Ever wonder what it would be like to see real girls in a Barbie world? Check out what high fashion models look like as life size Barbies!
Ever wonder what it would be like to see Barbies blown up to normal proportions? Well, with the creative vision of Italian photographer Giampaolo Sgura, that simple idea has become a reality! He took supermodels Magdalena Frackowiak and Elisabeth Erm and dressed them to the nines in designer clothing, all with the help of high fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton (seen above), Chanel, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and many others.
Vogue Paris showcased this spread of faux-plastic images. You’ll notice a multitude of bags, accessories, shoes, and clothing pinned perfectly to the sides of the “box.” If you ever played with Barbie dolls when you were younger, you’ll notice the twist-tie like fasteners that were as frustrating as ever when all you wanted to do was play with your new doll!
Check out this amazing creative work at hand!
As you look through these images, notice the posture of these models! When I first looked over these photos, I couldn’t help but notice that their stances were so similar to actual Barbie dolls!! It makes you wonder how long they had to stare at already-packaged Barbie boxes to learn the acceptable ways to stand.
Another thing I loved was how true to the designer brands the boxes are. It was extremely impressive to see the way everything was furnished and secured in accordance to each brand. For example, Chanel was accessorized with lipsticks and the signature Chanel no. 5, while Gucci was stabled in true equestrian fashion.
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**All images c/o Giampaolo Sgura