Even though Ken is Barbie’s boyfriend (and has been since 1961) he has never really managed to step out from his girlfriend’s shadow. Barbie is the star. Ken has always been the Gabriel Aubry to her Halle Berry, nay, the Ken Paves to her Jessica Simpson.
But now it’s Ken’s time to shine. He’s got a role in summer blockbuster Toy Story 3 and he’s wearing Prada and Gucci in a six-page editorial for Esquire UK.
According to Esquire, here’s what Ken thought of the shoot: “It was beyond personal shopper, and each designer was highly sensitive to my masculinity. Quality design really suits me!”
See, Burberry Prorsum (who designed the above look) was sensitive to Ken’s “masculinity” and that’s what’s important.
The spread, which is equal parts cute and creepy, was styled by Catherine Hayward and shot by Matthew Donaldson. Jeremy Langmead, Esquire’s EIC, says it was it was great working with Ken since “there were no tantrums,” but his hard plastic body seems to have limited his range. It’s like he just stands there. More variety next time Kenny!
Check out Ken’s high fashion debut and some behind the scenes action.