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In 1997 Mattel added Fashion Avenue line names to the packages, this line has Deluxe on the packages even though the 1996 and 1997 catalogs and future packages list it as Evening Wear or Eveningwear. This year one wedding gown is included in the Evening Wear line, but it is a repeat from last year. There is also a separate Bridal line. This year’s Evening Wear includes all fashions from 1996, with three new fashions for Barbie.
Assortment Number 17330
Item Number 15894 – Fuchsia gown, boa.
Item Number 15895 – Blue glitter gown.
Item Number 15896 – Pink/black outfit.
Item number 14398 – Full flowing lace-embellished white wedding gown with bouquet and veil. (1996 re-issue)
Item Number 14303 – Gold-colored paisley gown with ribbon criss-cross bodice. Matching purse and shoes. (1996 re-issue)
Item number 14305 – Hot pink sparkly gown with fur-like trim. (1996 re-issue)
Item number 14306 – Maroon long velvet-like gown with puffy sleeves. Matching purse and shoes. (1996 re-issue)
Item number 14678 – Ken doll’s tuxedo has a one-piece check vest, blue tie, white shirt and slacks. (1996 re-issue)
Above text adapted from 1997 Mattel USA Vendor Catalog.