Silkstone Lingerie Barbie #5

Name: Lingerie Barbie #5 (and other Black/African American Silkstone Barbies)

Made by and When: Mattel, Released in 2002 (and subsequent years)

Material: Silkstone

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)

Below is a (not all-inclusive) List of Other Black/African American Silkstone Barbies

Read the now closed petition for an African American Silkstone Ken here.


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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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