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Designers Upgrade the CFDA Barbie Basic Doll With Personal Style

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: designers.glam and stylelist
Here is another example that Barbie is not only a toy but a fashion icon. Designers have customized the Barbie Basic Doll--an LBD-clad Barbie--with accessories, shoes, bags and jewelery as part of the CFDA's (Council of Fashion Designers of America) partnership with Mattel.

Designers decking the Barbie Basic Doll with extra embellishments include Alexis Bittar, Betsey Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi, Tory Burch and Rachel Roy. Accoutrements chosen by the designers ranged from hot pink shoes to a feathered purse. My favorite: Justin Guinta's layered chain and pearl necklaces. Check out the gallery for more revamped Barbie Basic Doll looks.