If we were to say what famous woman turned 55 the previous days, I bet no one would guess it is Barbie. Well, yes. The remarkable top model, actress and, not least, doll, gracefully reached the age when she could very well be a grandmother while continuing to look as a 20 something beauty. And it is not by chance that I put model first among her activities, as there’s no doubt that high fashion has played a crucial role in her remarkably glamorous vitality. Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci, Guy Laroche, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Versace, Armani, Christian Louboutin, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and even Vera Wang – see them all here – have all designed exclusively for Barbie.
So, these must, after all, be the secrets of eternal youth. Fashion, hard work and a happy family. As we mustn’t forget about the more than 150 professions she has mastered over the decades, nor about her lifetime love, the not less handsome Ken.
Photos: meetsobsession.com, Luisa Via Roma