By Allen Voivod
Mattel has joined renowned fashion designer Stephen Burrows for a special event to benefit the students of the High School of Fashion Industries in New York!
Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of The Barbie™ Collection.
Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld brings his incredible talent to designing for Barbie® doll, and even though it’s only a sketch that’s been seen so far, the reaction has been amazing! See for yourself in this edition of Hot Off the Barbie™ Press.
An island made up of many lands—some beautiful, others disquieting, Faraway Forest™ is home to elves, fairies, and water nymphs. Mortal royalty live here, too, as well as unknown creatures who dwell in deep, blue Crystal Caves™. If you are lucky, you will meet them all while you journey with us.
Celebrate Summer 2014 with The Barbie™ Collection!
Get ready to kick off this year’s soccer season in colorful style with a doll created by neo-pop artist, Romero Britto (back cover). Join the lovely dance with Ballet Wishes™ Barbie® doll who stays en pointe and in style with her beautiful costume and hair (left and on page 5).
Barbie welcomes internationally renowned actress, Fan Bingbing, to shine in her global Hall of Fame debut
- Launch of Barbie Fan Bingbing Celebrity Specialty doll.
- She joins Barbie in inspiring young girls to “Shine Your Way”.
- 2014 will marks the 55th anniversary of Barbie as a global role model.
Shanghai, China, 31st May 2014– Barbie® today announced the launch of the Fan Bingbing Celebrity Specialty doll. The globally renowned actress made a special appearance to launch the doll alongside Robert Best, Barbie’s chief designer for the Barbie Specialty line. Ms. Fan has the illustrious honor of being the very first actress from China to be invited to join the Barbie global celebrity Hall of Fame. Her collaboration with Barbie will give purpose and meaning to play and help ignite the spark inside girls across China to “Shine Your Way.”
After holding down 150 jobs over her 55-year career, what do you think Barbie® doll’s résumé looks like? Wonder no more, as Barbie® herself put together a career-spanning guide for Buzzfeed.com.
Next month, the thrilling action-adventure film Divergent debuts in theaters worldwide! Set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, the story based on the best-selling book series makes the leap to the big screen starting March 21, 2014. Get a look behind the scenes in these two videos!
I am a doll. And yet, I’ve always caused a bit of a stir, starting with my debut as a teenage fashion model in a swimsuit in 1959. My creation was met with skepticism and judgment. But I was designed by a woman and mother determined to give girls a way to play, to imagine and to dream—and it was those girls who understood me and made me an instant success. Over time, I’ve become an icon, and as with all icons, I’ve been pulled into the cultural conversation.
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