Oscar de la Renta and Mattel’s Barbie are teaming up with the release of an Oscar de la Renta bridal Barbie doll.
Barbie is the only girl who can have a closet full of wedding dresses without ever walking down the aisle. As a fashion icon, Barbie continues to be a muse to fashion’s top designers. Oscar de la Renta was famously the first to design for the doll back in 1985, and again in 1998. Once again, in 2016, Oscar de la Renta captures a refined and elegant bridal look that all brides-to-be will dream of wearing on their wedding day.
Inspired by the Oscar de la Renta’s runway “Something Blue” bridal look, the Oscar de la Renta Barbie is a take-your-breath-away vision in an ivory, embroidered lace over chiffon, trumpet gown. The simplicity of the gown’s fluid lines and the tiers of the wispy light blue train, personify the designer’s passion for interpreting romance in a classic way.
“Our third partnership, spanning over the course of 30 years, is a testament to the timelessness of both of our brands. We look forward to bringing the Oscar de la Renta bridal experience to a new audience with this fun and unique product offering,” said Alex Bolen, Chief Executive Officer of Oscar de la Renta.
The jewelry pieces are exact replicas of those worn on the runway in Spring 2014. Barbie also wears a delicate rhinestone ring and carries a bouquet made of tulle. Her bridal look is complete with gold-accented ivory pumps and an elegant chignon reminiscent of classic elegance and refined beauty.
In 2016, Barbie is being honoured by museums around the world including the Musee des Arts décoratifs in Paris, paying tribute to this iconic doll whose story has made an indelible mark on the socio-cultural history of toys in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Drawing on Mattel archives which include over 700 dolls and work by contemporary artists and designers, the exhibition at Musee des Arts décoratifs in Paris highlights the historical heritage of Barbie for both adults and children. More than just a toy, Barbie has mirrored a culture and its evolution.
Barbie Exhibition at Musee des Arts décoratifs (Paris) March 10 – September 18, 2016.