Mattel celebrates Barbie’s 55th birthday teaming up with Karl Lagerfeld. The legendary fashion designer, who stands as creative director of Chanel and the Italian fashion house Fendi, has had the limited edition toy crafted in his image. Karl Lagerfeld dressed Barbie in Chanel for its creator Mattel’s 50th anniversary back in 2009, but now he will be immortalized in plastic. Iconic doll will be dressed in the 80-year-old’s signature tailored black jacket, white high-collar shirt, black jeans, necktie, black ankle boots and fingerless gloves.
“It’s not everyday that Barbie dresses like the world’s most famous fashion designer,” says Kim Culmone, global vice president of Barbie product design.
Karl Lagerfeld is set to become a Barbie doll in autumn this year, as part of Mattel’s Barbie Collector series.