Goddess of the Moon Barbie -Bob Mackie
Goddess of the Moon Barbie -Bob Mackie

NEW YORK, Feb 11, 2009 / FW/ — Barbiemania will hit high gear in the next 10 days as everyone’s favorite fashionista hits the catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. And as an added treat to Barbie fans, the world-famous doll will be the subject of an art installation inside the tents at Bryant Park,

During fashion week, the Bryant Park fountain in the lobby of the tent becomes the focal point of the area. During the Barbie art installation, the highlight of the fountain will be a 5-foot-tall installation of Barbie™ Pink 3D letters filled with nearly 400 Barbie dolls.

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.