Tuesday, March 24, 2015

There's a Cindy Crawford Barbie doll and it is not for sale

Instagram is the medium of the moment for lots of celebrities and professionals alike: it's so much easier to share a photo of something you're doing or your newest creation than writing about it or staging an elaborate presentation. Especially if it can reach thousands of people in an instant. It is not surprising then that it has become the social arena of choice for fashion people. most notably stylists and models. Cindy Crawford is one of the original 90s supermodels that is active on the platform. Just the other day she posted a photo of a Barbie made to look like her:

Since there was nothing published about the doll from Mattel, I did a little on-line search and came up with the goods: the doll is an OOAK creation, It was presented to Cindy way back in 2003 at the CAAF (Children Affected By AIDS Foundation) benefit in Santa Monica, California. The doll is dressed in a Roberto Cavalli gown, the same one Cindy was wearing during the event.

I don't know what made Cindy remember the doll after all this time and post it again (in the text accompanying the instagram post she mentions loving Barbies as a child), but it sure made me wish for a series of dolls in the likeness of supermodels from that era: Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz etc. They would be the ultimate fashion dolls. One can only hope. And it doesn't have to be Mattel making them. Looking at you Integrity Toys.

Top photo courtesy of Cindy Crawford (Instagram), middle and bottom photos from Daily Mail/Wireimage


  1. It's very pretty. I love the gown but not the body.

  2. What a gorgeous doll! And a gorgeous dress. I love your idea for a line of dolls based on fashion models. I would want a Betty Paige doll.

  3. una preciosidad de muñeca , y a mi tambien me encanta la idea de las muñecas supermodelos , a ver si tenemos suerte



  4. The feathered gown is gorgeous

  5. I always thought chocolate Barbie resembled her.

  6. Her face is really pretty and the gown is lovely! O:

  7. I think that is a nice doll.

  8. Having a line of real life models would be terrific! I'd prefer them to come from IT because that would ensure fully articulated bodies. And if the fashions for the line were based on actual collections would be icing on the cake. Thinking more about it, this could be a dream line: A line of model dolls, extra fashion packs based on actual fashion lines, and a doll trunk. Ah!

  9. judene hansen was the winner of the CAAF auction for her… she was displayed in judene's museum @ her dream dolls gallery store…. recently, she divested herself of her collection. there was an auction of her vintage, mod & contemporary barbie collection thru Theriault's doll auction house.

    1. Thanks for the information Trixie! Wonder where the doll did end up now.