Barbie celebrates her 50th birthday at uber chic French store Colette** from March 9th-28th. And I have a sneak peek for you at the products and almost all of the highly anticipated photos shot by Karl Lagerfeld of Barbie with model Baptiste Giabiconi as Ken that will be displayed and then sold as silkscreen prints!
Karl Lagerfeld photos of Ken and Barbie
In swimsuit, cocktail dress or a pair of jeans, Barbie strikes a pose with model Baptiste Giabiconi as Ken. Attention collectors: each picture will be available for sale, one silkscreen print on plastic only per picture.
Also, for the occasion, a “Barbie room” will be installed on the first floor presenting Jeremy Scott’s collection of Barbie clothing (photo below) and accessories as well as the following various exclusive products.
Barbie Rocks of Beverly Hills jewelry:
Limited edition collaborations with designers selected by colette will also be available, among them are the following:
Domestic stickers, Bruno Frisoni stilettos… Even the water-bar will be Barbie style with a special edition of dessert Le Baiser by Ladurée.
Also, if you’re in France, be sure to check out Colette’s Barbie and Ken windows and the high security exhibition of the very first Barbie and Ken dolls, only on March 12th.
Special thanks to Mattel, Inc. and Colette for info and some of the images.
**Sadly, Colette closed their doors in 2017