Every girl on this planet knows the gorgeous fashion doll, Barbie, and nowadays she's even more stylish belonging to the celebrity world. Here are a few of the most prestigious and glamorous Barbie dolls that are worth owning by the lucky few. You sure can strut your stuff on the cat walk with any one of them, so go ahead and grab them whilst you can.
Barbie Collector Mad Men Betty Draper Doll
It is pretty surprising that Mattel has chosen such a polarizing character to turn into a Barbie doll, after all, Betty Draper is not your ordinary TV housewife. Betty is a character in the very mature TV series, Mad Men. So yes, obviously, the doll is designed to spark an appeal with older audiences and Barbie collectors -as opposed to children who probably have no interest in her character. After all, despite the fact that she looks like a Stepford wife, Betty is anything but. She is smart, and in many ways, cunning -but more importantly, she has a mind of her own (often making decisions that are nothing short of scandalous).
Are you buying this as a gift for a child? You may want to read up on the character's very colorful fictional history beforehand. Are you getting this since you are a fan of the TV series? Then certainly do so as Mad Men's period era aesthetics have been nicely translated into doll form. Even Betty's distinct fashion is recreated impeccably.
This doll comes with Betty's iconic hairstyle, a floral party dress, a pearl choker, and a small clutch with accessories.
Barbie Collector Mad Men Complete 4 Doll Set
If you like enjoyed AMC's Mad Men TV series, then this is one doll set that you will want to get. The BFC Exclusive Mad Men Barbie collection has Don and Betty Draper, Roger Sterling, and Joan Holloway cast as dolls. Considering the setting of the TV show, the Barbie doll incarnations of these characters are just perfect (Barbie looks like a 3D version of American Kische after all). Aside from being a BFC (Barbie Fan Club) exclusive release, the Mad Men set are also part of the BFMC (Barbie Fashion Model Collection), if are a fan of the dolls, we highly suggest getting them as they are going to be hard to obtain.
The impressive thing about these four dolls is that despite the fact that the main body uses the standard Barbie and Ken molds, the faces have been specially sculpted to an approximation of the actor's faces. The hair has also been meticulously made up to match the TV show look. Of course, the clothes and accessories are not to be scoffed at either -any fan of the series will instantly recognize the characters at a single glance.
Barbie Doll Formal Gown
Another entry from the BFMC lineup, the formal gown has Barbie all dressed up in a flowing mermaid silhouette style gown. The body cast is a special Silkstone type from the gold label collection and feels like a cross between vinyl and porcelain. The gown comes embellished with pink, iridescent, and clear sequins that gives it a unique sparkle under various lighting conditions. To give further accent to the dress, a sheer tulle stole accompanies the dress. Topping off the outfit are a pair of gloves that gives the strapless ensemble a classy appeal.
Barbie Collector Mad Men Collection Joan Holloway Doll
Joan Holloway is an incredibly strong willed character in the series, Mad Men. The role is played by actress Christina Hendricks. The Barbie incarnation of the character is an amazing recreation of the actress in this famous role. Much like the Betty Draper doll, there fashion of the series aesthetics lends itself well into the Barbie version of the character.
Joan's doll is very classy, sports a very chic purple suit with a slim business skirt. This outfit is adorned with a pair of high heeled shoes, a red scarf, and some jewelry. For accessories, Joan carries a small black handbag.
Barbie Luxe Doll
Another BFMC entry, this Luxe doll is all about old-school haute couture (which is basically exaggerated fashion, but the way it was done back then). From the large hair to the oversized trims, this doll talks of a bygone era in fashion. The doll itself is dressed in a mermaid gown made of lavender organza and tulle. For accent, the gown is adorned with sequins and some impressive beadwork. She also has rhinestone earrings, a bracelet, a pair of sling back heels, and charmeuse gloves.
Mattel Barbie Luxe Doll
Barbie Fashion Model Dress
Barbie Collector Fashion Model Bride Dress
Fashionable and sensible, this Barbie is wearing a bell skirted wedding dress takes a completely different direction from the typical tradition of long trained wedding gowns. Part of the BFMC series, this bride version of Barbie has a tea-length hem (we have no idea why it is called like that, but for reference, a tea length dress is one that just goes just a little midway to the calf, any shorter and that would be street length dress -in any case, tea length dresses were the rage in old Hollywood fashion). For the rest of the wedding bride ensemble, this Barbie comes with a pair of white gloves, sling back shoes, and white stockings.
Barbie Audrey Hepburn Sabrina
From the movie of the same name, this Sabrina doll does an amazing recreation of Audrey Hepburn's iconic role of Sabrina Fairchild. For those of you wondering the dress selected for this doll is a design by Givenchy (who designed several of Audrey Hepburn's film dresses). The entire dress is a beautiful off-white dress with black detailing. It has an inner narrow skirt with a larger flowing outer skirt. The outfit also has a pair of gloves, heeled shoes, and earrings.
Barbie Audrey Hepburn Roman Holiday
In Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn plays the role of Princess Ann, who is living much sheltered and controlled life due to her status. During a tour of Europe, she manages to sneak away and meets a man named Joe, who does not recognize the princess. In a very expected Hollywood twist, the two share a few misadventures in Rome -including a silly, and iconic joyride on a scooter. The Barbie dress here is based on the very same outfit she wears during that joyride. Barbie Audrey is dressed in a white blouse, a kerchief, a long beige skirt, and a pair of heeled sandals.