In the past 50 years, Barbie has established herself as one of the world's leading fashion icons, and has been dressed by Alaïa, Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Louise Gray and Roksanda Ilincic - among many others.
Now, celebrated London milliner Stephen Jones has created five head-to-toe lavish looks for Barbie. 'Barbie is the most fabulous private client,' says Jones. 'She came into the salon for her Christmas morning hat and left with five glamorous outfits!' Happy Holly Barbie (Jones' personal favourite), Toffee Ice Barbie, Snow Globe Barbie, Santa Baby Barbie, and Christmas Tree Barbie are the names of the five one of kind dolls.
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'Barbie and I have the same design vision; we love tradition, but have an eye for the future,' adds Jones.Erin Moscow, Head of Accessories, Childrenswear and Toys at Selfridges, where the dolls are exclusively sold, at says: 'We're enamoured with the idea of truly one-of-a-kind gifts this Christmas. More than ever before we're aware of the demand for pieces which offer something really special. All of the storytelling and fantasy of Stephen's work, realised with fun and witticism that's synonymous with Barbie, has gone into these beautiful dolls.'
The dolls, priced at £250 each, will be available from Friday 15 November at Selfridges' Barbie toy department.
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