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.
Barbie Basics Get Glammed Up
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. (the auction has ended)
Below are close-ups of the 12 new Barbie Basics dolls (as sold) followed by the designer dressed versions for the launch:
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
Sign up for the ebay auction here. (the auction has since ended)