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Friday, May 17, 2019

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When Barbie receives the Board of Directors’ Tribute at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3rd, she will be in excellent company. Past recipients of this special award include First Lady Michelle Obama, Tom Ford, Gloria Steinem, Janelle Monáe, Cecile Richards, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

CFDA’s Board – composed of fashion stars such as Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and Prabal Gurung – is bestowing the world’s #1 fashion doll with this award to celebrate Barbie’s influence on American fashion and her role as an inspiring icon around the globe.

“Barbie has had such wide influence on American fashion and culture,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “Her story personally resonates with so many CFDA members that the Board of Directors decided to honor her with the special tribute.”

Barbie also happens to be celebrating her 60th anniversary this year, so there’s extra cause for celebration. During the six decades, she has inspired and been inspired by fashion and creative communities and collaborated with over 75 designers and influencers including Gigi Hadid and Jeremy Scott for Moschino. The brand’s first designer partnership was with Oscar de la Renta in 1985 and 2019 CFDA Honoree Bob Mackie collaborated with Barbie on a collector doll in 1990.

Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, and Stephen Burrows are just some of the fashion stars who created special Barbie dolls.

“It is a tremendous honor for Barbie to be recognized by the CFDA Board of Directors for her contributions to American fashion. For the past six decades, Barbie has inspired and been inspired by fashion and creative communities,” said Richard Dickson, Mattel’s President and Chief Operation Officer. “Barbie has had the great privilege of collaborating with some of the greatest designer of our time and this award is a moment to celebrate her lasting influence.”

The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held on June 3rd at the Brooklyn Museum. 

The official partners of the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards include: 

Official Hydration Partner, LIFEWTR 

Official Airline Partner, American Airlines

Official Wine Partner, Ecco Domani

Official Carpet Partner, ECONYL® x ege

Official Ride Share Partner, Lyft

Official Spirit Sponsor, Maestro Dobel Tequila

Official Champagne Partner, Perrier-Jouët

Official Hotel Partner, The Standard

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