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Barbie gets a Kate Middleton makeover for Christmas

by Lareese Craig Published on 13 November 2013
Barbie gets a Kate Middleton makeover for Christmas© Barbie Stephen Jones

Barbie has had more reinventions than Rihanna and Lady Gaga put together so she was never going to turn down a Christmas makeover now was she? This year she's back with a royal twist since Kate Middleton's milliner has got to work on five Christmas outfits just for her, and aren't they just plastic fantastic!

There's a new Barbie in town - and she's been given the Kate Middleton treatment.

Her latest plastic fantastic makeover is owed to Kate Middleton's very own milliner, Stephen Jones, who has designed five party-tastic outfits just for Barbie.

Forget pink hot pants and unicorns this Barbie is all about the festive cheer and fancy dress with Christmas tree head pieces and snow globes for dresses, yes we're serious. Sounds like our kinda wardrobe!

Barbie pulls off every look includingnholly berries, antlers and santa hats.

"The inspiration behind the looks is traditional Christmas symbolism such as holly, reindeer, and snow," says Stephen.

Barbie gets a Kate Middleton style makeover for Christmas © Barbie Stephen Jones

He adds: "The fabrics have to have a lot of thought, for example velvet on a human being looks luxurious, but on a Barbie it looks like fake fur. Barbie and I have the same design vision; we love tradition, but have an eye for the future."

The new dolls include Holly Surprise Barbie, Toffee Ice Barbie, Santa Baby Barbie, Snowglobes Barbie and Christmas Tree Barbie.

From Chanel to Dior, Barbie's had over 70 designers falling over themselves to dress her and now she's got her very own master milliner.

The new festive dolls launch at Selfridges on Friday 15 November, each costing £250.

Which is your fave Christmas Barbie doll? We're loving Miss Snowglobe! Tweet us @sofeminineuk