“As part of the CFDA’s (Council of Fashion Designers of America) partnership with Mattel’s Barbie, designers have customized a Barbie Basic doll — who dons a little black dress — with shoes, bags, jewelry and more in their trademark styles.
The participating designers include Albertus Swanepoel, Alexis Bittar, Betsey Johnson, Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade, Devi Kroell, Isaac Mizrahi, Justin Giunta of Subversive Jewelry, Lorraine Schwartz, Monica Botkier, Philip Crangi, Rachel Roy and Tory Burch.
These special edition Barbies were auctioned off on eBay. With the entire net proceeds from the sale of these dolls will benefit CFDA’s educational initiatives and scholarship program.”*
I knew all my barbie playing when I was younger wasn’t in vain! all for a purpose! maybe one day i’ll get to design my own barbie.