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Barbie has fashion week debut

Published 02/11/2009, The Jamestown Sun

You’ve got to be at the top of your game to be a one-name model: There’s Iman, Naomi, Gisele — Barbie. The 11.5-inch plastic doll is still on top as a high-fashion muse as she approaches her 50th birthday, and will make her New York Fashion Week catwalk debut on Saturday in 50 outfits by the country’s top designers. Barbie’s life-size stand-ins will strut in a red carpet-worthy gown by Marchesa, a hot-pink wrap dress by Diane von Furstenberg and an outrageous green party dress by Betsey Johnson.

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