Stephen Jones’
Xmas Barbie


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.”