This unprecedented range offers the famous Mattel doll a new look, designed with the collaboration of the toy manufacturer Mattel.
Olivier Rousteing, the artistic director of the house of Balmain, launches a new collection of non-gendered clothing inspired by Barbie. An unprecedented range, offering the famous Mattel doll a new look, designed with the collaboration of the toy manufacturer Mattel.
“Having Barbie in my Balmain army, imagining a collection inspired by her where there are no clothes for boys or girls, it’s my little revenge”, he indicated to the New York Times. “I think Barbie represents a dream world. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming. For me, it’s more than just a business project. It’s very sentimental.”
Between $295 and $42,495
“When I was a child, I played with Barbies and I felt that I was rejected for this reason”, he added, before giving the floor to Richard Dickson, boss of Mattel: “When you mix the seriousness of haute couture with the fun of toys, you become very powerful.” The prices of this Barbie x Balmain collection vary between 295 dollars for a T-shirt and 42,495 dollars for a dress.
Olivier Rousteing recently returned to the front of the stage after revealing that he had been the victim at the end of 2020 ofa domestic accident which left him badly burned. He is now much better: “A year later, I feel healed, happy and healthy. I realize how blessed I am and I thank God every day of my life.”