Classic Black Dress

by Dutch Fashion Doll World

So until now we have 3 different Classic Black Dress dolls.

The blonde version: edition size 10000

The strawberry version that was made for the Japanese Convention: edition size 200

The redhead version that was made for the Paris Fashion Doll Convetion: edition size 350

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The Japanese doll and the Paris doll have a different dress then the original Classic Black dress doll. Both have a different hair and eye color. And the skintone from the convention doll is a lot lighter.

Also the box is different.Schermafbeelding 2016-03-14 om 19.38.38

The front of the boxes is labeled as a platinum edition.

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And at the back we find a different description:

The Barbie Fashion Model Collection celebrate the timeless elegance of classic couture from the past and adds a contemporary twist to create the New Classic Collection. The little black dress has long been a fashion must-have and this fashion forward look with on-trend accessories is no exception. For the first time ever, this BFMC collection features a poseable Silkstone body for endless posing possibilities.

The Japanese edition comes with an extra certificate in the box from Mattel.

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And they both come with a convention certificate.

I can’t wait to see the other convention dolls this year

But be be careful when buying these dolls on the second hand market. Some of the convention dolls came with the top from the regular Classic Black Dress doll. So they are labeled gold label. This is not a problem I think. But since last week collectors found regular Classic Black Dress dolls in a platinum labeled box. And this could be a problem. So when buying these dolls know what style black dresses they came in and that they should have the certificates in the pictures above.