Portfolio's website has an interview with Kim Culmone, the designer responsible for Barbie's wardrobe. She reveals that in the future, Barbie dolls will come packaged with cosmetics, and that she looks at the Paris runways for ideas. But I think my favorite quote is this: “We’re used to looking at a fashion on the street and saying, ‘Oh my God, that would be perfect for Barbie.
Carine Roitfeld On Her Own Barbie Doll, Magazine, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen
How cool would a Carine Roitfeld Barbie doll be? Well according to a recent interview with the inimitable Miss Roitfeld in Madame, a supplement to the French paper Le Figaro, a Carine Barbie almost happened. She told the paper that she gets so many offers for projects, one of which was from the folks at Mattel. Sadly, Roitfeld shot that offer down. Future projects "must be logical and make sense" she said. Carine's gone back on her word before--she did after all, say she wanted to branch out from the magazine world after her tenure at Vogue Paris ended, only to recently announce she has plans to launch her own publication. So let's keep our fingers crossed just in case (think of all the amazing mini Monolos and Givenchy you could buy!).