COACH is the latest label to give Barbie a high-fashion makeover. The American accessories brand has teamed up with Mattel on a collector's edition version of the famed doll.
The Coach-designed Barbie sports a miniature classic checked Tattersall trench coat, suede skirt, striped jumper, sandals and sunglasses - modelled on the brand's real life spring/summer 2013 collection - and comes complete with her first ever genuine leather accessory. The duffle bag was created in the same factories and with the same materials as Coach's life-sized consumer handbags. A batch of 13,000 dolls has been produced.
Coach follows a trio of London designers who've also worked their sartorial magic on Barbie: Fred Butler, Sister by Sibling and Nasir Mahir unveiled the results of their collaboration with the doll yesterday, to celebrate the opening of a dedicated Barbie department in Selfridges.
The Coach Barbie, £95, will be available to buy at Coach retailers internationally - including at 41 New Bond Street in London - as well as in Mattel stores worldwide.