12 February 2009

Barbie's big birthday

  

She's been an American icon for 50 years, so no wonder Barbie is celebrating her big birthday in style. This Saturday at 3pm sharp (well, 3pm sharp fashion time), 50 Barbie outfits by some of the US's top designers will make their way down the runway at Bryant Park as part of New York Fashion Week - with shoes by Mr Christian Louboutin himself. We can't wait. Especially since sketches made by designers like Reem Acra, Peter Som and Tommy Hilfiger (he's putting Barbie in a hand-beaded white mini-dress btw) have been released giving us a sneak preview of what to expect. Although the pieces go on display at NY department store Bloomingdale's after the show, they won't be available to buy (boo), so in the meantime click here to see 10 of Barbie's A/W ‘09 outfits, and check back here for the catwalk pictures next week and to see where Barbie will pop up at London Fashion Week. Here's hoping Ken will make a guest appearance in the front row...  [AP via The Cut]


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