Guess who is celebrating her 50th February 14th? Barbie, and if you ask me, she still does not look a day over 16. To celebrate this milestone, Barbie will have a runway show at Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week. The iconic doll celebrated her 35th birthday in a similar style back in 1994 when designers Bill Blass, Todd Oldham and Oscar de la Renta created designs for the doll that were then auctioned at an AIDS charity ball. For her 50th birthday this year, designers for the runway show include Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Alexander Wang, Kimora Lee Simmons, Tory Burch and Calvin Klein.
Todd Oldham fondly remembers the experience of working with such a global celebrity as one void of any complaints during the fittings. No wonder so many of fashion’s biggest names are willing to work with her.