Sketch by Robert Best; Runway Photo by John Aquino
Here comes the... Barbie? Yup. And she's all dressed in Oscar de la Renta. When two fashion icons team up, the match is bound to be as perfect as you and your future hubby. And is there anyone more fashionable than the fantastically plastic doll from your childhood, or quite as synonymous with bridalwear as the legendary fashion house, Oscar de la Renta? Nope, we didn't think so. Oscar de la Renta and Mattel's Barbie are teaming up with the release of an Oscar de la Renta bridal Barbie doll. If you didn't dream of being Barbie as a little girl, you sure will now...
"We are honored to work with the Oscar de la Renta team on this beautiful design capturing their signature bridal look in Barbie scale," says the mastermind of the toy couture creation, Robert Best, senior design director at Barbie. "Barbie is the only girl who can have a closet full of wedding dresses without ever walking down the aisle." With a wardrobe that'll apparently rival even the fashion closet at BRIDES, consider us officially jealous.
To put it lightly, the Oscar de la Renta Barbie is the doll of your childhood dreams. (If you had exceptional taste as a child, that is!) The certified collectible is ripe with all of the bridal inspiration you'll ever need. And before you start rolling your eyes at the thought of getting your wedding day inspo from a doll, just check her out. The blonde chignon, that smoky eye bridal beauty look, and that dress... Oh yes, that dress. Ripped straight from Oscar de la Renta's signature bridal runway show, the miniature frock, complete with a cream embossed sheath and something-blue tulle, is a doll-sized dream dress that you'll desperately want in your own size. It may be a wedding day faux pas for your guests to wear white, but who says you can't match with Barbie?
You already consider the plastic fashionista a memento from your elementary school years, but we can't help but see this Oscar de la Renta Barbie as a keepsake from this oh-so-special time in your life, too. Once your childhood aspiration, who knew Barbie would also end up being your bridal inspiration?