Moschino Designer Jeremy Scott Creates Most Expensive Barbie Set Ever
Barbie has sported some stunning looks since she debuted in 1959; over the years, she has worn outfits designed by such fashion heavyweights as Giorgio Armani, Vera Wang, and Oscar de la Renta. Now, Forbes reports, a new look designed by Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott has become Barbie’s most expensive set yet.
For $200, collectors can take home the Barbie-Ken package celebrating the Italian luxury label. The stylish duds are inspired by Scott’s own wardrobe at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. He arrived to the event wearing a television-inspired, Technicolor-striped suit, with black velvet clad Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell as his date. When Scott was asked to design a pair of Moschino dolls for Barbie, he knew that those real-life ensembles would be a perfect fit.
As far as toys go, Barbie is a titan in the fashion industry. She has rocked a long list of high-fashion labels, and Barbie-inspired styles have even appeared on the runway during New York Fashion Week. Despite the doll line’s connection to the fashion world, this latest set marks a major first for Ken: The Moschino Ken is the first to wear an outfit tailored for him by a big-name designer. The historic dolls are now available for purchase through the Barbie Collection store.