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New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009: Barbie

It's not every fashion show you get to watch the designer watch their garment walk by them on the runway. That was only one of the many fun things about the Barbie runway show. As Bella agreed, the Barbie show was pure eye candy celebrating fashion's most plastic icon. Barbie has a three-year partnership with the CFDA, and is helping to bring you all of my and Bella's FW content, but the show was one of my favorites thus far. Virtually every designer put together something ultra imaginative inspired by the blonde doll. And, the front row was action packed: Heidi Klum, Jonathan Adler and hubbie Simon Doonan, Annie Leibovitz, and participating designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Catherine Malandrino, and Rachel Roy. Roy's black and white sequined bathing suit under a hot trench was one of my favorites, actually.Alas, I had many favorites; the fanciful looks just kept on coming. Here, Alexander Wang went the sexy route, Tuleh went all-American, and Bob Mackie beckoned oohs and aahs. Experiencing this show reminded me I am a Barbie girl in a fashion world.

To see more Barbie fun,

Betsey Johnson

Reem Acra

Rachel Roy

Rebecca Taylor

Monique Lhuillier

Vera Wang

Badgley Mischka

Norma Kamali


The Blonds

Brian Reyes

House of Field


Twinkle by Wenlan

Kenneth Cole

Chris Benza

Tory Burch




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