It's autumn so fashion weeks are running one after another, from New York to London to Milan and Paris. Vogue Italia, in collaboration with Mattel and fashion designers, once again organised a Barbie Fashion Icons exhibition along Milan Fashion Week at Palazzo Morando from the 21st of September.
The fashion designers this time are:
- Massimo Giorgetti for Emilio Pucci
- Alessandra Facchinetti for Tod’s
- Alessandro Dell’Acqua for Rochas
- Salvatore Ferragamo Creative Team
- Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant for Courrèges
- Lorenzo Serafini for Philosophy
- Arthur Arbesser for Iceberg
- Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi for Fay
- Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli
- Veronica Etro for Etro
The designers picked their preffered version of the doll, curvy, petite, tall etc. and created a unique fashion for her, showcasing their brand's vision for Barbie. Matching accessories were also designed and made. The results are sublime and once again prove how creative the doll world can become.
Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli
The September issue of Vogue Italia also had an interview with Richard Dickson, President and CEO of Mattel. A small sample of the article is here.
Lorenzo Serafini for Philosophy
The magazine issue also features the photo shoot on a special thick paper four page insert while their Vogue Talents supplement also features a full page feature with the second photo.
Alessandro Dell’Acqua for Rochas
Arthur Arbesser for Iceberg
Alessandra Facchinetti for Tod’s
Massimo Giorgetti for Emilio Pucci
Salvatore Ferragamo Creative Team
Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant for Courrèges
Veronica Etro for Etro
Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi for Fay
All photos courtesy of Mattel and Vogue Italia. Photography and set design by Adrian Gidi.