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DESIGNER COLLABORATIONS

This week a number of interesting collaborations have been announced. 

At his Fall/Winter 2009 show in Paris, Yohji Yamamoto will unveil a shoe collaboration with Salvatore Ferragamo. The collection will consist of seven sculpted red shoes and will be labeled Salvatore Ferragamo for Yohji Yamamoto. Some of the styles are said to be influences by Ferragamo’s iconic Vara ballerina and various archival Ferragamo patterns. The styles will retail for between $470 and $1,050 and they’ll be available starting in early July in Yamamoto boutiques, Ferragamo flagships and select multi-brand stores. 

In other news, Britney Spears has teamed-up with the boys at DSquared2 for her Circus tour which just kicked off in New Orleans. The Italian design duo designed a number of costumes for the show (for both Britney as well as her dancers), and designer Dan Caten explained to the Telegraph that they’re kind of a metamorphis from animal to ringmaster to slave, in keeping with the circus theme adding that “Britney starts off with the cheetah-head, removes it to become the ring-master and lion-tamer, and then strips off the jacket to reveal a Swarovski-crystal corset, fishnets and thigh-high boots.” 

Lastly, the celebration for Barbie’s 50th anniversary continues with a collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and the famed Paris boutique Colette. The Kaiser has dressed both Barbies and Kens for Colette’s display windows. They’ll be on view from March 9 through March 28 and on March 12 there will be a special exhibition featuring the first Barbie and Ken dolls ever created.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.