Karl Lagerfeld’s Barbie & Ken

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You remember that Chanel iPhone application I told you about? That’s how I found out The Kaiser dressed up Barbie (and Ken)!

Barbie & Ken not only dressed up but also photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Barbie’s 50th anniversary look very… Kaiser-ish! Even if Karl himself declares Barbie is a naïve touching beauty, the Colette exhibition featuring his Barbie-doings is as naïve-less as an adult magazine pictorial! (the story continues after the jump! Don’t miss the gallery with all the Barbie collection designed and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld!)

Karl Lagerfeld Barbie Anniversary cake

Since we talked about the Lagerfeld-photo-typology, we might as well use it – this Barbie collection as imagined and captured by the Kaiser looks so much like the Chanel Accessories ad campaign (besides using the same male model – Baptiste Giabiconi) plus the Dom Perignon campaign that I just can’t see the naïve beauty Karl was preaching about…Add Pierre & Gilles to the soup and you’ve got Barbie, the Lagerfeld Edition! Does the Chanel air look suited for forever-young Barbie? (via 1, 2)

Barbie Ken Karl Lagerfeld black

Barbie Ken Karl Lagerfeld beach

Barbie Ken Karl Lagerfeld Chanel

Barbie Ken Karl Lagerfeld roses


#1 Adriana on 03.18.09 at 8:53 am

Hi Barbie
Hi Ken!
Do you wanna go for a ride?
Sure Ken!
Jump In…

I’m a barbie girl, in the barbie world
Life in plastic, it’s fantastic!
you can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation
Come on Barbie, let’s go party!


I would love though to be able to buy those outfit for someone dear……and I’ve weak spot for Pierrie & Gilles!

#2 Ellington on 03.18.09 at 2:21 pm

Barbie can wear and do anything! ;)
As for Barbie being naive well she is in the Kaiser’s world…We all are!
I love the outfits, they are cute! : )

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#5 katherine copperfield on 04.12.11 at 4:36 am

I can believe the barbie is wearing this gorgeous clothing ,and Largafeld plus chanel . This is like a dreams and all my favors designer .She looks so good .Barbie always its going to be in . I heard several time that’s she is old fashion and her looks in boring , guess what. she sells more than any other doll and its a pleasure to see her. i realize that it was in 2009 , but she always comes back.

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