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There's a Vera Wang Barbie Doll, and it's 'deeply meaningful'

A vera wang Barbie Doll
(Image credit: Mattel Creations)

Mattel has a habit of creating Barbie Dolls based on real people, including Dolly Parton and even Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and this new Vera Wang Barbie is getting people excited. Yes, you read that sentence in 2022 – people are getting hyped for a Vera Wang Barbie Doll.

Based on the famous high fashion designer, the new Mattel Creations Barbie Doll doll sells for $40. Mattel says its intention was to create a Barbie Doll that spotlights the “deeply meaningful” impact Wang has had on the fashion industry. 

If you're inspired by, erm, Barbie, and want to get into fashion then take a look at our feature on how to make it as a fashion print designer. And also see our look at the terrifying future of teen fashion.

Photos of a Vera Wang Barbie Doll

The Vera Wang Barbie Doll has (almost) everyone who loves high fashion in raptures (Image credit: Mattel Creations)

The Vera Wang Barbie Doll comes in a monochromatic black outfit suitable for any catwalk. No, it's not a dress you'd see on any Barbie; it's actually a black romper worn under a chiffon gown. The fashion designer's famed ‘LOVE’ logo is displayed on an exaggerated hem. Fans seem to really like it. "Yes Barbie! Yes!!!" exclaimed @ULoveTashi (opens in new tab) on Twitter.

But there's a twist! It seems there's competition among Barbie fashionistas and not everyone is so excited to see Vera Wang join the squad. Fans of rising Chinese fashion star Lan Yu say they favour the new designer – also in Barbie Doll form (see below).

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If you want to create your own fashion designs, you'll need one of the best drawing tablets. Then you can take some inspiration from Vera Wang, and use it to create your own designs.

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Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & Design at Creative Bloq. Ian is the former editor of many leading magazines, including digital art focused ImagineFX and 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched the magazine X360 in 2005 and has relaunched many others. In his early career Ian wrote for music and film magazines, including Uncut, SFX, and assisted on The Idler. With over 25 years' experience in both print and online journalism, Ian has worked on many leading video game and digital art brands. With a passion for video games and art, Ian combines his loves to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq. In his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.