BARBIE’S BANDAGE MOMENT: Hervé Léger by Max Azria is the latest design house to dress Barbie, collaborating with Mattel on a limited-edition doll making its debut Oct. 15 at Hervé Léger stores, select Neiman Marcus locations and on barbiecollector.com. Donning a classic red bandage dress, a black corset belt from the fall 2012 collection, black gladiator boots and a gold clutch, the $150 doll comes with an outfit change of a black-and-white jacquard dress, open-toe booties and a studded clutch. Barbie’s runway-inspired looks were constructed in the same factory that produces the real collection, and her dresses and accessories will also be available in life-size versions. “As you can imagine, the biggest challenge was the scaling down of the knit,” said chief creative officer Lubov Azria.
This story first appeared in the September 16, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.