[Images via Rose Lou]
Designers Billy Reid, Michael Bastian, and Yigal Azrouel, among other fashion designer legends, have taken inspiration from the childhood dream doll, Ken, and has now turned him into the Ultimate Dream Date. Standing doll-like and plastically perfect atop blue square platforms were six male models, aka “Kens,” with each dressed by the designers involved and styled to represent different perfect dates (i.e. the “Concert Date”, the “Beach Date”, the “Winter Date”, the “Formal Date”, the “Picnic Date”, and the “Movie Date”). Two other suit-and-tie-clad beaus were also positioned with a full bouquet of pink roses and a heart pin standing in front of an apologetic heart, pleading “Barbie, I want you back!” dressed to inspire a heart-rendering, romantic reconciliation after the infamous break between the doll-duo back in 2004. The Christie’s hosted event was a fun break from fashion week, filled with beautiful flowers, beautiful cupcakes, and of course “Kens” wearing charming outfits, ready for a date.