Barbie has undergone a Christmas makeover, thanks to
master milliner Stephen Jones. The hat maker has created
five full looks for the doll, including cocktail dresses,
floor-length gowns and velvet minis.
“Barbie is the most fabulous private client,” said Jones. “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.”The five dolls – priced at £250 each – will launch at
Selfridges London’s Toy Shop on November 15, where Barbie
opened a space earlier this year. Other labels to have previously added to
Barbie’s wardrobe include Azzedine Alaïa, Burberry, Comme des
Garçons, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada.”We’re enamoured with
the idea of truly one-of-a-kind gifts this Christmas,” said Selfridges’ head
of accessories, childrenswear and toys, Erin Moscow. “More than ever before
we’re aware of the demand for pieces which offer something really special.
These pieces don’t necessarily come with a million-pound price tag – they’re
not about ostentatiousness – their beauty lies in their rarity. 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.”