bridal line but 1 wedding gown in Evening Wear
- Ken Assortment Number 14679
- Zeller’s Store Exclusive Item number 15833