DALLAS, Jan 5, 2009 / FW/ — Barbie turns 50 in 2009 and to celebrate her birthday, our favorite blonde will grace the New York catwalk. Mattel, as part of its three-year partnership with CFDA will be unveiling a 50-piece life-size collection created by a bevy of still to be named designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Barbie is not alone in claiming a stake on the Bryant Park catwalks for the Fall 2009 season. IMG released a partial list of designers who are confirmed to show (as reported by The Daily, official publication of IMG):
The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2009, which is followed by Yigal Azrou?l, Duckie Brown, Charlotte Ronson, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Nicole Miller, Academy of Art University, Venexiana, Lacoste, Georges Chakra, Andy & Debb, ADAM, Barbie, Verrier, Monarchy, Lela Rose, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Calvin Klein Men’s, Terexov, Diane Von Furstenberg, Akiko Ogawa, Erin Fetherston, Miss Sixty, Iódice, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Tracy Reese, Luca Luca, Donna Karan Collection, Yeohlee, Tony Cohen, William Rast, Cynthia Steffe, Badgley Mischka, Matthew Williamson, Pamella Roland, Diesel Black Gold, Dennis Basso, MAX AZRIA, Tibi, Thuy, Nanette Lepore, Michael Kors, Richard Chai, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly by Michelle Smith, Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger, Rebecca Taylor, Calvin Klein, Custo Barcelona, Zac Posen, Project Runway, Ralph Lauren and Tadashi Shoji.
Notable name is Georges Chakra who shows his couture collections during Haute Couture week in Paris. This will be his first foray in the U.S. as he builds his ready-to-wear line. A very familiar name, Calvin Klein Men that traditionally shows during Milano Moda Uomo will also grace the New York runway after being away for a very long time.