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Afternoon Suit Silkstone–Dior’s “New Look” reimagined in 1/6 scale

The year was 1947 and a new designer Christian Dior seemed to be thumbing his nose at the still lingering austerity measures of post WWII and put yards and yards of fabric into the silhouettes of his “New Look”.  If you look it up in the dictionary, the “New Look” was defined by a narrow waist and full pleated skirt.  If you are a fan of fashion at all, you have seen this iconic photo.

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Or have seen it on display at a museum…..


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John Galliano paid homage to the house that employed him and reimagined this famous look for Dior in his Fall/Winter 2009 Haute Couture Collection.

It is a completely timeless look and it would not surprise me if  Robert Best was inspired by it for his Atelier Silkstone collection.


***Photo is property of Mattel, Inc.***

Model:  Afternoon Suit Silkstone Barbie

Edition size: No more than 4300 Worldwide

Gold label and BFC exclusive…you must be a member to get this lovely lady.

Mannequin: BFC gift with 2012 membership

Backdrop:  Made by the lovely Sheree (

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BFC Registration Clarification

Good Morning fashion doll fans.  This is a morning that many Barbie collectors have waited for.  Registration for the Barbie Fan Club (BFC) 2012 begins today at 9:00AM PST.  There is an important piece if information that I neglected to share with my first post about this a few weeks back.

Current BFC members can reregister beginning at 9:00AM PST 2/08/12.  If  you are not a current member, all remaining spots will be open for registration on 2/15/12.

So, if you are a current BFC member today is the first day you can register.  There is no question for me.  I am registering at 9:00AM PST or very soon thereafter.  Can’t wait to get the club doll this year.

*** Photos are property of Mattel, Inc. ***


And…as a gift you will receive one of these…


It’s a no brainer for me.

BFC membership 2011

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