Barbie to Get Real Malibu Dream House Decorated by Jonathan Adler
Posted on March 4, 2009
Barbie will reveal a new bathing suit look on March 9th with the unveiling of the 2009 Black-and-White Bathing suit doll. Barbie's new suit comes 50 years to the day Barbie was first introduced at New York Toy Fair in a black-and-white striped bathing suit. Designed as a modern interpretation of the original 1959 doll, the new Bathing Suit Barbie doll unveils a brand new face sculpt for Barbie doll. The new doll will also be sold at the 1959 Barbie doll price of $3 for one week - from March 9th to March 14th at participating retailers.
Also on Monday, Barbie will celebrate her 50th birthday with a pink-carpet celebrity birthday bash at a real Barbie Malibu Dream House - a 3,500 square foot house in Malibu decorated by interior designer Jonathan Adler. That's an artist rendering of the dream house pictured above. The Dream House will have features like skirted, corseted, lace-up "dress" chairs, a chandelier made of Barbie hair, a closet filled with thousands of shoes, a sunburst mirror made from 65 Barbie dolls, and a garage that includes a real Barbie Volkswagen New Beetle car. Barbie doll's Malibu Dream House will be used to host several events this year including a Barbie birthday party designed by event-planner Colin Cowie.
Update 3-9-09: You can see images of the new Barbie Malibu Dream House here.