Siriano creates Barbie replicas of his red carpet
Siriano’s willingness to dress all types of women
regardless of ethnicity, size or age has quickly made
him a favorite of fashionistas, body positive supporters
and diversity advocates alike. Now, we can add Barbie to
Annapolis, Md., native and Baltimore School for the Arts
graduate worked with Mattel to create a collection of
Barbie dolls wearing versions of red carpet looks he’s
created for celebrities like Leslie Jones, Solange
Knowles and Sarah Jessica Parker.
has always been a huge inspiration to me and I’m
honored to be teaming up with this iconic brand,"
Siriano said in a news release.
five-doll collection includes dolls that are as diverse
as the celebrities that have worn his designs — with
varying hues and body types.
especially exciting to be designing an array of
inclusive and diverse doll looks that can allow girls to
see themselves better represented when they play,"
Siriano said. "It was incredible to recreate iconic
red carpet moments and dress my latest muse, Barbie, in
a new look from my Resort 2018 collection."
people won’t actually be able to play with the dolls
— the collection is one-of-a-kind, and not for sale.
offerings show Siriano’s range as a designer. The
replicas include include:
Hyland’s two-piece gown from the 2014 Emmys. The doll
even features Hyland’s top-knot hairstyle from that
gown that Sarah Jessica Parker wore on the September
2011 cover of Marie Claire. The gown even features the
individual rose pedaled dramatic skirt from the
Knowles’ yellow silky ensemble that she wore at Art
Basel in 2015. The garment was from Siriano’s 2014
red dress with a high side slit that Siriano custom-made
for Leslie Jones’ 2016 "Ghostbusters." The
doll wearing this dress even has a natural-looking hair
updo a la the comedian.
finally, a raven-haired doll wears a color-blocked white
and pale blue tulle dress from Siriano’s 2018 Spring