March 9, 2009 marks Barbie’s 50th Anniversary and we couldn’t be more excited!
While our favorite doll isn’t looking any older these days, fashionistas, designers and girls-at-heart all over the world are celebrating the milestone. February’s New York Fashion Week featured a 50 model, 50+ designer fashion show devoted solely to Barbie and her history. The show included looks from Barbie’s first 1959 appearance (photos below) in the iconic black and white striped swimsuit through the years to looks from today.
They’ve even designed a special edition 50th Anniversary Barbie for the occassion. While I would have put her in pink (in classic Barbie style) this dress is stunning, just like Barbie has been for 50 years.
In honor of Barbie’s anniversary here are some shoes that we feel Barbie would wear, both today and 50 years ago:
As any Barbie owner knows, her feet are made for heels. (She’s definitely my kind of girl!) These 4 inch hott pink pumps are just what any Barbie needs.
Any Barbie wardrobe also must include a fabulous pair of heels for her beautiful ball gowns. These coral satin peep-toes with the knot detail is perfect for any special night on the town with Ken.
Finally, any Barbie girl needs a pair of shoes for her swimsuit. These summery sandals feature pink leather with sequins and a bow, could you get more Barbie than that?