Monday, February 16, 2009

Barbie @ 50

Yes, who would have guessed - Barbie turns 50! And what better way to celebrate than with a fashion parade at New York Fashion Week!

From the International Herald Tribune: "To celebrate the iconic doll with her fantastical wardrobe turning 50, Mattel teamed up with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to bring 50 designer fantasies to the runway. "Barbie is everything that an all-American gal should be - sporty, smart, sophisticated and sexy," said Michael Kors, while Tommy Hilfiger called the plastic fantastic with impossibly slim hips and preternaturally rounded bosoms "the quintessential American icon." "


4 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

My, have they actually made an older looking Barbie, or is this just an image? I loved Barbies, growing up (Oh, and I think I grew up to be pretty normal;)

Melisende said...

No, no middle-aged Barbie. Though, dare I say it, some botox might help!

I also had barbies when I was young - and yes, like you, I think I'm pretty normal too.

Bearded Lady said...

sheesh...I hope I look like this when I am 50.

Debbie said...

Can wait until Ken turns 50 also. Will the make a big thing about his getting older.