Ebony and Irony

There’s life after print for the 46 black Barbie dolls who famously appeared in Vogue Italia earlier this year, styled and photographed by the Vogue Italia fashion team. The dark beauties of varying shades will be auctioned off tonight at Palazzo Clerici in Milan to benefit AIRC, the Italian Association for Cancer Research. On hand will be editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and Mattel’s Richard Dickson, but we predict it’ll be an epic night for another guest, Comitato Lombardia, an avid collector of historic dolls. Does it get more historic than this?

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