Photographs courtesy of Telisa Spain
Name: In the Limelight Barbie
Made by and When: Mattel, 1997
Height: 11-1/2 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black rooted hair styled up in an array of curls, brown painted eyes, closed smiling mouth
Clothes: This doll wears a velvety gown of rich chocolate brown that is boldly accented with a metallic cape lined in luscious lime. Strappy shoes and a dash of faux fur at the collar and wrists complete her dramatic look. (Barbie.com)
Other: Fashion designer, Byron Lars, designed In the Lime Light Barbie, which is the first doll in the Runway Series of five dolls. In the Limelight uses the Nichelle head sculpt. One doll in this series is White (Cinnabar Sensation); all others in this series and subsequent Lars Barbie collections are Black. Cinnabar Sensation was created as an African American and Caucasian.
Byron Lars Barbie Pinterest Board
Byron Lars Barbies are pinned to a Pinterest board that has sections for each series/collection where all dolls can be viewed at a glance. Each pin links to the Barbie.com archive page for the doll.
List of All Byron Lars Barbies
The Lars Barbies are listed below by series or collection with links to their Barbie.com archive pages. Many of the dolls were inspired by Byron Lars’ designs. The names of Barbie designers involved in the designs of some of the later dolls are listed in parentheses:
The Runway Series (Models)
In the Limelight 1997
Cinnabar Sensation 1998 African American and Caucasian
Plum Royale 1999
Indigo Obsession 2000
Treasures of Africa (Africa is the theme.)
Chapeaux Collection (Hat Theme)
Sugar 2006 (Designer, Sharon Zuckerman)
Pepper 2008 (Designer, Sharon Zuckerman)
Byron Lars Passport Collection
Ayako Jones 2009
Mackenzie Fenella Layla 2011 (Designer, Ann Driskill)
More In The Limelight Pictures
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