After much gossip on various sites (both doll related and not) she's finally got some official confirmation: yes, the Hervé Léger Barbie doll will be near us in less than a month. She is to be released on the 15th of October! *Update: she's availabe for pre-order NOW*
Hervé Léger by Max Azria is the latest design house to dress Barbie. They are collaborating with Mattel on a limited-edition doll which will be released on the 15th of October at Hervé Léger stores, select Neiman Marcus locations and on barbiecollector.com.
Designed by Linda Kyaw from Mattel with the Hervé Léger creatives supervision, the doll is wearing a classic red bandage dress, a black corset belt from the fall 2012 collection, black gladiator boots and a gold clutch But of course the $150 doll comes with an outfit change of a black-and-white jacquard dress, open-toe booties and a studded clutch.
Barbie’s runway-inspired looks were supposedly made in the same factory that produces the real collection, and her dresses and accessories will also be available in life-size versions. “As you can imagine, the biggest challenge was the scaling down of the knit,” said chief creative officer Lubov Azria.
Body Type: ModelMuse™
Arm: Right Bent, Straight Left
Skin Tone: LA Tan
Facial Sculpt: C.L. sculpt
Fashion Sewn On?: No
Included with doll: Stand, Shoes (2 sets), Purses (2), Harness
There is a limit of 5 dolls per order.
Elle US magazine have an interview with the new Barbie - lots of Ken dish as they write! LOL!