Francie & Friends Dolls
Francie Fairchild was issued in 1965 and was introduced as Barbie's very MODern cousin. She first came on the scene with straight legs and no lashes wearing a two piece red polka dot swim suit. Her popularity erupted and was later issued with bendable legs and rooted lashes . While Barbie's wardrobe was glamorous and sophisticated, Francie's wardrobe consisted of the hip and modern styles of patterned pantyhose, midi skirts, boots and very mod accessories. Francie became very popular over time and she came in many variations. In 1965 the first "colored" Francie was issued and even today, Black Francie is a very popular and hard to find doll. The Francie doll line was very popular.
Twiggy who was the first Mattel doll fashioned after a top British Fashion Model. She has the same body as Francie. Casey was also an added to the line in 1966 with striking makeup and hair ranging from brunette, blonde and titian and had the same body as Francie.