Barbie gets a makeover

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - RE­LAX NEWS

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.

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