Tonight the Black Barbies go up for a Charity Auction


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Green blk barbies

Please visit the new and read more about the 46 Black Barbies up for auction. Hosted by Christies for AIRC, the Italian Association for Cancer Research, all 46 Barbies featured in Vogue Italia's July issue will be auctioned tonight at Palazzo Clerici in Milan.


Organised by Vogue Italia's Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani and RIchard Dickson, Head of Mattel, in association with Bona Borromeo, President of AIRC, and Comitato Lombardia, a big collector of historic dolls, and owner of Museo della Bambola di Angera. In the past Barbie has been a dentist, a traveller, a pilot and a nurse, she's been an amazon, a zoologist, a career girl, a US presidential candidate, she's been blond, red or brunette, she's had a suntan and now Barbie is black.




Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.