I've partnered with the Barbie's parent company as part of their PLASTIC Collection, a series of art, accessories, apparel and décor for sale in limited editions. Various designers including myself, Jonathan Adler, Philippe Starck, etc. were commissioned by Mattel to celebrate their affection for Barbie and all things plastic in this new catalog geared towards the adult Barbie admirer.
The collection debuts today May 4, 2010 on www.barbiecollector.com/plastic. If the print catalog hasn't already arrived in your mailbox you may also request one by calling: 1-800-491-7514
I brought back my Pinwheel Vintage Shoe Rings © specifically for this collaboration so they're available in extremely limited supply …once they're gone, they're gone. The rings are made of vintage reproduction plastic Barbie doll open-toe shoes, re-imagined into a pinwheel shaped cocktail ring atop a sterling silver ring band. Available in red, white and black for $235 (includes shipping and handling) specify ring size upon ordering and please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery. Order online: www.barbiecollector.com/plastic or call 1-800-491-7514
(As reported on Lady and the Blog):
… "In addition to releasing one-of-a-kind pieces from the Barbie Archives, Mattel has teamed up with top designers like Jonathan Adler, Philippe Starck for Kartell and Margaux Lange to show the world that life in plastic truly is fantastic. The designers have tapped into Barbie’s pop culture icon status and fashion heritage, offering true collectibles from around the world, including:
* French Designed “Objet D’Art” Barbie Foosball Table: $25,000
* Jonathan Adler “1959 Barbie Mirror” Hand-created for Barbie’s “Real” Malibu Dream House: $8,800
* Barbie Pop Art (First in a series): $750
* “Dream a Neon Dream” Ultra Hip Barbie Neon Sign (in bright pink: $2500
* Limited Edition Comme Des Garcons dolls: $350
* “Fancy Footwear” Barbie Shoes Ring by Margaux Lange: $235
(My work appears in the print catalog right next to the 1978 Dream House on the back page - which I totally had the later version of in pink as a kid - awesome.)
Oh and Psst! In addition to the Plastic Shoe Rings, more jewelry from my collection will be available for purchase online through BarbieCollector.com in the coming weeks so be sure to check back for that. This is a really exciting collaboration for me, and I'm super proud of it. I hope you're as enthused as I am!