Their bodies, of course, have been etiolated, distorted versions of the female form since Barbie was first created by Ruth Handler in 1959, but at least when my own daughters played with them 25-plus years ago, Barbie looked fairly wholesome with her princess outfits, air-hostess uniform, tennis gear, and those impossible-to-put-on trousers and little tops.
Several months ago I had the pleasure of assisting my great friend Mr Wilde to shoot his new collection 'Vixen Kill! Kill!'. With previous collections including his debut 'Madame Boucherie' and the most recent 'Through with Love!' William has already garnered a host of celebrity clients including Rihanna.