Sho’ White Barbie

Photographs courtesy of Stephen Sumner

Name: Sho’ White Barbie

Made by and When: Mattel, designed by Stephen Sumner in 2007

Material: Vinyl

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Designer’s Description: Sho’ White is wearing a ruffled collared top with sheer puffed sleeves layered under a satin bustier.  Over this is worn a mesh floral tank top with gold metallic straps. Her skirt is a golden satin lined in red organza with a satin apron and red satin cummerbund. She is wearing golden large weave fishnet stockings and unique red and gold ‘hiking’ boots. Her ensemble is capped off by a hair hat (made by wrapping hair around a foam tube for an hour) and covered in a hand-dyed purple hair net and decorated with handmade hat pins.

Other: Stephen Sumner is a former Project Designer for Mattel. Sho’ White is his very first Barbie-doll design, which was a charity doll created for the charity, Children Affected by Aids in 2007.


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