The world’s most stylish doll plays muse to a London based milliner. Barbie has not only been every small girl’s dream toy, she has been wowing grownups alike with her charm. The fashion doll has also undergone many haute couture makeovers. Renowned hat maker Stephen Jones has rendered a stylish face-lift to Barbie for this Christmas.
Jones has teamed up with Selfridges to design five exclusive dolls – Happy Holly; Toffee Ice; Santa Baby; Snow Globe, and Christmas Tree. Dressed in glamorous gowns, dresses and minis, each one sports a sensational head piece too.
Tagged at $400 and available on 15th November, these unique creations are exclusive to Selfridges, London. The renowned milliner expresses his joy to cater to her, “Barbie is the most fabulous private client. 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.” He also highlighted his favored look from the collection, Holly Barbie, “This is my personal favorite, using the contrast of soft velvet and spiky holly leaves. Barbie also has her very own pet robin to give her a Christmas peck.”
Erin Moscow, head of accessories, childrenswear and toys at Selfridges states, “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. 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.”
This collectible edition of Stephen Jones stylized Barbie will certainly make it to the list of X’mas gifts of many fans and collectors.