People love pets-- and designers are no exception. With all the constant crazy talk happening in the fashion world, who wouldn't want a verbally challenged companion? It's easy to understand what makes pets so appealing to the fash pack: No amount of cross-breeding could produce a canine or kitten with the ability to question, "What's going on with John Galliano? Is Kim the new Gwyneth? And those wigs at Chanel... why??" They may shed fur all over your best black suit, but they’ll also still love you regardless of what Anna Wintour thinks of your F/W collection. The late Alexander McQueen famously left his three beloved dogs the extremely generous (though probably under-appreciated) postmortem gift of £50,000. And while it's safe to say that not all designers would go so far as to supply their pets with a year's salary, it's clear that their animal friends hold a dear place in their hearts.
Coach is the latest in a long line of brands to collaborate with the fashion (and playroom) icon. And for the first time ever, Barbie's tiny, snazzy wardrobe has been produced from start to finish by the Coach design house. Meaning, everything she's wearing, you can wear. Well, in a slightly larger size. So in celebration of Barbie's new clothes (and chic new 'do--how does she keep it so shiny?), we're taking a look back at her biggest and best designer collabs to date--and there've been some doozies. When it comes to amazing designer collaborations, Target and H&M have got nothing on the original Queen B: We're talking Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass, Vera Wang, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Versace, and more. Who needs an 11-inch tall plastic boyfriend when you've got Mr. de la Renta on speed dial?
We're willing to bet that you had at least one of these pinned up in your childhood bedroom.