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above: Barbie Basic model no.5 before and after being styled by Justin Guinta for the launch
Mattel recently introduced the Barbie Basics doll collection; 12 different Barbie® dolls, each dressed 'down' in a different, but all black, dress. Simply named model no.1, model no.2 and so on, the hair, skin, eye color, features and stances vary with each doll. You can then purchase "look" sets that include accessories for the dolls.
To launch this new collection, Mattel had 12 top CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) fashion and accessory designers dress the dolls in their own inimitable style, as in model no. 8 shown below left and then as styled by Alexis Bittar, below right.
The styled, dressed and accessorized dolls will then be auctioned on ebay with proceeds benefiting the CFDA. The auction goes live on January 28 (tomorrow) at 10pm EST and runs through February 7. To bid, visit the ebay auction here.
Below are close-ups of the 12 new Barbie Basics dolls (as sold) followed by the designer dressed versions for the launch:
model no.1 and model no.2:
model no.3 and model no.4:
model no.5 and model no.6:
model no 7 and model no.8:
model no.9 and model no.10:
model no.11 and model no.12:
above images of Barbie basics courtesy of Barbie Collector
Thanks to Glam and the blog GlamChic , I can show you images of all of the 12 Mattel Barbie Basics Dolls dressed by the designers for the ebay auction.
Isaac Mizrahi dolls up model no. 1 and Monica Botkier dolls up model no.2:
Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade dolls up model no.3 and Philip Crangi dolls up model no.4:
Justin Guinta dolls up model no.5 and Albertus Swanepoel dolls up model no.6:
Lorraine Schwartz dolls up model no.7 and Alexis Bittar dolls up model no.8:
Betsey Johnson dolls up model no.9 and Rachel Roy dolls up model no.10:
Devi Kroell dolls up model no.11 and Tory Burch dolls up model no.12:
Shop the Barbie Basics Doll collection here.
Sign up for the ebay auction here.