As part of the CFDA's (Council of Fashion Designers of America) partnership with Mattel's Barbie, designers have customized a Barbie Basic doll -- who dons a little black dress -- with shoes, bags, jewelry and more in their trademark styles.
The participating designers include Albertus Swanepoel, Alexis Bittar, Betsey Johnson, Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade, Devi Kroell, Isaac Mizrahi, Justin Giunta of Subversive Jewelry, Lorraine Schwartz, Monica Botkier, Philip Crangi, Rachel Roy and Tory Burch.
"I made her bright pink shoes with silver studs like my spring shoes," Roy told StyleList. "I took fabric from my spring collection and made a mixed media dress. The mixed media dresses are the ones Michelle Obama wears from me."
Adding, "I even had my intern do her hair, because I just couldn't stop. It was really a lot of fun."
And for Roy, it was a really useful exercise. "When Barbie was done, I took her to my patternmaker and asked her to duplicate the dress for the fall collection," she explained. "It's not working as a dress, but it is working as a shirt. Barbie inspired a piece in my fall collection."
And there's more to come with Barbie. "We're in the second year of a three-year partnership," Kolb said.
These special edition Barbies will be auctioned off on eBay starting this Thursday, through Feb. 7, with an opening bid of $100.
The entire net proceeds from the sale of these dolls will benefit CFDA's educational initiatives and scholarship program.
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