Barbie's been having a fashion resurgence for quite a while now. From Italian Vogue to foosball tables to designer editions. But this just may be our favorite yet. Rei Kawakubo is dressing Barbie in a photo print dress (which we would kill to own ourselves) that is tied into Comme des Garçons "Jingle Flowers" holiday collection. That Barbie is really such a lucky lady. It's limited edition, of course, and launched in Tokyo last week and will soon be available at all Comme des Garçons shops. Someone send one to Tavi, stat. (Also we're kind of obsessed with this Rachel Zoe one-off for charity!)
Comme des Garçons Spring 2011:
Fashionista contributor Long Nguyen is the co-founder/style director of Flaunt. PARIS--Halle Freyssenit, an old train freight located behind the Gare Austerlitz in Paris’ 13th arrondissement, is a popular destination this season for Paris shows. But only a handful were invited to the depot, an empty storage area on the other side near the rail tracks, late Saturday afternoon for Comme des Garçons. Inside were four sets of benches set in a square and two large white lights. Eschewing conventional locations to stage its shows has always been the brand’s trademark of independence. The audience members attending a Comme des Garçons presentation expect deliverance from yet another conventional fashion show. Whether or not they actual like what they see depends on one's personal taste. But without fail, a CDG show always provokes a thoughtful debate.