Being a Princess is the dream of every little girl and the world is currently obsessed with real life Princesses so Mattel have released three collectible Princess Dolls as part of its Barbie Collector series based on Princess Grace Kelly. The three Grace Kelly dolls include the “To Catch a Thief” Barbie, Grace Kelly Bride Barbie and Grace Kelly Romance Barbie.
The “To Catch a Thief” Barbie is sculpted in the star’s likeness, she wears an elaborately ruched one-shoulder gown in shades of blue chiffon, a flowing scarf and a coordinating clutch purse. Her blonde hair is styled in a chic upswept chignon, just like her character in the movie.
The Grace Kelly Bride Barbie wears a long-sleeve lace wedding gown reminiscent of the one the princess wore. This Barbie, which arrived in stores Friday, also dons a delicate headpiece and veil, and holds a bouquet of white flowers and a prayer book, as Kelly did when she exchanged vows with Prince Rainier III in 1956.
The Romance Barbie will make its debut in October wearing a black floral dress, a matching headpiece, white gloves and a string of pearls â€” an ensemble that replicates what the Philadelphia native was wearing when she met the prince at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. That collectible will also have a second outfit â€” a white blouse, navy skirt and coat, a wide-brimmed hat, long gloves and a floral bouquet â€” essentially the same look Kelly sported when she arrived in the principality for her nuptials.
A percentage of sales of each doll, which retail from US$35 to US$175, will benefit the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, which helps up-and-coming artists in theater, dance and film through scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships. (via)
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