Photo via Stephen Jones
The decades have had their share of leggy fashion icons come and go, but one has stayed in the public eye with more career changes than facial lines: Barbie. The Mattel doll has been an evolving fashion presence since 1959 and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. This Holiday season, Barbie is getting a festive makeover from British milliner Stephen Jones, who is known for his avant-garde work around the world.
“Barbie and I have the same design vision; we love tradition, but have an eye for the future,” Jones told Vogue. The hat maker commissioned five separate outfits for the doll, including the Toffee Ice Barbie that comes with a Gaga-esque reindeer headpiece, as well as the Holly Surprise Barbie, whose black ponytail defies gravity and is accented with a red-breasted robin perched atop her perfectly manicured bangs.
Jones joins the likes of fashion heavyweights Alaïa, Burberry, Comme de Garçons, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Chanel in the pantheon of fashion designer who have had the opportunity to work directly with America’s favorite plastic fashionista. The dolls will be available Nov. 15 in the Barbie Boutique of Selfridges London Toy Shop.