David Bowie immortalized as a Barbie
Written by ZenKC on July 18, 2019
David Bowie has been immortalized in the form of a Barbie.
Mattel unveiled an official limited edition Barbie inspired by the late star’s genderfluid Ziggy Stardust persona.
Barbie has gone through a drastic makeover for the look, adopting Bowie’s red hair, iconic metallic spacesuit, and cherry-red platform boots.
David Bowie Barbie pays tribute to ‘pop chameleon’
A release explained: “In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie honors the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter, and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire.
“With a career spanning over five decades, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, and icon.
“He was, and remains to be, a unique presence in contemporary culture.”
The company clarified that doll, which comes in “specially-designed packaging displaying a collage of images from Bowie’s early career,” will only be produced in limited quantities.
In 2016, Barbie got a diverse made over, as Mattel released 33 new dolls with dozens of different hair colors, hairstyles, skin tones, eye colors, face shapes, and body shapes.
Mattel executive Evelyn Mazzocco said the diversity-focused line is “more reflective of the world girls see around them – the variety in body type, skin tones and style allows girls to find a doll that speaks to them.”