December 1, 2010

Culture Meets Couture: Japan Ken® And Japan Barbie® Dolls

In 2010, Barbie® celebrated 30 years of being a global ambassador with the anniversary of the Dolls of the World® Collection. There was even an exhibit held on Ellis Island this summer, highlighting over 50 cultural dolls from the collection. And now this special collection celebrates another major milestone – the very first Ken® doll graces the line!

He’s none other than Japan Ken® doll. Brooding, handsome, and exotic, Japan Ken® doll blends traditional costuming of the ancient Samurai culture with a whimsical and couture edge. His red and black ensemble features a long black silky kimono with red trim, a fashion-inspired Obi (the stylish belt wrapped at his waist), and striking black boots. Of course, a Samurai is nothing without his sword, the Katana. With striking features including a dramatic brow, chiseled cheekbones and a painted goatee, Ken rocks the modern Samurai look!

And Ken is not the only one with a fierce fashion sense combining eastern tradition with modern style. Japan Barbie® doll wears a stunning combination of Japanese costuming with cutting edge fashion flair. She’s dressed in a silky red kimono with printed flowers on the skirt and side panels and cinched at the waist with a white Obi. Stylish golden boots, a gorgeous golden fan, and flowers in her hair complete the look.

Japan Barbie® doll and Japan Ken® doll are the first and most fashion-forward couple to grace the Dolls Of The World line! Will they join your collection?

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