Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Year of Haute Couture - May

May is here and it's time for another post from the Year of Haute Couture Calendar! As you all know by now, all these designs are by the absolute master of Haute Couture, Robert Best! Ready for our newest doll?

May - Champagne Evening Gown Barbie

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Wow! Haute Couture for sure! Barbie sure has a lot of fashions but Champagne is not one we see a lot of I think. Barbie can be as dramatic as red or as subtle as baby pink but this is a color we don't see a lot of. The only dress that I can remember that was close to this color was Celebration 2000 Barbie and she had more of a gold dress than a champagne.

I love how Robert styled this top. It's doesn't seem to be a form fitting top but more of a loose one? It looks like the skirt and top are separate. Very interesting style!

Well friends, I regret to inform you that I cannot find this doll anywhere. :( If someone has a picture of this beautiful doll, please post a link in the comments!

However, I did find this doll that is a champagne color. Introducing, Gala Gown Barbie Doll!

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Holy Moly! She is gorgeous!!! I love the gray flowers on the front and that red hair? Beautiful! This color really looks good on Barbie. But then, any color looks good on Barbie! I also love how feminine it is. The ruffles and gems on the front add a nice touch. And I have always liked dresses that have a train in the back. It allows for full viewing of the cutest shoes!

Here is the excerpt from the Barbie Collector website:

"It’s not just a party, it’s the event of the year, and Gala Gown Barbie doll rises to the occasion with a breathtaking dress in pale yellow and grey chiffon.

Evoking an image of the glamorous past, this exquisite gown features a cascade of ruffles accented with fabric flowers, silvery sequins, and yellow and clear beads. The taffeta-lined bodice floats above a white tulle petticoat, and elegant accessories include grey opera gloves and rhinestone and silvery drop earrings. Sheer tights and sling back shoes complete this stunning ensemble, setting the scene for an unforgettable evening."

Okay, so they called it pale yellow. But to me it looks champagne. :)

And guess what? She is still available for sale on barbiecollector.com! She is a gold label and available for $150. This would be the perfect time to suggest to that special someone that you know what you want for your Memorial Day present, hehe. :) Or maybe you have a birthday coming up?

 http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/gala-gown-barbie-doll-w3496

So readers? What do you think of Champagne Evening Gown Barbie and Gala Gown Barbie?

Until next time!

2 comments:

Andrea said...

The dresses are both lovely in their respective styles.

The first one is a more contemporary look and Gala Gown Barbies dress looks very Dior inspired.

I Love both looks.

Forestminuet said...

Oh yes, very Dior indeed! I'd love to see a doll in the contemporary look though. So pretty.