Stephen Jones makes couture Barbies

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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.


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