This is probably one of the most interesting/weird jewelry lines I've come across in a long time. For most people, Barbie evokes some sort of emotion or memory and I think that's why I love this project so much.
She is an American icon, representing everything from pop culture, feminism, perfection, and even sexuality... We all remember the "Barbie Girl" song. It got a lot of negative attention as it portrayed Barbie as a sexual symbol, rather than the much loved child's toy. Margaux Lange has no doubt received mixed reviews on her series of deconstructed Barbie parts, but I have to say, well done. It's called The Plastic Body Series.
Margaux finds Barbies on ebay and garage sales, re-purposing them for her jewelry. I think that's the best part. Each piece once lived out the fears, desires, and relationships of a child's mind on stage. A toy that fuels creativity is now wearable art.
I guess nothing is what it was intended to be, in the hands of a creative person.