Chris Benz on Dressing Barbie for Her 2012 Presidential Campaign

Barbie, Chris Benz
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Barbie is running for president for the fifth time, and she enlisted the help of designer pal Chris Benz to make sure she looks her best on the campaign trail. "We had designed a dress for Michelle Obama in this print, and I thought what a great complement to that moment in time to do the same print for Barbie but in pink," Benz told of the doll's suit. "We added red, white, and blue ribbon and made it fun and flirty." Fun fact: Barbie's magnetic pink wedges aren't just stylish, they also enable her to stand up on her own, a first for the icon. "It is a great metaphor for a presidential campaign," Benz said. With an outfit this cute, we have a feeling she's going all the way to the Pink House! Pre-order "I Can Be President" Barbie for $14 at

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