Barbie® Is Christian Siriano’s Latest Muse In One-of-a-Kind Collection Highlighting Body Diversity

Siriano Recreates His Iconic Red Carpet Looks for all Four Body Types Found in the Barbie Fashionistas Line

Christian Siriano, a New York-based fashion designer known for advocating for body positivity, has partnered with Barbie to launch a one-of-a-kind collection showcasing red carpet glamour on the four different Barbie® body types found in the brand’s Fashionistas® line.

Four of the one-of-a-kind Barbie looks were inspired by red carpet moments Siriano designed for celebrities, which showcases the evolution of red carpet beauty. The final doll’s gown was inspired by the designer’s Resort 2018 collection to complete the diverse line-up. Siriano continues to challenge the fashion industry’s standards by being more inclusive—a shared value for the Barbie brand.

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Christian Siriano designs one-of-a-kind looks for Barbie highlighting the diversity found in the brand’s Fashionistas line.

Barbie has always been a huge inspiration to me and I’m honored to be teaming up with this iconic brand,” said Christian Siriano. “It’s especially exciting to be designing an array of inclusive and diverse doll looks that can allow girls to see themselves better represented when they play. It was incredible to recreate iconic red carpet moments and dress my latest muse, Barbie, in a new look from my Resort 2018 collection.”

Over the past three years, the Barbie brand has infused a variety of skin tones, body types, hairstyles and fashions into its line—making it the most diverse doll line on the market. The brand is a better reflection of the girls who play with them, and culturally depicts a broader view of beauty currently seen on runways, red carpets, in magazines and with the rise of social media influencers. The Barbie Fashionistas segment continues to exceed expectations, as sales of the line see high double-digit growth globally. Diversity continues to roll out across brand content, marketing, and product, including the Fantasy, Entertainment and Careers segments.

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Barbie is a fashion icon—she’s been dressed by a multitude of designers over the years who have used her as a canvas to reflect beauty of the moment,” said Sejal Shah Miller, VP Global Marketing of Barbie. “We are thrilled that Christian is the next designer to be inspired by Barbie and is showcasing a diverse and inclusive view of red carpet looks.

Christie’s Education Launches Courses New Learning Online Platform in October

Available in English, Arabic, and Mandarin

Immerse yourself in the art world, wherever you are.

This October Christie’s Education will launch new Online Courses, that will make the study of art history and the art market more accessible to students around the world. The digital platform will become Christie’s Education’s third pillar of learning, joining the Continuing Education programs and Master’s degrees as routes to gain a deeper understanding of the art world, whether to further careers, enhance knowledge, or explore passions. Online learning programs will be available from within a dedicated web-based platform, providing weekly lectures enhanced with immersive video content with behind-the-scenes insight into the world’s leading auction house, and online classroom interaction with tutors.

Christie’s Education, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s leading art business, imagesChristie’s, is an international postgraduate institution devoted to preparing graduates for entry into the art world through the advanced study of the art business, art world practice and the acquisition of connoisseurship skills. By offering Master’s degrees in London and New York, students are immersed in all areas of the art world, focusing on business analysis, object-based study, history of art, art market studies, supported by rigorous professional development courses. All Master’s degrees have an integrated work placement at Christie’s auction house as an accredited part of these programs.

Christie’s Education online courses provide a fully immersive experience of the art world. Christie’s Education also offers also offer a vast range of continuing education opportunities in London, New York, and Hong Kong, designed to introduce enthusiasts to the fundamentals of art and the art market.

We are pleased to launch our new online course to a global audience,” said Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer, Christie’s. “As the appreciation and appetite for art have grown around the world, there has been increasing interest and demand for understanding the industry and cultural context for collecting. As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Christie’s Education is an important part of our operations and this new, digital course will complement our existing, international programs. It is significant we are launching this during our events in Shanghai and recognizes that education is a vibrant part of our programs in the region. Continue reading