By Allen Voivod
Barbie® The Best Look™ Gift Set is the penultimate entry in the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection – for 2020, and for the collection itself! This is the final year for the haute couture segment from Barbie® Signature, and with this set, Senior Director of Barbie® Design Robert Best is going back to the very beginnings of Barbie® for inspiration.
"I knew I wanted to include gift sets as premium offerings when we started to dream up what would eventually become the Barbie Fashion Model Collection," Robert says. "Connecting to the Barbie dolls of the past was intentional."
He's also connected to the beginning of the BFMC® as well, with a two-outfit set that comes with multiple accessories, reminiscent of the very first gift set released in the series. (Learn more and hear Robert's thoughts on gift sets old and new in an exclusive for Barbie® Signature members.)
The gift set features two indispensable classics: a smart suit for day wear and the perfect outfit for an evening dinner party. The stylish two-piece daytime suit includes a removable faux fur collar accented with a brooch. For the evening look, a black lace bodysuit is paired with a full tulle petticoat, trimmed with satin, under a lace skirt. Two sets of satin opera-length gloves, a tiered pearly necklace, and a satin clutch are finishing touches for either look. Stylish stiletto pumps are also interchangeable with each fashion.
"I always loved the original Barbie gift sets from the '60s that featured a doll with a lot of different clothes and accessories," Robert recalls. "They seemed like the perfect experience because everything you needed to play was all right there, and it was such compelling storytelling."
When you get Barbie® The Best Look™ Gift Set, you'll be able to set your own scene, thanks to the posable Silkstone® doll body and the included display stand. Barbie® Signature Platinum members will have the first opportunity to add this Gold Label® set to their collections, followed by Gold members, and then the general public. (Not a Barbie® Signature member? Join now!) Which fashion will you put on display? Or will you get two, so you can display both day and night at once? We can't wait to find out – get Barbie® The Best Look™ Gift Set in the online shop now!