YSL Barbie

by Dutch Fashion Doll World

Today Mattel released he new YSL Barbies and they are so cute !!!

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Mattel Designer Linda Kyaw did an amazing job recreating these 3 iconic looks.

YSL Safari Jacket 1968

Yves Saint Laurent first introduced the safari jacket in his 1967 runway shows. However, it was a one-off design created for a photo-essay for Vogue (Paris) the following year that made the design famous and quickly turned it into a classic.

With the safari jacket, Saint Laurent continued to define his style, which borrowed from male codes of dress to revolutionize women’s fashion. He was inspired by both the uniforms worn by the Afrika Korps and, more broadly, the outfits worn by Occidental men in Africa. Made of cotton gabardine, the safari jacket was a comfortable piece suitable for hot summers. It perfectly embodied the spirit of freedom sparked by the 1960s as well as a new form of seduction. As early as 1969, the safari jacket was also available in a ready-to-wear version at the SAINT LAURENT rive gauche boutique. It was an immediate success.

YSL Mondrian Dress 1965

Yves Saint Laurent’s passion for painting led him and Pierre Bergé to assemble a truly incredible art collection. The couturier also expressed his admiration for painters through the various garments he designed to honor the artists he loved. Saint Laurent maintained this “dialogue with art” all throughout his career, beginning with a series of dresses paying tribute to Piet Mondrian for the Autumn-Winter 1965 collection. Wool jersey was inlaid with no visible seams, allowing Saint Laurent to create a textile rendition of the Dutch artist’s paintings and channel Mondrian’s sense of geometry.

For this collection, Saint Laurent sketched a series of shoes that were made by the designer Rogier Vivier: black pumps decorated with a large square buckle in gold or silver metal. The heroine of Belle de Jour, played by Catherine Deneuve, chose to wear them in the film. This design proved so successful that it ended up being named after the movie.

The international press was dazzled by Saint Laurent’s moving works of art. Diana Vreeland raved about them in the New York Times, deeming this “the best collection,”while Women’s Wear Daily called Saint Laurent the “king of Paris.”

YSL black velvet sheath dress with large pink satin bow

For the Autumn-Winter 1983 collection, Saint Laurent created a design named “Paris,” a black velvet sheath dress with a “Paris pink” satin knot.

I Love the box these dolls are coming in.

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The price of the dolls is 150$ and they are Platinum Label (less than 5,000 worldwide).

Now available at http://www.barbie.mattel.com