CFDA Barbies go on auction this week

January 26, 2010

Barbie got a makeover late last year with a few cosmetic enhancements a la Christian Louboutin, plus a slew of new clothes and custom made Louboutin heels. First first Barbie in the Christian Louboutin series sold out within days on Net-a-Porter with plans to release more this year.  Another collaboration is on the horizon for Barbie, the 50 year old blonde blonde bombshell with an enviable wardrobe.

The Council of Fashion Designer of America has teamed up with Mattel to create a set of Barbie dolls dressed by several CFDA members to benefit the organization’s scholarship program. Designers including Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Roy, Justin Giunta, Lorraine Schwartz, Alexis Bittar, Monica Botkier, Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade, Albertus Swanepoel and Devi Kroell give Barbie her own personal style.

The limited edition CFDA Barbies will go on auction starting Thursday, January 28 through February 7th on Ebay with a starting bid of $100.

“Each designer expressed his or her individual style by transforming their original Barbie Basics doll into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece,” said Stephanie Cota, senior vice president of marketing for Barbie. “The use of unique materials, special fabrics and, in one case, real diamonds, demonstrate how to infuse one’s own style and personality by accessorizing.”

Steven Kolb, executive director of the CFDA, added: “Because accessories are such a big element to the little black dress, this was a nice opportunity to put our accessories designers front and center.”

The Barbies shown here are:
1. Tory Burch Barbie
2. Alexis Bittar Barbie
3. Justin Guinta

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