Katy Perry's style shown in Barbie doll
Published 19/12/2011 | 14:00
Katy Perry's special-edition Barbie doll "sums up" her unique "personal style".
The American songstress has had an impressive one-of-a-kind toy made by Mattel.
The doll sports a replica of the stunning cupcake-covered dress from Katy's hugely successful California Dreams world tour wardrobe. The candy-coloured dress is teamed with pink and purple heeled sandals with Swarovski crystal-encrusted fishnet tights.
The doll is completed with an electric blue wig - identical to the one Katy wore with her famous dress during the series of shows.
The intricately designed doll is testament to Katy's unique style.
"We hand-painted all the details and applied the crystals here in our design studio," Peter Helenek, VP of design for Barbie at Mattel Inc., told WWD. "They create a look that sums up Katy and her personal style."
Nicki Minaj also has a new Barbie. The rapper's replica doll features a long baby pink wig, complete with an impressively large rosy tulle dress and matching pink ankle boots.
Nicki's doll comes completed with diamante cuffs and a Barbie necklace. Helenek says the attention to detail was paramount when creating the one-off collector's items.
"There are fans out there who look specifically [at the] shoes when buying [Barbies]," he revealed.
The dolls are on sale at Charitybuzz.com today. All proceeds will benefit Project Angel Food, which is a Los Angeles-based charity that delivers free meals to those with life-threatening illnesses.
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