Alain Mikli glasses for Barbie

Last Updated on January 30, 2013

Alain Mikli for Barbie, photo J. P. Metayer

Alain Mikli designed these glasses for Barbie's 40th anniversary in 1999. They are much more Mikli than Barbie and Barbie herself would never wear them because she doesn't share Mikli's sense of humor and playful wit (in this case, the most interesting part of the glasses is tucked behind your ears, making you able to laugh only to yourself). In fact, the legs and feet are the only elements of this design reminiscent of the doll; I really like the elegance with which it navigates the rocky waters between spoof and homage.

2 thoughts on “Alain Mikli glasses for Barbie”

  1. Pingback: Seaside essentials

Leave a Comment