When I found out that one of my assignments for my fashion design class was to create an outfit for a Barbie I couldn't have been more excited. As a little girl I loved dressing up Barbie dolls and making clothing for them seemed even better! My inspiration for my garment was a beautiful painting by Edgar Degas called Dancers in Pink. I wanted to take the poise found in ballet and translate it into a structured dress. The peplum at the waist is used for contrast and is meant to emulate a ballerina's tutu. Finally, I added a choker and ballet slippers as seen on the dancers in the painting, hoping Degas would approve!