We all know how unrealistic Barbie Doll bodies are -- the famous toy is stretched tall with miniaturized waist and feet, and no place for muscles (or organs for that matter). But wow, it's still pretty arresting and alarming to compare a classic Barbie with one made to match average human proportions.Check it out below (project and photos courtesy of artist Nickolay Lamm)...Read Full Story
Getty Images.This year, America's favorite material girl turns 50. What better way to celebrate half a century of Barbie (one of Zimbio's 100 Most Influential People in Fashion) than to throw a big, splashy fashion show?For the Barbie Runway Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, top models like Jourdan Dunn and Jessica Stam slipped into Barbie Pantone 219 Christian Louboutins to pay homage to the plastic figurine. Designers from Bob Mackie to Calvin Klein whipped up designs for Barbie looks...Read Full Story
Getty Images.Mattel Inc. and Stila Cosmetics have announced a new partnership: in celebration of the iconic figurine's 50th birthday, Stila will release a line of color cosmetics in Barbie's name. Stila has also signed on as the cosmetics sponsor for Mattel's debut Barbie runway show at New York Fashion Week next month.Deanna Kangas, the president and CEO of Stila, told WWD: These two brands are fun and girly and fit together very well. It's fun to be in the planning meetings for this...Read Full Story
Barbie is the most famous doll in the world. Barbie, manufactured by Mattel, was launched in 1959, and quickly became a worldwide phenomenon.