No, really, this is a real thing. This isn’t me being horribly catty and tossing around inappropriate insults because Barbie has high cheekbones. I’d just say “crater-face Barbie is coming” or something if that were the case.
The newest Barbie model, due out in time for Christmas, is modeled off of the cross-dressing designer Phillipe Blond (of the designing duo The Blonds). According to Barbie Collector:
“Our favorite blonde celebrates The Blonds, dressed for an amazing adventure. Barbie wears a stunning silvery mini corset dressâ€”designed by The Blonds themselvesâ€”featuring countless sculpted faux gems and a full length faux fox fur. Of course, luscious blonde curls frame her beautiful face. Accessories include silvery jewelry suite and glitter pumps. Pretty, provocative, and magical, The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie brings the most sparkly splendor of fashion.”
And the Barbie is legitimately identical to Phillipe. Check out this picture from Buzzfeed:
Although the Barbie got cooler shoes. If I were Philippe, I would demand to be sent more sparkly shoes. I cannot tell you if he’s on that or not, but I hope he is. Either way, the Barbie is available for $125, and will presumably be appropriate for kids or adults of either gender.