I think I got it (finally – I may be the last to do that, given my laid back attitude towards fashion). Karlie Kloss, everybody’s favorite model, is the new Barbie (at least as far as the catwalk / official fashion scene goes).
However, this ultimate modeling epiphany hit me when I saw Elie Saab’s fall 2012 ad campaign with the above mentioned Karlie Kloss. Elie Saab is one of the favorite designers for the Red Carpet Events. The tough standards for our highly esteemed celebs involve, as I was reading just minutes ago, drastic diets to fit into a character’s skin / costume (I’m talking about the overhyped Catwoman diet adopted by Anne Hathaway). Much like fitting into Barbie’s skin. (the story continues right after the jump!)
Barbie was born in 1959. As a doll with the appearance of a grown – up for kids. To play with. So is the case with our famous ones. They all dream of finding the fountain of youth. A source of evergreen that would allow their skin / body to be forever firm and smooth.
Forcing the parallel between the culture of the famous and Barbie dolls, I’d say that our dear celebrity dreams of being in Karlie Kloss’ skin. Because (one) she’s young, (two) she’s skinny, (three) she’s flawlessly fit, (I could go on but I value your time). Bottom line: designers with valuable teams don’t mindlessly release their ad campaigns. They carefully choose their models and their settings.
Finally, closing this plea for the modern day, real life Barbie, Karlie Kloss, in Elie Saab’s fall 2012 campaign is wearing glamorous clothes, at night, and her near – running city walk simulates a famous’ one desire to escape the overwhelming presence of paparazzi. All in looking nothing short of fabulous, biensur.