I've been invited to accessorize Barbie and her little black dress for an exhibition during Fashion Week (and beyond) in Paris starting at the end of this month.
Many fashion designers have made garments for Barbie in the past, however this year in honor of Barbie's 50th birthday celebration, 50 designers have been asked to create accessories for her and her little black dress. I am truly honored to have been invited to participate!
The Barbies from all the various designers will move into their temporary "castle" in Prêt-á-Porter Paris, Porte de Versailles, to be displayed during Fashion Week. They will be involved in a photo shoot for Vive la Mode, the free magazine distributed after fashion shows. She will then be on display for The Box and an exhibition of the photos will be displayed for Atmosphere, "the fashion designers rendez-vous," Jardin des Tuileries. The Barbies will then travel to NY for The Train, the international trade show of wardrobe and accessories. After all these exciting high fashion events, Barbie will eventually be auctioned off in aid of a charitable association.
I just received my Barbie in the mail yesterday and am SO excited to start making some fabulous jewelry and accessories for her. (Check out those eyelashes!)