Cecile Plaisance 50

The beginning started with a doll, an icone of fashion and beauty… The biggest names in fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chantal Thomas and many others, paid tribute to her. Since her childhood, Cécile Plaisance has photographed things she finds beautiful…Her compositions of Barbies where already the stars in her first snapshots. To make life more light hearted, a reminder of the innocence of our childhoods, of all the little girls who relentlessly dressed and undressed this doll… bringing those soft, innocent memories back to life.

Then as Cécile’s work progressed, she linked « Barbie » to the woman of today, playing with her femininity and taking on many lives at once..beauty icon in magazines, juggling with the real life «Ken» while remaining an accomplished housewife, flirting in her convertible, cheeky at the beach, extatically happy for «Spring break» exécutive woman at the office, autonomous, ageless and in the end…terribly alone. Barbie, contemporary idole of feminity? Unadmitted twinkle to self exploited women. A little bit of humour for the men in our lives, who want a woman to be a mother, a sister, a friend and a lover while staying sexy and assuming everyday responsabilities..