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Jeremy Scott Gets Own Moschino Barbie

Jeremy Scott Gets Own Moschino Barbie Doll

Barbie gets a makeover

Barbie gets a makeover from 13 fashion designers

Barbie gets a makeover

Mattel’s iconic doll will be the star of an exhibit in a private mansion, Le Molière, in Paris on September 26 and 27.


Thirteen dolls will have been given makeovers by fashion designers and ten others immortalized by Studio Harcourt Paris will also be presented.

Today’s Barbie represents more than 50 different nationalities and has successfully navigated from a career in architecture to veterinarian, journalist, astronaut and even fashion designer in just a few years.

It’s not surprising then to learn that this dedicated expo will be run under the banner of cultural diversity.

2015, the year of fashion

Barbie and fashion. It’s a story that’s already more than five decades old, but this year, the doll has taken another important step with the “Barbie Fashionista” line. This version comes in 8 skin colors, 14 face shapes, 18 eye colors, 22 hair styles and 23 hair colors.

Another 100% fashion development: Barbie’s ankles are now jointed, which allows her to change shoes as she pleases.


The second half of 2015 will be marked by another fashion event in the icon’s life. Thirteen dolls have received makeovers by famous fashion designers and will be exhibited at Le Molière, a private mansion in Paris.

Albertine, AmishBoyish, Balzac Paris, Ba&Sh, Carolina Ritz, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Heimstone, Maison Kitsuné, Laure de Sagazan, Modetrotter, Roseanna, Sakina M’sa and Stouls have all designed unique outfits for the doll.

Ten examples from the “Barbie Fashionistas” collection have also been photographed by the legendary Studio Harcourt Paris.

The photos will also be presented at the exhibit.

Barbie Lagerfeld

Barbie Lagerfeld to debut during Paris Fashion Week

In July, Mattel announced its partnership with Karl Lagerfeld to create an exclusive new Barbie. Now, in addition to unveiling the first two photos of the doll, the brand has set a date for the much anticipated release.

Barbie Lagerfeld

Dressed and styled by Karl Lagerfeld, the new Barbie will go on sale from September 29, in the midst of Paris Fashion Week.

Clearly more than a mere toy, Barbie Lagerfeld is a serious collector’s item produced in a limited edition of 999 dolls, each priced at $200 or €200.


Fans will have to act fast to get their hands on one of the exclusive dolls, which will only be sold in select Karl Lagerfeld stores, at Colette in Paris, and online at thebarbiecollection.com and Net-a-Porter.

Karl Lagerfeld with Barbie

This unique Barbie doll sports a black jacket, a white men’s dress shirt, a black satin cravat and fitted black jeans.


Of course, the outfit would not be complete without miniature versions of some of Lagerfeld’s signature accessories, including black fingerless gloves and sunglasses. A black leather clutch with metallic accents and black ankle boots round out the look.

Karl Lagerfeld Barbie

When Karl Lagerfeld dresses Barbie

Karl Lagerfeld Barbie

Mattel has invited couturier and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld to design a look for its iconic fashion doll. The result will be a collector’s edition  with all the hallmarks of Lagerfeld’s distinctive style.

This fall, Barbie will add a new look to her wardrobe, including a black blazer, a white men’s dress shirt with a starched collar, a black satin tie and a pair of fitted black jeans.

Of course, the outfit will come with equally chic accessories: a pair of black fingerless gloves, black boots and a black leather clutch with metallic accents.

“Working with  for this unique creative collaboration has been an incredible honor,” commented Kim Culmone, Vice President of Design for Barbie products at Mattel. “It’s not every day that Barbie dresses like the world’s most famous fashion designer.”

Lagerfeld and his designers also seemed to enjoy the collaboration. “It has been great fun for Karl and the team to dress Barbie in this iconic style,” commented Pier Paolo Righi, CEO & President of Karl Lagerfeld.

Lagerfeld Barbie will go on sale in a limited edition under the Barbie Collector line. Additional details on the doll will be revealed at a later date.

Stephen Jones dressing Barbie

Stephen Jones makes couture Barbies

Stephen Jones dressing Barbie

Designer Stephen Jones has created a holiday treat for fans of the celebrated toy doll: a range of five bespoke and one-of-a-kind Barbies.

The five dolls — ‘Happy Holly’, ‘Toffee Ice’, ‘Santa Baby’, ‘Snow Globe’, and ‘Christmas Tree’ — are set to go on sale on November 15 for £250 (approx $400) at the London department store Selfridges.

“Barbie is the most fabulous private client,” Jones said according to WWD. “She came into the salon for her Christmas morning hat, and left with five glamorous outfits. Barbie and I have the same design vision; we love tradition, but have an eye for the future,” added the milliner.

His personal favorite? The ‘Happy Holly’ Barbie which plays with “the contrast of soft velvet and spiky holly leaves. Barbie also has her very own pet robin to give her a Christmas peck.”

Barbie was first created in 1959, going on to enduring fashion popularity. Since then, luxury brands Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Prada have all dressed the famous blonde.

World’s most expensive Barbie auctioned

The most expensive Barbie in the world, with jewels designed by Australia’s Stefano Caturi, has been sold at Christie’s in New York for $302,500.

Mattel commissioned Canturi to create the finger-wide neckpiece and tiny matching ring to promote its new Barbie collection.

The jewellery set features a necklace made from three carats of white diamonds set around a one carat, square emerald-cut pink diamond.

Jeweller Stefano Canturi also designed the doll’s black strapless party dress, peep-toe stilettos and tumbling blonde hair.
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Christian Louboutin for Barbie: Anemone Barbie

Barbie continues to take the fashion world by storm and thanks to shoe designer Christian Louboutin, she’s just received a third, red-carpet worthy makeover.

Dressed in a satin gown with lilac Anemone Louboutin’s, the Anemone Barbie is ready to attend the Cannes film festival in style.

Barbie revealed her first outfit in the Christian Louboutin collection last November, the Cat Burglar.

Her second look, Forever Dolly, was revealed in February, a safari chic ensemble with fuschia over-the-knee fringed boots.
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Barbie by Christian Louboutin

Barbie continues to take the fashion world by storm and thanks to haute accessories designer Christian Louboutin, she’s just received a second head-to-toe Parisian makeover.

Dressed in a khaki, safari- inspired dress and over the knee, hot pink fringed boots, Barbie is ready to Spring into style this season.

Barbie revealed her first outfit in the Christian Louboutin collection last November, the Cat Burglar.

Her new, modern look represents a different facet of the Christian Louboutin woman and the designers style philosophy.
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Palms Resort opens Barbie Suite

Ever dreamed of living in Barbie’s Malibu Dream House? If so, now is your chance!

To commemorate Barbie’s 50th birthday, The Palms Resort in Las Vegas unveiled a special Barbie Suite.

The new 2,350-square-foot Barbie Suite costs $4,000 a night and has been designed like Barbie’s dream house, complete with pink finishes, a two-way fireplace and a Jacuzzi tub.
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Malibu Barbie New Beetle Convertible

Malibu Barbie Beetle Convertible

After the pink version of Italian city car Fiat 500, another company created a fashionista present for Barbie’s 50th Birthday.

It’s the time of Volkswagen with its New Beetle dressed like the famous doll and called Malibu Barbie New Beetle Convertible.

The chic car made its debut at Barbie’s real-life Malibu Dream House, a 3,500 square-foot Jonathan Adler-designed residence in California, during an exclusive birthday celebration where celebrity guests, as supermodel Heidi Klum, received a grab bag with Barbie sunglasses, handbags, and “tiny shoes.”

Malibu Barbie New Beetle Convertible

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Fiat 500 dedicated to Barbie

Fiat presented a new 500 model dedicated to the most famous fashion doll ever: Barbie.

Created by a partnership between the Fiat Centro Stile and Mattel, the Italian city car celebrates Barbie’s fiftieth birthday.

It’s a fashionista car with lots of charm, just like Barbie herself. The gleaming paintwork resembles varnish and definitely makes for a shock effect, achieved with deep lacquered colour using ultra fine aluminium plunged in deep, up-to-the-minute pink.

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Christian Louboutin to Design Shoes for Barbie

To celebrate her 50th birthday in style next year, Mattel Inc. has enlisted Christian Louboutin to design a special pair of pumps for Barbie.

Barbie needs to wear great shoes because every girl needs to wear great shoes.” The shoes will be made in the renowned Barbie Pantone 219 Pink and will be unveiled at Mattel’s runway show during New York Fashion Week in February.

Mattel has also enlisted 50 yet-to-be-named designers to create Barbie-inspired outfits for the show.

The World’s Most Expensive Barbie

The most expensive Barbie doll in the world was introduced last week in Mexico City. It is valued at one million mexican pesos ($95,000) and includes 318 real diamonds in its design.

Her tiara, a pair of slippers, earrings, necklace, bracelet and ring, are all made out of white gold with diamonds. Even her dress is accentuated with 44 round-cut stones on her dress; the pieces total about 20.66 carats.

Intended only as a publicity stunt, the doll was launched on the occasion of the release of the DVD “Barbie and the Diamond Castle” (Universal Pictures). In it the famous toy embarks on an adventure with her friend Teresa, to break the spell on another friend, and save her.
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The Top 10 Most Expensive Toys


Diamond Barbie co-designed by De Beers? It comes with a gown sporting 160 diamonds as well white gold miniature jewelry to give the world’s most expensive Barbie doll the world’s most expensive look.

The one-off 40th anniversary Barbie created in 1999 comes with a full figured price tag of $85,000. 1959 Barbie No. 1 in mint condition runs about $8,000

Matchbox Car

Maybe you would like one of the original Matchbox Cars? Well, in that case, it’s a boxy sea-green sedan, the 1966 Opel Diplomat.

A rare few are being offered for sale, but at $9,000, they’re beyond most people’s budgets. If only you’d bought one years ago when they first hit the market. The price back then: 48 cents.

Toy Gun

Would you like the American 6mm Mini-gun for AirSoft? Sorry. However, if you were lucky enough to get one while in production, congratulations.

Nothing came close to the power of these things in a Gatling-type air-gun. Like a school of piranhas, the steel 6mm BB’s could chew little bits of inch-thick reinforced glass until there was nothing left.

And with the 3000 round magazine, this mini-gun blows the Japanese guns right off the playing field. Used, in good condition, with accessories, these M134 guns have sold “Used” for over $9000.

Toy Sewing Machine

Perhaps one of your children is into darning? Well, this particularly unusual toy sewing machine adorned with a clown was auctioned at the ISMACS auction in London, England.

The bidding went quickly to 6,000 pounds and then was down to two strong bidders, neither wanting to give up on the chance of having this toy sewing machine.

The last two bidders were an English industrial sewing machine dealer and a German millionaire.

Teddy Bear

Your children love stuffed bears much like so many around the world, so why not ‘splurge’ and get them one of these:

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Teddy Bear a German company created a limited edition of 125 bears of which the mouth is made of solid gold and the eyes of sapphires and diamonds.

The cost: £43,000.00 making it the world’s most expensive available Teddy Bear. The highest price ever paid for a single one of these Teddy Bears was $193,000.

Toy Soldier

So you have a few boys who just love to wage war with their military action figure. Here we have the the most expensive toy soldier in the world.

It was the creation of Don Levine and was the 1963 G.I. Joe prototype. Levine sold the prototype to Baltimore businessman Stephen A. Geppi on August 7, 2003 during an auction performed by Heritage Comics Auctions of Dallas, Texas.

The prototype was purchased for $200,000. When Levine created his toy soldier, he created it on his ping-pong table. The soldier measured 11 ½ inches tall and had 21 movable parts. Not only did this G.I. Joe have movable parts but he also wore a hand stitched Sergeants uniform.

Ride-On Toy

If you have a kid between the ages of 7 and 15 and want to give them a gift that will make them the instant envy of the neighborhood, then you must check out The Off-Roader. However, if you do not have a limitless bank account, you may have to get a loan just to purchase it.

The cost of this Junior Off Roader is $40,000.

This beauty comes complete with: all weather fiberglass body with a protective frame, dual hydraulic disk brakes, rack and pinion steering, manual emergency brake, full front and rear suspension, front and rear suspension, three speed transmission, radio and CD player with speakers on the side doors.

Oh, and it is also it is also very comfortable with adjustable, upholstered leather seats. They can ride in style at a blistering 30 mph.

PEZ Dispenser

How many times have you gotten one of the thousands of PEZ Dispenser varieties in your stocking on Christmas? Well, if you love them as many collectors do, then the 1982 World’s Fair Astronaut B PEZ Dispenser is for you.

It was on the auction block on eBay and is one of the only two known to have been created. One has a white helmet and green stem. It is believed to have been a prototype to The World’s Fair board.

The PEZ dispenser was never put into production and was received from former PEZ employees as stated by the auction. The winning bid for the world’s most expensive PEZ Dispenser: $32,205.

Hand-Held Video Game

Now that the most popular video game system, the Nintendo Wii, is next to impossible to locate, why not find one for you child in the hand-held variety.

The world’s most expensive Gameboy is made of 18 K gold and the display screen is surrounded by diamonds.

Available through Swiss Supply and created by Aspreys Of London, this little toy will set you back a playful $25,000.

They will, however, toss in a case, the cables, and a few games for you. Thank goodness, that makes it all worth while.

Star Wars Movie Prop

Forget figures this holiday, your little Star Wars fan wants collectible movie memorabilia! So, in that case, get him this: The Darth Vader fighting helmet from The Empire Strikes Back.

It’s only a mere $115,000, and was used extensively throughout the climactic fight sequences in the film.

It was specially created to allow Bob Anderson, the Olympic fencing champion who took over the role of Darth Vader for the fight sequences, clearer vision. Great, now your child can see so much better while battling the Jed.

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$85,000 Diamond Barbie By De Beers

Diamond Barbie De Beers

This is the world’s most expensive Barbie doll, designed by De Beers, is dressed in an evening gown decorated with 160 diamonds and she has complimentary white gold miniature jewelry and accessories.

This Barbie was produced to mark the 40th anniversary in 1999 comes and was retailed at $85,000. Whilst if you think it is a too expensive deal to be done then you can eye 1959 Barbie No. 1 carrying a price tag of $8,000, according to Stew Writer.