For Barbie, who is celebrating her 60th anniversary birthday this year, life in plastic is actually fantastic. While we were brushing Barbie’s hair and dressing her in designer collaborations with Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, and Karl Lagerfeld, she was solidifying her position as the ultimate Fashion Person™. And in June, the CFDA will award Barbie for her effort.
On Thursday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced it will honor Barbie with the Board of Directors’ Tribute award at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards. The CFDA is celebrating her influence on American fashion and her role as an inspiring icon around the world. A press release notes that for the past six decades, the iconic doll has collaborated with more than 75 designers and influencers including Gigi Hadid and Jeremy Scott for Moschino.
In 2015, Scott created an eight-piece collection for Barbie (which sold out on Net-A-Porter within an hour). As he wrote in an essay for The Guardian, “Barbie is the perfect muse for a designer: she’s had every job imaginable and an outfit for every occasion, from day to evening, put together with real flair.”
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