Barbie Lagerfeld: Fashion designer Karl is to be made into a doll
Published 21/07/2014 | 09:30
The limited-edition Barbie is set to be produced later this year as part of Mattel’s Barbie Collector series. A sketch revealed the doll with Kaiser Karl’s signature grey pony tail, black fingerless gloves, a white collar shirt, black tie, tailored jacket, the skinniest trousers on the market and, of course, big sunglasses.
"It's not everyday that Barbie dresses like the world's most famous fashion designer," said Kim Culmone, global vice president of Barbie product design.
This is not the first time that the designer has been immortalised as a doll; earlier this year Fendi presented a rather pricey portable Lagerfeld in the form of a crafted pom-pom handbag charm. The ‘Bag Boy Karlito’ had 600 customers on its waiting list despite its hefty cost of $1,685 (approx. €1245).
Last year a Japanese cartoon version of the designer was created as part of a capsule collection for tokidoki, which was available for a slightly more reasonable €165 and it attracted famous fans with British model Cara Delevingne spotted toting the doll.