Golden Qi-Pao™ Barbie® Doll
Golden Qi-Pao™ Barbie® doll was designed to commemorate the one year anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. The color gold is regarded as a color of good luck, wealth, and prosperity in Chinese culture and Barbie® doll embodies them all in this sophisticated and elegant Chinese formal dress. Although the design is simple, elegance is reflected in the use of different fabrics and textures. A layer of lace appliques covers a solid golden background. Tiny rhinestones and golden rosettes are applied to the dress giving it a contemporary look. Barbie® needs only to add "crystal" earring droplets, a faux jade bracelet and shoes. The final touch, an elegant faux jade butterfly that signifies beauty, completes her ensemble. Barbie® wears her dark hair in an updated version of the traditional chignon.