Barbie will receive the Board of Directors' Special Tribute at 2019 CFDA fashion awards

Barbie is the iconic fashion doll. She’s the one that defines what a fashion doll is, the one that started it all. She has gone through the whole history of contemporary fashion since 1959, the year of her creation. She has collaborated with many well known fashion designers and icons, beginning in 1985 with Oscar De La Renta: Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Moschino, Vera Wang, Donna Karan, Christian Louboutin, Hervé Léger, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen, Byron Lars, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Judith Leiber, Escada, Kate Spade, Nicole Miller, Todd Oldham, Diane Von Furstenberg, Burberry, Hanae Mori, Bill Blass and others. So it is only fitting that in the year of her 60th anniversary, the Council of Fashion Designers of America will honour her with the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute.

Richard Dickson, Mattel’s President and Chief Operation Officer, said : “It is a tremendous honour for Barbie to be recognised by the CFDA Board of Directors for her contributions to American fashion. For the past six decades, Barbie has inspired and been inspired by fashion and creative communities. Barbie has had the great privilege of collaborating with some of the greatest designer of our time and this award is a moment to celebrate her lasting influence.”

Bill Blass Barbie

Bill Blass Barbie

Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA, said: “Barbie has had such wide influence on American fashion and culture. Her story personally resonates with so many CFDA members that the Board of Directors decided to honor her with the special tribute.”

The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held on June 3rd at the Brooklyn Museum.

The Met Gala Moschino Barbie sold out really fast!

It was only fitting that Mattel would (finally) release a Met Gala Barbie, even more fitting that it would be done for the Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibition AND designed by Moschino (and Linda Kyaw from Mattel)! The doll is perfect for the occasion, even though I cannot help thinking what Bob Mackie would have done with this theme. Unfortunately the doll sold out a few hours after appearing in the Met Museum shop, her 500 pieces are all gone. With a price of $75.00, it was only natural that it would sell out. There were two versions, a blonde and an AA. See the photos below, along with the description and details from the museum shop.


The most Moschino Barbie® Doll ever! Made by Mattel exclusively for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a limited edition of 500, the Moschino Barbie is a creative collaboration between the Italian luxury brand and Mattel's spirited icon of style.

This collectible doll wears a super-sweet, super-fabulous ensemble. The outfit reimagines a look from Jeremy Scott’s 2015 spring/summer couture collection for Moschino, in which all the designs were inspired by Mattel's Barbie.

Think exaggerated. Think extravagant. Think over-the-top. Think camp—the subject of The Costume Institute's spring 2019 show, Camp: Notes on Fashion. Mashing up concepts from the past with looks from today, this eye-opening style offers a nudge and a wink to those in the know.

Includes earrings, purse, shoes, sunglasses, shawl, dress, doll stand, and Certificate of Authenticity.


Designer: Linda Kyaw

Label: Gold Label®

Release date: 11/9/2015

Body Type: ModelMuse™ Barbie®

Facial sculpt: Superstar

Fashion Sewn On?: No

Customizations: Painted nails

Doll: 11 1/2''H

Package: 12 3/4''H x 2 1/2''D x 6 1/2''W


Jeremy Scott (the Moschino designer) made the real life dress for Kacey Mushgraves to wear in the Met Gala. In addition, Musgraves carried a blow dryer clutch. The drop diamond earrings are from Forevermark and the shoes from Aldo.


And of course, the @Barbiestyle Instagram had photos of Barbie getting ready for the big event.

All doll photos courtesy of Mattel - Kacey Mushgraves photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock