Vogue Italia pays homage to Barbie for "Black Issue"
Vogue Italia has recreated its ground-breaking July '08 "Black Issue," only this time using Barbie as its main inspiration. The first black doll created from Barbie, named Francie, was introduced in 1967. The actual first black Barbie wasn't released until 1980. This year, the iconic doll has celebrated her 50th anniversary all over the world, and now a collection of black Barbies, called So In Style dolls, are slated to launch early next year. Click here for more info.
"Barbie has been an icon for whole generations which is why I really wanted to give a strong sign in step with the times, and dedicate the anniversary issue to Black Barbie," said editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani.