With her insanely long legs, gorgeous blonde hair and fabulous globe-trotting lifestyle, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is already something of a real-life Barbie doll. So naturally, when it came time for Vogue Japan contributor and stylist Anna Dello Russo to cast a living version of the Mattel doll for the glossy's April fashion editorial, she knew just who to turn to.
Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, the editorial features Rosie dressed in all of the modern-day trappings of a real-life Barbie girl: hot pink heart-shaped sunglasses, roller skates and a perfectly groomed male companion. Still, it's the supermodel's uncanny/terrifying ability to pose like an inanimate object that is perhaps the most impressive aspect of the shoot. Like the doll of our childhood, Rosie strikes a stiff pose with barely-bendable knees, wide, vacant eyes and a painted on smile that would rival that of the Stepford Wives.
Luckily, the spread's creepy undercurrent is easily over shadowed by the addition of Moschino's full Barbie-inspired spring/summer '15 collection, as well as other bright, flirty, and glitzy designs from the likes of Valentino, Versace and Ralph Lauren. If we didn't know any better, we'd say this is Barbie if not at her best, than at the least, her most stylish.
Click HERE to see the full spread featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in all of her Barbie-like perfection!
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