I came across this by accident since the Kartell flagship store was around the corner from our hotel in Milan.
It was Kartell's 60th anniversary and Barbie's 50th so the two icons of plastic came together and came up with the Barbie line for Kartell (purveyor of the famous Ghost chair among others).
There were some Italian design celebrities at the opening who I was not familiar with (how sad).
They set up a lounge outside the store for the opening event. This was right before the big Milan Furniture Show.
They created a special edition pink Barbie Ghost Chair with a vintage sketch of Barbie on the seat back and a special edition PINK Bourgie lamp.
They also had window displays with life-size Barbies wearing vintage Moschino set among other Kartell iconic furniture.
They also had a Barbie Pink Fiat parked outside the store. I would have driven off with it but I don't drive shtick!
One of the guest was wearing her Barbie Pink shoes with her LBD. The Kartell store also sold pink and white plastic ballerina flats by normaluisa, available exclusively only at the Kartell flagship store in Via Turati, Milan.
Later, I hit the recessionista and OFW shopping haven - Via Corso Buenos Aires with my Barbie inspired pink shirt and pink bag shopping tote.