Barbie Gets an Andy Warhol Makeover—and a Full Lifestyle Collection
Barbie has a history of being made over to resemble everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Katniss Everdeen. And now, in time for the holidays, Barbie and The Andy Warhol Foundation have teamed up to deliver an epic mash-up of these two pop culture icons—a doll created in the famous artist's likeness, along with a Ron Robinson capsule collection of fashion and home décor pieces.
"Our partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation celebrates fashion, pop-culture and self-expression—things both brands are synonymous with,” says Evelyn Mazzocco, SVP and general manager of Barbie. "The Barbie Warhol portrait from 1986 is proudly displayed at the company’s headquarters as a reminder of the foothold Barbie holds in culture. This holiday season we are excited to bring two cultural icons, Andy and Barbie, to fans with the Andy Warhol Collector doll and lifestyle collection."
Everything from the lifestyle Barbie x Andy Warhol line-up, which comprises tops, scarves, sunglasses, candles, is, naturally, steeped in pop art. There are statement-making, bling-encrusted rings that boldly read "Famous, Doll, Pop," bucket bags printed in Warhol's signature aesthetic, and candles featuring Barbie as Warhol.
"Warhol x Barbie brings together two timeless, inspirational icons of pop culture to celebrate individuality," says Michael Dayton Hermann of The Andy Warhol Foundation. "Fame may only last for fifteen minutes but playtime is forever."