Best To A Tea description...
Posted by Bethany in PA on 1/19/2020, 10:22 am, in reply to "New Silkstone: "Invitation To A Tea""
Okay, this is sort of cheating. |
This is a photo from a Chanel fashion show. "Best To A Tea" is heavily inspired by this fashion. The boots on the doll are more delicate and I would guess identical to those on Rush of Rose Gold since that is the mold Mattel has.
The doll itself has the black portion of the shirt at the waist rather than on a bias as the model does. Lace is about the same, though scaled down and there is a black bow at the neck on the doll and not the choker that is shown on the live model.
The doll's skirt does not have the buttons down the side, just across the top and the doll's blouse appears to have short sleeves and not the long ones, as the doll's forearm is visible from the jacket cuff (just below the elbow) down to her hands.
The doll also features a black "short veil" style hat with a large pink flower on the top to give it a pop of color.
Unlike the model, the doll appears to be a very dark AA tone but it remains to be seen if the production doll is that shade. Certainly Mattel is capable of producing a doll like that. However I am not certain they will as they are cutting back on what clothing colors and vinyl tones designers can pick from as a cost cutting measure.
As a side note, from what I'm seeing online, it appears that all of the dolls in Robert's final series are inspired by this particular Chanel collection, the last designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld. Given that Mattel probably paid a small fortune for the Lagerfeld name for it's platinum-level doll that sold out so quickly, this is perhaps a way to leverage that for a bit more money. Or maybe it's just supposed to be a nice tribute.
Best in Black, though poorly executed, was loosely based on another Lagerfeld/Chanel design. So I would expect the final two dolls to be as well. Though if this is what Mattel is giving those of us who missed out on the exclusive Lagerfeld Barbie to "make up" for the fact that orders were screwed up several years ago? I'm pretty disappointed.
Hope I got the name right.
I saw the sketch for her, today and I like what I saw. Hope she is true to the "proto type".
She is an AA doll, and probably articulated.