When you're built like Barbie, you can certainly flaunt it in bandage dresses from Hervé Léger by Max Azria. The question is: should you? I guess the $150 price tag is a giveaway that this piece is aimed at adult collectors...but these days, who knows.
However, any human mannequins wanting to dress like their fantastic plastic mini-me will love the fact that both of Barbie's ensembles & accessories for this collaboration come in regular sizes.
"The Herve Leger Barbie doll is a milestone project that I am excited to share with collectors of both brands," enthuses Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP. "Deciding how to dress Barbie was such a hard decision because we knew it had to be classic and timeless. We went with an iconic bandage dress in a scarlet red. We also wanted her to have an aspirational look, so we included a look from our Runway collection. As you can imagine, the biggest challenge was the scaling down of the knit. The accessories also dress-up the classic dress. We wanted the accessories to make a statement so we chose our harnesses from the Fall 2012 collection."
Available at Neiman Marcus stores & BarbieCollector.com.
- Lesley Scott