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Parade of Homes Tour – Dinner – Live Auction

Back on DREAMHOUSE™ Drive, Barbie® is hosting an elegant poolside party this evening for the Parade of Homes Tour. But she can’t finish the interior design until she decorates one more room, with one last furnishing, and discover which suspect misplaced the blueprints.  

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MCM home architecture also incorporated the outdoor areas with dramatic walkways, modern sculpture gardens, large patios and pools. With designs that seem destined to become popular entertaining spots, elegant outdoor “poolside” parties became popular, with outdoor grilling and tropical-themed mixed drinks.


Downtown department stores offered shoppers personalized service and introduced the latest styles with imported fabrics in their spacious, special occasion ladies’ showrooms. Sheer silk organza cued the background for festive, rich, allover embroidery on the “whirly” skirt silhouette. It has a fitted bodice, cinched waist and all-around shirring that flows into a large and dramatic skirt.


Gentlemen enjoyed new, lightened-up colors, especially in summer. Cream, light blue, tan, and silver-grey tailored suits were made in textured “tropical weight” fabrics such as linen, seersucker, worsted wool and synthetic blends.

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*Dress for the theme suggestion: Come dressed in your favorite 1964-era-inspired whirly dress or light suit, a similar Barbie® or Ken® fashion, poolside party fashion, or as a member of the department store staff.

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