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Unique Vintage recreates 12 of Barbie’s most iconic fashion looks timed to her 60th anniversary

28 Jan - 2019

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Collection includes the original black & white chevron-striped bathing suit from first barbie in 1959

In honor of Barbie’s 60th anniversary in 2019, Unique Vintage is set to recreate 12 original Barbie looks for women inspired by the doll from the late 1950s to mid-1980s. This edition of the Barbie x Unique Vintage collection, a continuation of an 18-month partnership with Mattel, will be available for sale online at UniqueVintage.com in March. In alignment with Barbie’s all-embracing attitude, Unique Vintage offers most pieces in this collection in sizes XS – 5X. The line will include the most iconic of all Barbie fashions: the black and white chevron-striped bathing suit from the very first Barbie doll introduced in 1959.

“As one of the largest in the vintage reproduction apparel industry, our collaboration with Barbie was a natural fit,” said Katie Echeverry, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Unique Vintage. “The industry is one that is rapidly expanding. Last December, major fashion outlets such as Who What Wear, Elle and Marie Claire included vintage apparel on their ‘fashion trends’ lists.”

The 60th Anniversary Spring Collection includes:

Barbie x Unique Vintage Pink Satin Strapless Enchanted Evening Gown & Faux Fur Stole – Made for a fairytale, the Enchanted Evening gown is a vision of glamor and grace. Crafted with an elegant pink satin, the evening gown boasts a stunning strapless silhouette. This dress is perfect for a night out and retails for $158. The fur stole is available for $58.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Light Blue Malibu Barbie Swimsuit– Inspired by the 1971 Malibu Barbie, this one-piece swimsuit represents the quintessential “California Girl” look. With a high neckline, low back and vintage leg cut, this maillot is made to flatter the body. Available in sizes XS – 4X, the price point is $68.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Black & White Chevron Stripe One-Piece Bathing Suit – A life-size reproduction of the original 1959 Barbie in her iconic black and white stripe bathing suit, the chevron patterned one-piece includes two removable and adjustable straps for a convertible neckline. This figure-accentuating piece is $88.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Peaches ‘N Cream Chiffon Dress – Covered in an elegant white mesh and pearly sequins, this dress was made for the belle of the ball. With a sweetheart neckline that is secured by adjustable spaghetti straps, this dress has a flirtatious and graceful design. Inspired by the 1984 Peaches ‘N Cream Barbie, this dress retails for $148.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Rose Coral & White Busy Morning Sundress – Originally released in 1963, this sundress was designed to convey all that is charming and sweet. This rose coral frock, embroidered with stripes and floral accents, has a beautiful square neckline and side pockets. Retailing at $198, a crinoline can also be purchased separately for added volume. This dress is also available in a pale blue shade, called the Suburban Shopper.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Black Apple Print Sheath Dress – Crafted with an eye-catching silhouette that accentuates every curve, this vintage dress is a reproduction of the 1959 Barbie doll. The print features red, green and blue apples tumbling upon a black backdrop. The dress is $118.

Barbie x Unique Vintage 1960s Style Swirly Cue Shift Dress – A colorful swirl of bright greens, pinks and blues, the Swirly Cue shift dress is what 60s mod dreams are made of. The sleeveless silhouette is finished in a flirty ruffled hem and features a modest neckline. It was inspired by the 1968 Barbie doll and retails for $118.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Red & White Gingham Woven Picnic Blouse and Dark Blue Denim Picnic Capri Pants – Inspired by the 1959 vintage Barbie picnic set, this two-piece outfit is the crossroads between charming country and Lucille Ball-chic. Each item is sold separately; the blouse is $58 and the pants are $98.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Rose & White Gingham Barbie-Q Swing Dress – Mixing elegance and fun, this sundress features shoulder straps secured with dual snap faux-embellished buttons on the back. Inspired by the 1959 Barbie, this dress is structured with front pockets with trim and retails at $118.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Pink Fashion Luncheon Sheath Dress & Jacket – This light pink and cream dress and jacket ensemble made its debut on Barbie in 1966 and is an archetypal elegant suit for ladies who lunch. The sleeveless-darted cream satin bodice tops a pink textured pencil skirt. The three-quarter sleeved jacket is trimmed in an open-necked cream lapel with a rounded front and fastened with a rhinestone broach. This set retails for $210.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Light Blue Barbie Vacation Adventure Swing Skirt – The iconic swing skirt features an original print of various Barbie dolls and beach gear from years past on a sky blue background. This retails for $88 and a crinoline is available to purchase separately.

Barbie x Unique Vintage Retro Barbie Doll Face Handbag – Features a bold appliqué image of the original Barbie face with striking white sunglasses and red lips on its front flap, this retro top-handle handbag retails for $72.


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