New York Fashion Week Features 50 Barbie Tribute Designer Dresses

 - Feb 15, 2009   Updated: May 26 2011
Though Barbie's relationship with fashion designers through the years has been a love-hate affair, designers came out in droves to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday on the 9th of March at New York Fashion Week. Barbie sure looks great for being 50 years old!

Marchesa, Diane von Furstenberg, Betsey Johnson, and Calvin Klein are just a few of the talents who loaned their names to Barbie clothing designs for the New York Fashion Week event.

Implications - Barbie has even been an inspiration to designers such as Rachel Roy, who says that having a Barbie that was dark-skinned helped her "understand that brown was beautiful." Bloomingdale's will be showing off different Barbie styles as a display in their stores.