This just in! Karl Lagerfeld is going to be shrunk into a miniature version of himself! Well sort of..
Uncle Karl is going to be made into a Barbie doll as part of Mattel’s Barbie Collector series. The limited edition doll will be completely kitted up in the designers iconic look, right down to the fingerless glove.
The first sketch of the doll that was released on WWD yesterday, shows an androgynous Barbie – not Ken – dressed in the Chanel designer’s image wearing Karl’s signature tailored jacket, high collared white shirt and skinny jeans. Barbie will even have the Uncle Karl’s “platinum rinse” ponytail. (BTW, platinum rinse is my new favorite phrase after Sunil Sethi’s hangout yesterday) The doll comes with a set of accessories like a key, fat necktie, dark sunglasses and ankle boots.. What!! No Choupette??
Kim Culmone, VP of Design for Barbie comments, “Working with Karl Lagerfeld for this unique creative collaboration has been an incredible honor, it’s not every day that Barbie dresses like the world’s most famous fashion designer.” This is the second time the the designer is working with Mattel. In 2009, Karl dressed Barbie in Chanel for the brand’s 50th anniversary. Lagerfeld Barbie will be sold under the Barbie Collector line. More details will be available later in the year. Till then, have you met this cutie?