Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is a fashion journalist, author and critic. He is fashion editor of the Independent, i and the Independent on Sunday newspapers and was awarded the inaugural Editorial Intelligence Award for Fashion Commentator of the Year 2014-15. He was named one of InStyle magazine's 20 most powerful people in fashion in 2015.

Hello, Dolly! Why is high fashion so fixated with life in plastic?

Barbie has unveiled a trio of new shapes for 2016, and has an exhibition at a French museum normally devoted to fashion’s greatest hits. But perhaps Barbie is just that, argues Alexander Fury, as he examines the enduring legacy of the world’s shortest supermodel.