Who Wore It Better – Rihanna or Barbie?
In October, toy manufacturer Mattel dropped an
exclusive Barbie doll
in an imperial-yellow gown designed by
Chinese couturier Guo Pei
The iconic gown was first worn by Rihanna at the
2015 Met Gala
The Barbie doll, which bears some resemblance to the Barbadian singer, has been dubbed the ‘
’ by some netizens.
In addition to wearing a
, the doll has
modeled after Manchu platform shoes; the latter were traditionally worn during the
Qing Dynasty in China
As for the doll's elaborate gown, it bears many of the same details as the original Met Gala creation, including
embroidery and appliqués
made on a 1:1 scale.
Many are in awe of the mini-gown’s
, whereas others are put off by its hefty price tag of
With the Barbie collaboration, Guo Pei joins a legendary group of high-fashion houses — like
— that have also worked with Mattel.
Read more about the
Guo Pei Barbie
by clicking on the link below.