Ever since Barbie hit the scene on March 9, 1959, she has been every girls' dream doll. I remember my first Barbie as if it were yesterday, she had on a white dress with black trim with the cutest pink brush for her hair. Because Barbie is a cultural icon, Assouline http://www.assouline.com/ has released a collection book of all things Barbie. This book covers her history and her impact on fashion over the years. Designers that have created Barbie fashions include: Donna Karan, Givenchy, Vera Wang, Versace and Zac Posen. This book is definitely a Barbie collector's dream!!!!!!
Barbie will celebrate her 50th birthday in style with Christian Louboutin designing her a pair of pink pumps with his iconic red sole. Stay tuned for New York Fashion Week in February 2009 where 50 models will strut down the runway in Barbie's newly designed Christian Louboutin pumps!!!