Mattel has a history of creating Barbie dolls based on real people, including Dolly Parton and even Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and this new Vera Wang Barbie is getting people excited. Yes, you read that sentence in 2022 – people are in vogue for a Barbie Vera Wang doll.
Based on the famous high fashion designer, the new Mattel Creations Barbie Doll retails for $40. Mattel says its intention was to create a Barbie doll that highlights the “deeply significant” impact Wang has had on the fashion industry.
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Vera Wang Barbie doll comes in a monochromatic black outfit suitable for any runway. No, it’s not a dress you’d see on any Barbie; it’s actually a black romper worn under a chiffon dress. The fashion designer’s famous “LOVE” logo is displayed on an exaggerated hem. Fans seem to really appreciate it. “Yes Barbie! Yes!!!” exclaimed @ULoveTashi on Twitter.
But there is a twist! There seems to be competition among Barbie fashionistas and not everyone is so excited to see Vera Wang join the team. Fans of rising Chinese fashion star Lan Yu say they prefer the new designer – also in Barbie doll form (see below).
I’m not a fan of the new Vera Wang doll, I’d rather have this Lan Yu Barbie instead. Lan Yu is part of the new generation of Chinese designers and is considered one of the most influential designers in Asia. Its design appearance combines traditional Chinese embroidery with haute couture. pic.twitter.com/dK0vuHtbWfMarch 31, 2022
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