Meet 'Drag Queen Barbie'
August 20, 2012
© Courtesy of Mattel, Inc.
A riddle for our times: when is Barbie not a Barbie? Answer: When she's a Blond.
Have we lost you? News broke over the weekend that the latest iteration of Mattel's classic doll is being designed by fashion design duo The Blonds. Dubbed by internet wags as "Drag Queen Barbie," the newest model of Ken's, er, girlfriend will go by the unwieldy name The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie Doll.
Before you ring up the One Million Moms in a tizzy, take note that details of the new Barbie remain scant. But earliest reports are breathless over the fact that she appears to particularly resemble Phillipe Blond – one of the two designers – who happens to be a cross dresser himself.
Dressed, according to Mattel, in a “stunning silvery mini corset dress—designed by The Blonds themselves—featuring countless sculpted faux gems and a full length faux fox fur,” and “silvery jewelry suite and glitter pumps,” the doll certainly sounds plenty fabulous.
And for $125, she certainly better be.
Would you buy "Drag Queen Barbie?" Do you care if she's modeld after a cross-dresser? Leave a comment.