Barbie for big girls.

Mattel is finally going to do a Grace Kelly Barbie!!!

Grace Kelly has always been a favorite of mine.  To me, her beauty was always the epitome of chic and style.  The V&A in London had an exhibit about her last year and since we have friends there, I wanted desperately to travel to London so I could see the exhibit in person.  Alas….the friends ended up moving back to the U.S.  and that idea was dropped.  This lovely friend however had one of the exhibit books from the V&A sent to me as a gift and I LOVE it.  So, it can be no surprise that when I found out Mattel was doing a Grace Kelly Barbie I squealed with delight.   The word was out a little while ago but no pictures were available so speculation ran rampant as to what she would be wearing.  My hope was that she would be in one of the gowns she wore in To Catch A Thief.  When the pictures were finally released, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  She is in the beautiful blue chiffon gown designed by Edith Head from To Catch A Thief.  Gorgeous!

She should be available in July at Barbie dealers and is priced at $39.99  She was designed by Robert Best.  This one is a definite must for me.



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5 responses

  1. I agree, Rebecca, an absolute must have. Wish they’d bring out all her fashions from films like Rear Window, they were superb.

    March 12, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    • Ohhhh that would be fantastic if they did those fashions! I would have been super happy with the white dress and stunning necklace Grace Kelly wore in To Catch a Thief also. I am wondering what the Silkstone trousseau set will look like. My Silkies need HATS!! Thank you so much for commenting Barbara!

      March 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

  2. The promo doll is beautiful. I can’t wait to see what the Grace Kelly Silkstone will look like.

    March 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    • I completely agree! I am dying to see the Silkstone bride and I am hoping that the trousseau set will be a Silkstone giftset.

      March 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

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