London, August 17 (ANI): Toymakers Mattel is now aiming to inspire male fans with a new 'drag queen' Barbie Doll, after serving as a role model to little girls for so many years.
Although the term drag queen is not officially used to describe the new 'The Blonds Blond Diamond' Barbie Doll, the plastic figurine was created in part by the New York-based fashion designer Phillipe Blond, who is a cross-dresser himself.
Mattel commissioned the work to Phillipe and David Blond of the label 'The Blonds,' who have expressed their adoration for the doll ever since their label was born in 2007.
One of the great things about Barbie is that she continues to push the envelope. Barbie doesn't worry about what other people think, the Daily Mail quoted Cathy Cline, vice president of marketing for Mattel's girls' brands, as telling The New York Times.
Phillipe himself has expressed the same sentiment.
Fashion is a form of self-expression and we believe that everyone should feel glamorous every day, he said.
The Barbie doll, who really should have been modeled with the male Ken doll, features a side-swept hair style and an extremely short bejeweled mini corset dress that is laced up at the back.
She pairs the look with flashy accessories also - a chunky silver cuff, a sparkling cocktail ring and silver metallic pumps, that feature a lipstick pink sole.
A full-length faux fox fur coat completes the dramatic look of the doll.
Barbie has also been given eyelash extensions, which is a must for any drag queen.
Phillipe himself sports similar long blonde hair to the doll, though his design partner David stressed that the doll was not a true representation of him.
Instead, the doll may loosely be based on Phillipe and this character that he plays within our little Blond world, David said.
An official description for the doll has described the drag queen figurine as pretty, provocative, and magical.
It says: Phillipe and David Blond believe that every woman should be glamorous every day.
It then talks about the dolls wardrobe picks.
Fun fashion and rock 'n' roll glam are the only rules for these gorgeous garments. Our favourite blonde celebrates The Blonds, dressed for an amazing adventure.
The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie brings the most sparkly splendor of fashion, the description read.
In 2009, The Blonds took part in Barbie's 50th birthday fashion show, which no doubt helped to push their current partnership with Mattel along. (ANI)