Barbie may have taken her Dream Closet to New York Fashion Week, but for London she rocked her plastic body for a photoshoot for Sister by Sibling’s autumn/winter 2012 collection. Snapped by Alastair Strong, the series of photographs entitled ‘Test Shots’ feature Barbie wearing a series of looks from the new ‘Diamond Lil’ collection, from the Paris Texas-inspired pink fluffy dress, to blue lurex leggings, and even a leopard-print knitted 3-piece skirt suit, all of which the designers made on miniature knitting needles especially for Barbie.
Whereas the real-life models in the Sibling presentation, which took place in the Portico Showspace at Somerset House at the weekend, were seen covered in sequinned balaclavas, Barbie shows of her Malibu beauty and looks super cute in her pom-pom headband.
Oh and can I just mention that amazing silver sequinned skirt and the Barbie logo towel – my dolls totally need them!!!
As well as Polaroid style photos which were exhibited on the walls at the Sister by Sibling presentation, the designers also collaborated with Mattel on a six-doll mini-exhibition within the Newgen space at Somerset House – trust me when you see these dolls in my next blog post you are going to want them all – well I do anyway.