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Dress My Doll

Five designers reinvent the Editors' favorite Barbies.
Dress My Doll Five designers reinvent the Editors' favorite Barbies.

It's the merry month of June! While that means both wedding bells and school bells are a-ringing, it also signifies one other thing-it's time again for Preview's annual Best Dressed Ball! This year's theme, if you haven't noticed yet, is Barbie. Pink, poufy, glittery and girly, everybody adores this iconic fashion doll!

The Style Bible editors have been prepping and grooming for the upcoming festivities, all the while reminiscing about our most cherished childhood Barbies. Amongst the likes of crowd favorites Malibu Barbie, Ballerina Barbie, and Dream Date Barbie, emerged our top picks of all-time faves: Rap Barbie, Rockstar Barbie, Birthday Barbie, Day-to-night Barbie, and Twist Barbie.

We turned to five of the country's bright young designers-Vania Romoff, Sassa Jimenez, Erstwhile's Angela Alarcon, Amour's Cheena Ng Lio and Glitterati's Nina Estacio-and asked them to translate the outfits of these personal favorites into updated, modern, wearable ensembles worthy of the Preview ball. Of course these designers couldn't help but fondly recall their own little girl memories of fun and games with Barbie while they were at it.

Click on to read about these designers' Barbie anecdotes and view the final outcomes modeled on the it girl of the century, mademoiselle Barbie herself.

-Renee Puno, Editorial Assistant

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