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.
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Fashion's Troubled Relationship with The Lonely Doll
Yesterday, news broke of a bizarre break-in that occurred this past Saturday at actress Famke Janssen's Greenwich Village home. The X-Men star allegedly returned after a day of running errands to find that, while none of her belongings were missing, someone had left a copy of the 1957 children's book The Lonely Doll on a shelf in her room. According to reports, Janssen claims to not own the book. The thing is... we don't totally believe her. It's not that we think she's a liar--but we find it a little hard to believe that Janssen wasn't affected by the book at least a little bit in her youth. According to our cursory research, members of the fashion industry in particular have been--and Janssen did start her career as a model, after all.