With Barbie now ensconced in her parlors, bedrooms, and other habitats, and with a wardrobe to kill–and with Ken looking on–it was time for thinking of food and pink! An awards ceremony recognizing those who catered many long months to Barbie’s every fashion whim took place May 10 in the Katie Murphy Amphitheater. Cotton candy, pink cupcakes, popcorn, pink drinks, watermelon and strawberries were served to a jubilant gathering of students, parents, FIT faculty and Mattel representatives.
“Play with Fashion” encompassed student work from five Art & Design departments. For the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design (VPED) department, their installation “The Pink Issue” serves as the graduating exhibition.
Barbie luxuriates in her many settings and styles in the lobby of the D Building.
Veronica Zhou beside her winning shoulder sparkle design
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the pinkest of them all? Admirers (l-r) Colette Wong, Chair, Karen Scheetz, Assist. Chair, and Prof. Eileen Karp all of Fashion Design caught fawning over Barbie’s new digs and finery.
Elyse Falato next to her winning little girl’s jewelry box containing Barbie’s shoes and accessories
The evening celebrated Barbie’s new looks and environments created by Art & Design students
Binh Nguyen who won for "A Helping Hand" photos inspired by girls without dolls
Barbie finally gets a moment to kick up her heels.
The Barbie exhibit will remain on view in FIT’s D-building lobby, corner of 27th & 7th Ave, until September 3, 2012.