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February 14, 2011 7:30 AM

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Ken Tells WWD: 'Barbie Is the Only Doll for Me'

In addition to hosting a "Kenswear" presentation in partnership with the CFDA last night at Christie's "Menswear Meets Art" event, Barbie's former paramour also has some other big news: the two have finally reunited -- after a nearly seven-year...

In addition to hosting a "Kenswear" presentation in partnership with the CFDA last night at Christie's "Menswear Meets Art" event, Barbie's former paramour also has some other big news: the two have finally reunited -- after a nearly seven-year hiatus. barbieken.jpgIn this shocking turn of events -- even more surprising than a potential Brad and Jen reunion -- the plastic pair announced they've decided to give it another go on none other than Valentine's Day.

"Barbie is the only doll for me," Ken told WWD on the eve of the announcement. "I always knew our love was real." The reconciliation comes after months of Ken's bold attempts to try and win the blonde bomshell back, even going so far as to stage a guerrilla campaign, plastering billboards, subways and buses with desperate pleas such as "Barbie, I Want You Back."

The presentation tapped six designers to create looks for a series of Ken dates, including Yigal Azrouel, Robert Geller, Michael Bastian, Billy Reid, Nicholas K and Simon Spurr, and all were eager to give the happy couple their blessing.

"I think Barbie should definitely take Ken back. How many other men does she know that look that good at 50?" Spurr said when asked what he thought of the couple's reconciliation.

"You can't mess with a perfect thing," Nicholas K added, who designed a leather dust jacket with cropped wool blend pants and a hooded cashmere scarf for "Concert Date Ken."

Other categories included Azrouel's denim utility short and linen short-sleeved knit cardigan for a beach date, Geller's mint Henley, black blazer and grey pants for a movie date, Bastian's navy cashmere crew neck sweater and orange cotton shorts for a picnic date and Reid's herringbone pant and sport jacket for a winter date.

For those of you who haven't been following, the new-to-social-media Ken notoriously spent September's Fashion's Night Out soliciting himself to adoring women all over New York City in a branded bus (and not to brag, but Ken did flirt with us via Twitter that night). He also became quite the active Tweeter and Facebook user, updating his statuses and keeping the world abreast of his bachelor status. But the question remains, can Barbie ever trust him again?


Follow Ken on Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/OfficialKen and facebook.com/OfficialKen.
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