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Durran factors out that Barbie’s cowgirl outfit is type of a satire of American iconography. Barbie could seem incapable of sporting something apart from brilliant pink, so her cowgirl outfit is as near cultural “camouflage” as she’ll ever come. Durran mentioned: 

“After they arrived in America, what would they put on? How would a Barbie and a Ken — properly, not a lot a Ken, ‘trigger Ken follows — however how would Barbie select what to put on when she needs to slot in and be preferred in America? Does she turn into a Malibu woman?”

Denim made sense, and whereas one might be able to mail-order pink denims with relative ease, discovering bolts of the particular cloth was close to unimaginable. Evidently Durran needed to improvise. She additionally wanted to sew collectively a number of mock-ups to verify the proper outfit was discovered. Durran mentioned: 

“We had to purchase pink stretch cloth after which print a denim texture onto it. […] There have been numerous totally different variations of it, with a waistband, with no waistband. It took a very long time simply to work, to get the precise particulars of it.”

The feel is uncanny. Easy, like all-rayon Barbie garments, but nonetheless evocative of precise denim. Durran did one thing proper, as Spirit Halloween already produced a model of it for the approaching October, and it is already offered out. It is offered out at Celebration Metropolis as properly. Put together to see any variety of Barbie’s outfits this Halloween. 

Eventually measure, “Barbie” was the twentieth highest-grossing movie of all time. 

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