The design team at Barbie® Collector continues a great tradition with the festive and fashion-forward 2011 Holiday Barbie doll! The first holiday doll debuted in 1988 and was an instant hit with collectors worldwide.
Lights dim, the orchestra swells and showgirls in ruffled dresses sashay across the stage!
You’re seated front row center at the Moulin Rouge, the preeminent Parisian nightclub, famous for its cabaret performers — none more spectacular than the cancan dancer.
Celebrated actress Grace Kelly was already an international sensation prior to her engagement to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco—but it was their whirlwind courtship that became the stuff of legend! Dashing prince, stunning movie star and a fortuitous meeting at the Cannes Film Festival riveted fans, enchanted by their love-at-first-sight romance. By the time America’s platinum treasure was ready to say, “I do,” interest in her gown had reached a fever pitch.
Barbie® doll, the ultimate muse, embodies three major works of art — with a fashion twist — courtesy of visionary designer Linda Kyaw for The Barbie® Museum Collection!
“For the Museum Collection, I wanted to do something different,” Linda explains, “so we went with the most iconic paintings of all time with an emphasis on fashion.” For the collection, she picked works by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, and Gustav Klimt.
Excited by the prospect of reinterpreting their paintings, Linda faced several interesting challenges.
Call her "out of this world," a "supernova of style," even a "glamtastic vision of futuristic fashion!" She's the Goddess of the Galaxy™ Barbie® Doll, and before she begins her fabulous reign on planet Earth, designer Bill Greening took a few moments to talk about this sci-fi-inspired sensation.
Where did you get your inspiration for Goddess of the Galaxy?
We're big fans of sci-fi in our house. I'm also a kid of the 1970s, so sci-fi was really influential in my childhood - in TV, movies, comics, toys, etc. I also think there's a lot of fashion glamour in sci-fi.
Stormy relationships, swashbuckling action, danger on the high seas, unexpected twists and double-crosses — it's all in a day's work for Captain Jack Sparrow! Join him and the mysterious Angelica on their search of the Fountain of Youth in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Worn for just one day, creating a lifetime of memories. The wedding gown embodies an absolute moment of beauty in a woman's life, portraying the devotion and the expression of a dream made real.
Vera Wang elegantly designs wedding gowns that allow brides to express their individuality. Now, through a unique collaboration, that uniqueness goes even further – with a new personalization feature for Vera's third and final Barbie® Collector bridal doll!
As the Trans-Siberian train rolls to a stop in St. Petersburg amidst steam, smoke, and a crowd of onlookers huddling together for warmth in the chilly air, one woman disembarks, setting a stiletto-heeled black boot onto the train platform. Heads turn while conversations hush. As her second heel hits the platform, all eyes fixate on this elegant beauty.
The Dolls of the World® Landmark Collection celebrates internationally acclaimed landmarks from around the world as only Barbie® can – with a flair for fashion!
On March 11, 2011, Ken® celebrates his 50th anniversary as Barbie’s original boyfriend.
In honor of the big day, Barbie® is a dazzling party hostess! Wrapped up in an eye-catching ensemble that pays tribute to Ken’s signature style, she wears a cyan blue dress with plaid bodice (reminiscent of his sweater vests), dramatic earrings and a bow at her waist (like his classic bow ties).
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