As my mom will willingly tell you,even as a child I was a bit of a clotheshorse and spent perhaps an unhealthy amount of time fussing with my own clothes as well as those of my numerousBarbiedolls.Dressing them,redressing them,designing and making clothes for them (well,to the extent that my less-than-functional sewing skills would allow),and wishing desperately that her fabulous evening frocks,sassy tennis outfits,and perfect little dresses came in my size.
Fast forward 25 years and my dream has been realized: Meet the Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie,which will be hitting stores in October.She's decked out in a perfectly articulated miniature of the brand's signature bandage dress (full disclosure—I own four of them myself;I'm obsessed) and accessorized with a fierce cage belt,gladiator sandals,and a gold-trimmed box clutch.And,in case the leggy icon has multiple parties to attend this weekend,she comes with a complete second ensemble.
There have been a number of designer Barbie collaborations in recent years (Louboutin,Coach,etc.),but the most fun aspect of the Hervé Léger doll might be that both of her bandage dresses,as well as the outrageously covetable accessories,will also be availablein life-size.So you finally CAN dress like your Barbie!(Like those American Girl dolls with their coordinating kid outfits,but way,way,waychicer.)
We asked Lubov Azria,the chief creative officer ofBCBG,how she felt about getting to dress the tiny icon,and she told us,"We are so excited about our partnership with Barbie.就像我们的标志性的绷带礼服,Barbie is such a strong symbol of femininity.Seeing Barbie in a miniature version of our signature dresses,that are made to sculpt real women's bodies into a perfectly sensuous form,is a dream come true for me.Hervé Léger by Max Azria pays tribute to the modern woman as does our newest family member,Barbie!" The dolls will retail for $150 at Neiman Marcus and at Hervé Léger by Max Azria stores.
Did you geek out over your Barbie's wardrobe as a kid too?Did you ever want to dress just like her?And will y'all make fun of me if I totally buy the same dress and match my Barbie?