Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie

Name:  Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie

Made by and When:  Mattel; June 1, 2008 (release date)

Material:  Vinyl

Designed by: Sharon Zuckerman in collaboration with Kimora Lee Simmons

Label: Gold Label Barbie Collection (no more than 12,500 dolls were made worldwide)

Head Sculpt: Goddess

Body: ModelMuse

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black rooted hair, brown painted eyes, smiling mouth

Clothes: Clothing consists of a pink chiffon halter top, pink denim skirt and belt with a KLS logo buckle; gold hoop earrings, pink faux leather handbag, thigh-high boots over patterned nude tights; and a full-length gray, faux chinchilla coat with leopard print KLS lining. Black sunglasses are worn on top of the doll’s head.

Other: Kimora Lee Simmons, who is of African American and Japanese-Korean descent, a former model turned fashion/lifestyle entrepreneur, and self-made millionaire as the creative director of Baby Phat, collaborated with Mattel during the creation process of the doll made in her likeness. Simmons wanted the dog, Zoe, to have a faux fur exterior but that would have driven the cost of the doll up. The dog, instead, is made of molded plastic. The text on the back of the box includes a brief bio of Ms. Simmons and additional information about the doll, which is captured in the last two gallery photos.



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