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Barbie Designers

Alexander Wang

    Alexander Wang (San Francisco, California, December 26, 1983) is a renowned American fashion designer. He has done some OOAK collaborations with Barbie.

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Amy Lee

    Amy Lee is a project designer, graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 2006 and has worked for Mattel since 2006.

    The OOAK Katy Perry doll from Mattel was designed by her for the Project Angel Food charity auction. Her first collector design is Mermaid Enchantress.

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Angel Kent

    Angel Kent is a Mattel product designer. He has made several OOAKs.

    One of his first collector dolls is Barbie Flight of Fashion Doll.

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Ann Driskill

    Ann Driskill has made several Barbie dolls. One of my favorites is Couture Angel Doll.

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Bill Greening

    Designer Bill Greening has been lead Barbie designer at Mattel for years.

    Her most famous collections are Barbie Basics, Barbie Look Red Carpet, The Barbie Look, Barbie Star Trek, Barbie Holiday Dolls, Barbie Hello Kitty, Barbie Tim Gunn, Barbie Cher 80's Bob Mackie, Barbie Birthstone, Barbie City Shine, Barbie City Shopper, Barbie Pop Life, Barbie - Ken Faraway Forest - Fairy Kingdom Wedding, Barbie Malibu by Trina Turk, Barbie Hippolyta - Wonder Woman...

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Billy Boy

    Billy Boy is another of Barbie's first designers. He was one of the first to collaborate with Mattel, launching dolls in 1984 and 1986. Billy is an artist, fashion designer and even produced costume jewelry. He states that Barbie has always been an educational tool, a great role model and has helped many people with their own fashion sense. He authored the book Barbie: Her Life and Times in 1987 and was an avid Barbie collector himself. His private collection consists of more than 11,000 Barbie dolls and 3,000 Ken dolls. His own designs are "Le Nouveau Théâtre de la mode Barbie" and "Feelin' Groovy Barbie". For Billy Boy, the plastic doll was a way to show the history of Barbie but also the history of fashion in a different and fun way. We love Billy Boy, not only because of his designs, but because of his true passion for Barbie.

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Bob Mackie

    Robert Gordon Mackie (born March 24, 1939) is an American fashion designer and seamstress, best known for dressing entertainment icons such as Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Diahann Carroll, Carol Channing, Cher, Bette Midler, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Eden, Lola Falana, Farrah Fawcett, Judy Garland, Mitzi Gaynor, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, Marie Osmond, Lynn Anderson, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Barbra Streisand, among others. He was the costume designer for all the performers on The Carol Burnett Show during its eleven-year run. For his work, Mackie has received nine Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design. In April 2023, Mackie received RuPaul's inaugural Giving Us Life-time Achievement Award on the season 15 finale of RuPaul's Drag Race.

    The designer has made various collaborations with Barbie with exclusive designs for Barbie Collector dolls.

    In HBO's Girls Season 5, Episode 6, "The Panic in Central Park," character Marnie Michaels tries on a bright red, tight-fitting sleeveless dress and refers to herself as a "Barbie Bob doll." Mackie."

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Calvin Klein

    Calvin Klein is a prominent global fashion brand with a rich, transgressive history. Founded in 1968 in New York, the brand's product design and communication reflect a minimalist and sensual aesthetic that celebrates limitless self-expression. The Calvin Klein brand is known for its iconic CK logo waistband underwear and recognizable jeans, such as the '90s straight-leg model. Calvin Klein also designs clothing, shoes and accessories that seek to elevate everyday essentials. . Each of its brands – Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein Kids and Calvin Klein Sport – has a unique identity and position in retail, marketing a range of products that are universally appealing to both customers local and international. Calvin Klein's inclusive philosophy is further strengthened by its range of unisex clothing and inclusive sizing options. CK products are designed with high-quality tailoring and a focus on eliminating unnecessary details, resulting in unique, long-lasting items that embody modern comfort.

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Carlyle Nuera

    He has been Lead Designer for Mattel Barbie since 2010. In 2013 he became a renowned designer and became part of the Barbie Collector team.

    Her most famous collections are Barbie Styled by Iris Apfel, Barbie Quinceañera, Barbie Styled by Marni Senofonte – Crystal, Ken BMR1959, Barbie BMR1959, Barbie Collection Mutya, Barbie – The Global Glamor Sorcha, Barbie Gabby Douglas, Barbie Collection Birthday Wishes , Barbie Selma DuPar James, Barbie A Wrinkle in Time – Oprah Winfrey, has also designed Barbie Fashionistas and fashion packs. Fairytale Essentials, Stardoll by Barbie, Barbie Puma, Barbie BMR and more.

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Carol Spencer

    Carol Spencer (1933) (Mattel: 1963 - 1998) at the age of 18 went to the Mattel offices when the announcement came out that they were requesting a seamstress for Barbie. Her first design for Barbie was 'Crisp and Cool', which consisted of a white vest with red buttons and a red polka dot scarf, with a red skirt. And yes, Carol worked on several designs at the same time, but for one to reach the display case it took her 12 to 18 months! Another enormous merit, we owe Carol Spencer the 'Total Hair Barbie' that came out in 1992 - and it was the Barbie that Margot Robbie recreated at the press conference for Mexico City. The gymnast Barbie that appears in Toy Story 3, was also Carol's work.

    Her extensive portfolio of designs spans both everyday and collectible Barbies — she made one of the most luxurious models for the 'Golden Jubilee Barbie Doll' with gold lace and pearls, as well as the first line of 'My First Barbie Dolls', by Kelly and Chelsea, which was created to give girls under two years old a doll (via ReadMoreCO). And in her book Dressing Barbie she narrates the experiences it took to create a wardrobe for Barbie, ranging from trips to the clothes that she herself wore and that served as inspiration.

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Caroline DeMersseman

    Caroline DeMersseman is Design Director in California (USA), she worked for 7 years at Mattel (standing out as Senior Manager Product Design, she collaborated on different Barbie dolls such as Barbie Dragon Empress (Kornelia), Barbie 60th Anniversary (Astrid and Deborah). She brings a different vision of the Barbie doll, her creations are the symbol and highlight all her creativity. She also collaborated in the series of 3 Holiday (Christmas) barbies of 2020 (Elmira, Rufina and Ninutsa) and in the Barbie Elton John (Donna).

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Charlotte Johnson

    Charlotte Johnson (1917 - 1997) (Mattel: 1956 - 1980) She was the one who designed the first Barbie outfit. The first Barbie featured Barbie wearing a black and white zebra-striped swimsuit with her hair in a ponytail with a signature bun. This design was co-created by Charlotte Johnson and sold over 350,000 dolls. To celebrate Barbie's 35th anniversary, the original doll was recreated in 1994. Then, in 1999, the 40th anniversary doll reimagined that swimsuit design as an elegant party dress. Charlotte's original design lives on in Barbie Collectors collections around the world.

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