Today is National Barbie Day, marked for the anniversary of the day – March 9 – the Barbie doll (full name Barbara Millicent Roberts) debuted at the American International Toy Fair in 1959 in New York City – and it’s also used as Barbie’s official birthday. Take a look at some of these stylin’ celebrity fashion moments inspired by this much-loved icon.
Captioning this image with the hashtag “#AspenBarbie”, Paris Hilton rocked a shocking pink ski jacket and black ski pants on a trip to Aspen with her now fiancé, Chris Zylka, over the Christmas holidays. The 37-year-old DJ also donned her signature oversize sunglasses and a matching pink ski helmet. In the words of Miss Hilton, “That’s hot.”
Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West loves to switch up her look. Remember when she had long blond Barbie-inspired locks and clad herself in an array of outfits from her husband’s Yeezy Season 6 line? Here, the reality-TV starlet is pictured sipping on a smoothie in a knit crop top, sweatpants and high-heeled ankle boots in icy grey and neutral tones.
Gigi Hadid looked like a modern-day fashion doll when she slipped into a shiny pink leather jacket (with multiple zips and fringing) and flared trousers in New York City last summer. But the in-demand model didn’t stop there. For her choice of footwear, she opted for Aquazurra’s blush pink platform heels embellished with pearls.
Beyoncé showed up to this year’s Grammy Awards in an extravagant, all-black ensemble. Channelling the style of a black-tie Barbie, Queen Bey looked like a million bucks wearing a cut-out velvet gown (with broad shoulders and not one, but two thigh-slits), dazzling diamond earrings and a bejewelled clutch.