CAN you tell the difference? Italian Vogue has finally spotted what we recognised some time ago: Uber-model Claudia Schiffer and Mattel's supermodel Barbie were seperated at birth. Claudia is the one with zips in her frocks - poor Barbie has to make do with Velcro fastenings (particularly perilous in this season's itsy bitsy trash glam bikini).

But if you prefer the brunette doll, such is the similarity of Elle Macpherson and her real-life boyfriend Tim Jeffries that their about-town nicknames are Barbie and Ken.

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