Yes! Well, that’s exactly how my old Barbie got an Art gown.
In Art Gowns spirit, nothing new was purchased for this project. Barbie’s Art Gown is made from a circa 1970 Schiaparelli tie, from my stash. The print size is perfect.
It all began on a visit to The Vintage Toy Advertiser blog. Ford had done a Barbie post, and Barbie has some fab gowns.
Both ends of the tie were lined in Schiaparelli’ embossed “shocking pink”. The colour is Schiaparelli’s inspiration & instigation. She became famous for it.
I used the “shocking pink” tie lining to line the tail of Barbie’s Art Gown.
Here are more fab photos Ford took from Barbie’s catalogues.
Again, one thing leads to another! The gowns are all very beautiful, and no one can say they are “Fast Fashion”. “Fast Fashion” has become a major pollutant, along with its best friend plastic.
Rene Rosso got into the her best Barbie torch gown look, with “shocking pink” accents. She’d like to share her favourite version of “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, a standard she’s been working on.
Our point is, don’t let the lust for “Fast Fashion”, be a smoke that gets in your eyes. Choose “Sustainable Fashion”!
Photos from Barbie’s Catalogue © Ford, TVTA
Art Gowns and all Art Gowns pics & stories © Resa McConaghy
Rene Rosso character © Resa McConaghy (w/ Holly Rene Hunter)
Click on the above beauty shot, and go to TVTA’s Barbie category, and see all the Barbie posts.