Barbie gets a makeover
Mattel’s iconic doll will be the star of an exhibit in a private mansion, Le Molière, in Paris, France, on September 26 and 27. About 13 dolls will have been given makeovers by fashion designers, and 10 others immortalised by Studio Harcourt Paris will also be presented.
A model for young girls around the world, but also a fashion icon, Barbie transcends generations by adapting to the evolutions of the world that surrounds her. Today’s Barbie represents more than 50 nationalities, and has successfully navigated from a career in architecture to veterinarian, journalist, astronaut and even fashion designer in just a few years. It’s not really surprising then to learn that this dedicated expo will be run under the banner of cultural diversity.
Year 2015 is the year of Barbie and fashion. It’s a story that’s already more than five decades old, but this year, the doll has taken another important step with the Barbie Fashionista line. This version comes in eight skin colours, 14 face shapes, 18 eye colours, 22 hair styles and 23 hair colours. Another 100% fashion development: Barbie’s ankles are now jointed, which allows her to change shoes as she pleases.
Ten examples from this new collection have also been photog raphed by le gendary Studio Harcourt Paris, well known for photog raphing the biggest movie stars in the world.