By Allen Voivod
Sixty years ago, a doll that changed the world debuted in black and white. Today, Barbie honors her past and looks to the future with the Barbie® Black & White Forever™ Doll! Featuring a vintage face sculpt and using the posable Silkstone® doll body for endless display possibilities, Barbie® Black & White Forever™ Doll is a perfect tribute to the doll that started it all.
Following on the brightly colorful heels of Barbie® Proudly Pink™ Doll, the Barbie® Black & White Forever™ Doll is the second of two dolls in the 2019 Barbie® Fashion Model Collection. Since the debut of this line in 2000, Principal Designer Robert Best has added contemporary twists to classic couture, creating a timeless elegance with every new entry in this high-fashion series.
You know, of course, how many events are being hosted in Barbie® doll's honor for her 60th anniversary! At one of the more formal occasions, Barbie® arrives in this floor-length satiny ball gown. Two luxurious satiny bows adorn the beautiful back, revealing a full black net petticoat. Those in attendance will recognize the significance of the design – it evokes the fashion she wore at the very beginning of her story. Amazing to think that a doll in a simple swimsuit could become the global fashion icon before you now, wearing such a stunning couture creation!
When dressing for elegance, it's not about all the accessories so much as it is the right accessories. Barbie® keeps it simply chic with rhinestone and faux-pearl drop earrings, and adds a dash of drama with satiny opera gloves. Even her platinum up-do features jet-black streaks, to carry through the black-and-white theme.
She's in the online shop now, and Barbie® Signature Platinum Status members will have the first opportunity to get her, beginning June 4th. Gold Status members will join the fun on June 7th, and on June 10th she'll be available for everyone.
Like previous Barbie® Fashion Model Collection dolls before her, the Barbie® Black & White Forever™ Doll comes with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. But really, you can tell just by looking at her where she's from, how far she's come, and how much further she can go! Now, it's your turn to go – to the online shop, that is, and add her to your collection today!