Look sharp, Barbie! Ken’s rocking Berluti for his 60th

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Look sharp, Barbie! Ken’s rocking Berluti for his 60th

The iconic doll’s beau celebrates six decades this year and he’s doing it in Parisian style, with charity in mind

Thango Ntwasa

When most gents turn 60, their birthday wishes might consist of La-Z-Boys, fishing rods and one more go on that motorbike they bought during their midlife crisis.

But for Mattel’s Ken, the milestone has become a stylish affair. The toymaker has partnered with Parisian men’s wear brand Berluti to celebrate six decades of the doll. Berluti creative director Kris van Assche made miniature versions of new and old pieces from its collection to add to Ken’s wardrobe.

The majority come from Berluti’s collaboration with sculptural artist Brian Rochefort, famed for his colourful artworks that are inspired by volcanic eruptions. This can be seen on the Ken doll that rocks a print-heavy long-sleeve shirt matching the bulbous shapes and wild prints of Rochefort’s artworks...

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