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.
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).
I'm not a fan of the new Vera Wang doll, I'd rather have this Lan Yu Barbie instead. Lan Yu is one of China's new generation of designers and is regarded as one of Asia's most influential designers. Her design aspect is combining traditional Chinese embroidery with haute couture. pic.twitter.com/dK0vuHtbWfMarch 31, 2022
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.