Black Barbie x Vogue Italia
My first Barbie was a black Barbie because I asked my mother “Why do all the dolls have blonde hair?” Her only alternative at the time (the early 70′s) was Black Barbie, whom I loved (and named Nemmie) until I cut all her hair off, a fate all my dolls suffered when I was 6. Now Vogue Italy being the trailblazers in equal rights (for all models!) made quite a splash last year with their (4 different covers of) A Black Issue which featured exclusively all Black models. This year marks Barbie’s 50th bday and to celebrate she is in high style, pics after the jump….
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