The genesis of Barbie Stories
by Michel Tréhet
A graduate of the Beaux-Arts, Michel Tréhet has become a success in painting and advertising. From these two worlds he derives his passions for composition and graphic research into the glamour and elegance of the 50s and 60s, passions that he expresses through photography. His first work with Barbie was created for the Deauville Photography Festival in 2014. It was for this event that he first incorporated the famous doll into his shots. Barbie became, in effect, his muse. His immaculately staged photographic compositions featuring the doll as a great lady of fashion set against iconic backdrops made a considerable impact.