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Get ready for a Barbie makeover unlike one you’ve ever seen before.

If you remember any of Louise Gray’s Spring 2013 runway show during London Fashion Week, you may recall a few of the looks that were influenced by Barbie. Although they were not bright and pink like you may expect, they were playful and made use of the script Barbie logo all over the black and white colored garments. 

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Though there were only three looks that stuck to the Barbie aesthetic, Mattel took the collaboration a step further and plans on releasing an actual Barbie based on one of the looks from the show.

“I wanted my Barbie to have everything from my catwalk,” explains Gray, “Including the hair and makeup.” That means the plastic bombshell’s got her glossy blonde hair back-combed like an East London punk, and her ocean blue eyes are framed by intense black makeup inspired by Basquiat’s crown graffiti. She’s also wearing tiny earrings by UK accessories maven Tatty Devine, and tire-track silkscreen tights, to help Barbie “layer up her look,” says Gray. “I wanted to see her in some separates…give her a different way to be girly and fun.”

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Take a look at some of the finished Louise Gray Barbies inspired by her Spring 2013 runway show, as well as some of the original looks from that show by clicking through the gallery above.


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