Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I ♥ Barbie
I first knew Robert Best from the third season of Project Runway.
He was a confusing guy. He was professional, stylish, and fabulous. But his designs on the show were boring.
Well, the fashion designer has stepped up his game as the principle designer for Barbie recently.
There is absolutely nothing boring about his fashion designs for our favorite doll. His gowns for Barbie are so glamorous and stunning, I wish I could fit into them all myself!
Here are some of my favorite Robert Best designs for Barbie:
You can see even more of Robert's designs in his 2011 Barbie calendar:
While admiring these gorgeous designs, it is easy to disregard how much work goes into each piece. Although the design process is quick (usually about two weeks from sketch to prototype), it can take up to two years to get from the concept to the toy store.
As the principle designer, Robert is responsible for everything: hair, makeup, shoes, jewelry, clothes, and accessories. He also oversees the packaging.
One of his most proudest accomplishments was a gown called the Generation of Dreams, which featured images of Barbie throughout the years.
So, what do you think? Isn't Barbie a lucky girl?