Name: Lingerie Barbie #5 (and other Black/African American Silkstone Barbies)
Made by and When: Mattel, Released in 2002 (and subsequent years)
Height: 11-1/2 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Rooted black hair is styled in a bob with sideswept bangs and a side part/brown painted eyes/closed mouth with crimson lip color
Clothes: Black merry widow bustier with pink bow accent, matching sheer robe, black thigh-high stockings, golden hoop earrings and black high heels
Other: Made for the adult collector, designed by Robert Best, Lingerie Barbie #5 is Mattel’s first Black/African American (AA) Silkstone Barbie having been released two years after the first White Silkstone Barbie’s release in 2000. Since 2002, several other Black Silkstone Barbies have been released as part of the Barbie Fashion Model Collection. These dolls use the unarticulated Silkstone body, with the exception of City Chic Suit, which uses the first articulated Silkstone body and Best to a Tea. A certificate of authenticity and a doll stand are included with all dolls in this collection.
See the Black Silkstone Barbie list below the gallery, which includes links to photographs of the dolls that are not included in the gallery.
In October 2016, Mattel was petitioned to manufacture an AA Silkstone Ken. That request remains unfulfilled.
Gallery (unless otherwise indicated, photographs are courtesy of Telisa Spain)
A (not all-inclusive) List of Other Black/African American Silkstone Barbies
- 2003 45th Anniversary Barbie
- 2003 Sunday Best
- 2006 Fan Club Exclusive Barbie Nurse (first AA Fan Club Barbie)
- 2008 Toujours Couture
- 2009 1959 Debut (inspired by #1 Barbie, celebrates Barbie’s 50th anniversary)
- 2009 Barbie Convention Doll
- 2012 Evening Gown Barbie
- 2013 Ballgown
- 2015 Little Red Dress
- 2016 City Chic Suit (the first articulated Silkstone Barbie)
- 2020 Best to a Tea
- 2020 U.S. Convention African American reproduction Barbie (1st AA exact reproduction of the #1 Barbie)
Read the now closed petition for an African American Silkstone Ken here.
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