NEW YORK, Feb 13, 2009 / FW/ — As promised, an engaging Barbie exhibit takes place at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the ‘most happening’ area at Bryant Park. Set by the fountain, 400 Barbie dolls spell out the name B A R B I E.
Each letter represents a decade and is filled with one of the most iconic Barbie dolls ever — from the 1959 original “Teenage Fashion Model” Barbie® doll, to the 1986 Barbie® & The Rockers.
Additionally, 4 Rootstein Barbie™ Mannequins – each standing over 6-feet-tall – are styled in custom made black-and-white bathing suits, jewelry & accessories inspired by the original 1959 Barbie® doll.
On the back of the fountain, five stunning photographs fill a Barbie™ pink wall and capture the iconic 1959 Barbie® doll as you’ve never seen her before. Each is professionally styled and shot by Mattel photographers.
Finally, the fountain is filled with a pool of Barbie™ Pink shiny apples as a tribute to Barbie’s® arrival to NY & her love for the Big Apple! More than 2,800 apples were used.