June 24, 2011

The Grace Kelly Collection: A Tribute to Cinema’s Regal Beauty

The epitome of elegance and sophistication, Grace Kelly lit up the silver screen as an Academy Award-winning actress, won the affections of Monaco royalty, and thrilled the world as a charming, fashionable princess. Now Barbie® doll — another multifaceted beauty — pays homage to this global icon with the exquisite Grace Kelly Collection, which captures her timeless appeal as a movie star, bride, and real-life royalty.

The dazzling series debuts, quite appropriately, with Kelly’s first appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. In the lavish 1955 romantic thriller about jewel heists on the French Riviera, Kelly — herself a rare gem — “catches” the eye of a former cat burglar (Cary Grant) at a hotel casino. Kelly steals the scene and our hearts in her ravishing Edith Head-designed gown.

With To Catch a Thief Barbie® doll, designer Robert Best, in association with the Princess Grace Foundation, has perfectly recreated this delightful movie moment. Molded in vinyl and sculpted in the star’s likeness, she wears an elaborately ruched one-shoulder gown in shades of blue chiffon, accessorized with a flowing scarf and clutch purse that matches her ensemble and aqua eyes. Her blond hair, styled in an upswept chignon, completes the ultra-chic look.

To Catch a Thief Barbie® doll is available now in the Barbie Collector online shop.

A year after filming the Hitchcock classic, Kelly returned to the Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival, where she met and fell in love with Prince Rainier of Monaco. The Grace Kelly Collection celebrates her next magical role as princess with two gorgeous Silkstone® dolls: Grace Kelly Bride doll wears a faithful reproduction of her intricately detailed wedding gown, and Grace Kelly The Romance doll features two of her best-known outfits, including the fabulous floral-print dress she wore in Cannes.

Fans can say “I do” to Grace Kelly Bride doll beginning August 1, and swoon over Grace Kelly The Romance doll, available October 1. There's more in store, too — watch for Rear Window Grace Kelly doll in February 2012!

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