Text: Kelly Desipris
So what if I’ve grown up? I’m still and will always be a girl who loves her dolls. I just moved from the more childish commercial Barbies to the collector ones. And they do live up to a collectors’ standards!
Robert Best, graduate of Parsons School of Design, is responsible for Barbie’s “all dolled up” fashionable self, since he’s been designing her clothes and looks for Mattel for almost 20 years now. Classic lines and Haute Couture creations signify his style, as is evidenced by his models for the Silkstone Barbie.
The Silkstone Barbies, also known as Fashion Model Barbie Dolls, have really become popular amongst collectors in the 21st century. With their really strong features, eyes, hair and makeup, they bring out a truly vintage feeling, even though their production only started in 2000! Every year a few selected models are launched, always dressed in the finest garments and detailed accessories.
As Christmas time approaches, I’m sure any woman, younger or older, would be thrilled to see one of these beauties underneath the Christmas tree! So without further ado…I give you my top 10 of vintage Silkstone Barbie dolls!