Vogue Italia celebrates Barbie
Vogue Italia pays tribute to Barbie with a special collector's edition Barbie supplement. The title has replicated the July's Black Issue with a special supplement featuring artistic photography and fashion featuring Barbie dolls.
The first black doll from Barbie was launched in 1967 as Black Francie, followed by the first official Black Barbie doll in 1980. Autumn 2009 sees the unveiling of a new collection of 'So In Style' black Barbie dolls, designed with more authentic looking features; the dolls will be available in a limited edition launch of 2,000, sold exclusively in quality toy outlets in Italy and available in the US and on barbiecollector.com, rolling out to the UK early next year.