Celebrating the doll's collaboration with 12 CFDA designers, the event showcased the one-of-a-kind Barbies wearing little black dresses and done up in a dozen different signature styles (each representative of its creator) compete with an abundance of mini, yet not short on style, accessories.
Subversive Jewelry designer Justin Giunta was on hand to admire his creation, which was so loaded with necklaces, a fur stole and other fashionable finishes that it broke its original stand.
"It was fun to embrace that fantasy and dreamlike childlike play," Giunta told StyleList. "She's got the dream everything. It was consummate with my sensibilities."
However, designing for the demanding doll had its drawbacks he explained, "I hate working small -- it was a real challenge. There was lots of Super Glue and toothpicks."
The eleven other designers are Albertus Swanepoel, Alexis Bittar, Betsey Johnson, Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade, Devi Kroell, Isaac Mizrahi, Lorraine Schwartz, Monica Botkier, Philip Crangi, Rachel Roy and Tory Burch.
All of the Barbies are being auctioned off on eBay, now through Feb. 7, with proceeds going to the CFDA's scholarship fund, which made CFDA executive director Steven Kolb wonder why there's not a "Philanthropist Barbie."
But what would she wear?
And see which designer critiqued the plastic fashionista's ankles.