Sunday, February 21, 2010

the barbie issue

In july of 2008 Vogue Italia published "the black issue," the editor in chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, explained that the intention of the (very controversial) issue was a message to the fashion world about how important diversity is in fashion.

Model Jordoun Dunn (below left) said of the shoot: "It was such a fun day seeing all those great models under one roof"- it's true! Legendary super models like Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and Chanel Iman were all part of the Vogue Italia shoot.

One year later, july 2009, to celebrate the anniversary of "the black issue," Vogue Italia printed "the barbie issue." This issue is basically a celebration towards black barbies (in 2009 Barbie celebrated 5o years of life - although the francie barbie was created in 1967-)

Click to view image Click to view image FRANCIE

the editor in chief of Vogue Italia explained this issue: "Barbie has been an icon for whole generations which is why I really wanted to give a strong sign in step with the times, and dedicate the anniversary issue to Black Barbie"
I am a huge fan of Vogue Italia (I absolutley loved the photoshoots of Rihanna and Dakota Fanning), and I love what they do, I really do. I think it's very inspiring to try to change the fashion world, and especially when it comes to diversity. Are you inspired by Vogue Italia?

( Above the pics of Rihanna and Dakota at Vogue Italia, -note the eyebrows- I know they're a bit extreme, but I like 'em)

Let's talk about Barbie again, and her amazing designer gowns:

In order: Givenchy - Badgley Mishka - Zac Posen - Burberry - Carolina Herrera - Versace - Juicy Couture

In conclusion,  not only does Barbie get dressed by over 70 top name fashion designers, and has worn one billion pairs of shoes but she gets to go to fashion week and appear in VOGUE!
Barbie turns 50 with a catwalk show in New York
(I know, we can't stop talkin' about Jourdan)

"New York Fashion Week with a catwalk show, which saw life-size dolls including Jourdan Dunn take to the runway in special creations from everyone from Vera Wangand Monique Lhuillier to Alexander Wang andRag & Bone. "

To view articles of Vogue about Barbie click below:

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  1. This is a great post. Loved the pictures!
    And it's the first time I heard about "Francie"... very cool!

  2. Thanks very much for visiting my blog :)

    Wow, a visitor from Argentina. I'll be sure to become a follower of yours.


  3. thank you visiting and leaving such a sweet comment :D
    your blog is so cute! love it. and i like this post. who doesn't love barbie? she has such great style! i always wanted to collect the designer barbies. but they're so expensive!

  4. I am always inspired by Vogue. And I love Barbie (who doesn't?). I find Vogue superb for successfully celebrate diversity without going radical and stupid like Brigitte.

  5. This post is PACKED with amazing pictures! Love it! Especially the Barbie-bit.

    But I do have one thing about Fanning:....holy eyebrows. All I see in her pictures are EYEBROWS. :)


  6. Looooove Dakota Fanning's shoot. Amazing.


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