eliana lorena: unico.world eliana lorena: unico.world
dec 10, 2009

eliana lorena: unico.world

eliana lorena: unico.world italian stone showroom (si02 lab), milan december 10th to december 30th, 2009

barbies in different cultural dress

artist-designer eliana lorena has dressed 500 black barbies according to different cultures of women from around the world, with clothes that she has designed and made ad hoc. lorena’s goal was to make barbie become a real woman, not the woman becoming the barbie.

‘I chose barbie, because she is a strong icon, which has approval by definition, giving her another identity.‘ – EL

titled unico.world, the collection of dolls were sold in an auction by sotheby’s at palazzo vecchio in florence in november to support the ‘save the children’ organization. now unico.world has arrived in milan and the 500 barbies – divided into groups of ten, packed in paper boxes craft, stamped and numbered and on sale to the public – are being exhibited at the italian stone showroom (si02 lab) on via degli arcimboldi.

barbies in different cultural dress including a kimono and burqa

the dolls are packaged in tens

illustrations of the different cultural clothing

  • love this

    Lucy says:
  • Nice…. Its good that u want to make barbie into real woman but somewhere it is lacking glamor which is a synonym for Barbie Dolls.

    SuperDesign says:
  • “lorena’s goal was to make barbie become a real woman, not the woman becoming the barbie.”

    OK, so how come none of them are fat or short or chubby or thin or with small breats etc. like real women?

    Zetta says:
  • …punching holes in every wall only exposes us to more harm. The point is ‘funds for save the children’ period. Lets be focused. Congrats EL. Slumcode – Nairobi.

    Slumcoder1 says:
  • =D

    marciapires says:

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