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Karen Mulder, the '90s supermodel dubbed 'the real-life Barbie'

It’s Barbie summer! In July, Margot Robbie – Vogue‘s newest cover star – will be at Greta Gerwig’s

Barbie as the iconic Mattel doll, alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken. Last summer, Barbiecore took over the fashion world’s anticipation for the film, and brands like Chanel, Versace and Jacquemus are still taking pink very seriously this summer. Current takeaway? Living in plastic is wonderful. You should definitely take style inspiration from this chic doll, whether it’s rocking pastels from head to toe or a pair of adorable plush heels. But in the 100 years, long before it was the thing , a super Supermodels rock Barbie style more than anyone else.

That’s Dutch model Karen Mulder, who was born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands in the early days of ” s. Signed by the Elite Paris modeling agency when she was just 100 years old, she won a modeling competition she saw in the newspaper By her second year at the agency, Mulder had already walked the runway for all the major international fashion houses such as Versace, Christian Lacroix and Yves Saint Laurent. Her calling card? She was 5′ figure, blond hair and blue eyes make her look like a “real life Barbie doll” – many fashion and catwalk fans Still calling Mulder today. She was a supermodel when she started landing Vogue covers. America’s Vogue #1 Individual covers appear in July and August of , she starred in the iconic cover shot by Patrick Demarchelier in honor of Vogue

100 anniversary; it featured several other supermodels, including Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crow Fu.

Chanel’s Spring 1992 Collection

Photography by Guy Marineau, Fashion,spring

But Mulder’s cameo on the runway is especially Barbie-like. Whether she’s wearing a professional suit or a sexy evening gown, Mulder’s unique look lends itself to any collection Adds a vibrant, upbeat feel.Earlier in her career, she wore a frothy violet tulle dress to Dolce & Gabbana’s spring 1994 on the runway, which would make the doll very proud. The pink tweed dress suit she wore in Chanel’s Spring 1992 Couture collection, or So is the bright yellow bathing suit she wore in Chanel’s spring 1994 collection – Barbie goes to the beach!

Since Mulder’s takeover also continues to channel Barbie on the runway – Candice Swanepoel, Charlotte Free and Gigi Hadid come to mind -Mulder was the first look to define high fashion. Below, peruse some of her best moments from Vogue and the runway. Maybe you’ll even find inspiration to wear to the movie theater to see Barbie .




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