Women: Doll Face

The most iconic figures who have molded fashion throughout history weren’t lapped in plastic nor did they fit in a shoebox, And while they may have owned hundreds of pairs of shoes, said footwear wasn’t tiny enough to double as a choking hazard. All but one that is. Barbie has shaped the malleable world of fashion for some 50 years, with women across the globe revering her style (and waist line). Assouline’s latest tome, Barbie, chronicles the style of America’s sweetheart. We bring you a plethora of Barbie-esque designs as interpreted by the hautest of current fashion gatekeepers, from Givenchy and Giambattista Valli to Louis Vuitton, Smythson, and Diane Von Furstenberg. You can even Barbie-fy your home with furnishings that tap into a similar sensibility—we suggest a retro seat of the Cappellini persuasion.

Barbie Collector’s volume, cloth over board with linen presentation box, $500; available at

Rive Droite chair designed by Patrick Norguet using EMILIO PUCCI fabric, Starting from $3,359; at Cappellini Miami, 305-576-3636, www.frauatlantica.net

Diane Von Furstenberg
Haden turtleneck sweater, $245; Available at Diane Von Furstenberg boutiques

Christian Louboutin
Dolly Forever Barbie designed by Christian Louboutin, $150; Available at www.net-a-porter.com

Oscar de La Renta
Lapis silk faille one shoulder draped dress, $2,290; available At Oscar de la Renta Boutiques

Khaki nappa leather gloves with crystal embellishments, $1,395; Available at Maxfield, Los Angeles

Louis Vuitton
Bordeaux Velvet Beauty Pump with strass-embellished retro heel and oversized satin bow, Approx. $1,605; Available at select Louis Vuitton locations

Magenta Jewelry Box with travel tray $1,240; Available at www.smythson.com

Giambattista Valli
Leather and Satin Kitten Sling-back heel, $900; available at www.giambattistavalli.com