The Vera Wang celebrity doll depicts her as herself an American fashion designer and business woman at somewhere between 40 and 70 years old. She is particularly known for her wedding dress designs. The Black Label Barbie doll was released by Mattel on May 5, 2022 as part of their Tribute Collection and was designed by Carlyle Nuera. The doll retailed for $40.00.
From the box:
“Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.” – Vera Wang
FASHION DESIGNER & ENTREPRENEUR
Vera Wang is an iconic designer and businesswoman who grew her brand
from a small bridal boutique into a fashion and lifestyle empire. The
daughter of Chinese immigrants, Wang received her first lessons in fashion
and work ethic from her family, graduating from an esteemed university
and eventually becoming one of the youngest editors at Vogue. During her
prestigious turn as Design Director for Accessories at Ralph Lauren, Vera
Wang began designing her own wedding dress when she was inspired
to design bridalwear with modern women in mind. In 1990, she opened
her own boutique, creating bridal gowns and eveningwear designed to
celebrate and move with a woman’s silhouette. She eventually added
Ready-to-Wear and in 2005, Vera Wang was recognized by the Council
of Fashion Designers of America as Womenswear Designer of the Year. She
has earned numerous awards for her powerful contributions to the fashion
industry – most notable the Legion of Honor from France – all a testament
to her enduring creativity and lasting impact on fashion and culture.
The Tribute Collection celebrates visionaries whose incredible
contributions have helped shape and impact culture.
The Vera Wang doll comes wearing an all black outfit with the word Love in white near the overdress hemline.
When removing it from the box the right arm sleeve is tack stitched to jacket bottom and must be clipped to remove doll. Back train is tacked to box at bottom. Hair sewn sown to plastic insert. Body wrapped in plastic under outfit from neck, to wrist, to bottom of shorts. Plastic knee braces are on the legs.
Plastic sewn plastic suit that can be taken off in one piece by removing the tape in the back.
The outfit includes an all black one piece sleeveless shorts under a see through floor length, black chiffon, long puffed sleeve over dress with the word “LOVE” printed on the front hem in a Gothic font. The sleeves have a long chiffon train at each wrist. A thick black peplum belt belt with metal zipper type rivets detail is on the front goes around the over dress. The outfit is completely removable.
The hair is straight, black, parted down the middle, and cascading to the waist. The eyes are painted brown with light pink lips. The hands are manicured with black painted nails.
On the feet are black plastic platform heeled, slightly open toed, two buckle, sandals. They are over a pair of ankle length black socks.
The doll is articulated at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrist, hips, and knees. Mattel calls the body type Articulated Original.
The doll comes with a standard black based, clear wand doll stand and a Certificate of Authenticity.
To get the current prices of the Vera Wang Barbie doll use these links. The museum gets a small commission for qualified purchase using the following links. The doll is also still (June 1, 2022) available on the Mattel website for $40.00.