Barbie has traded her signature golden locks for a mop of slick, red hair after undergoing an other-worldly makeover.
The brains behind Barbie, toymaker Mattel, said the doll is designed to honor the “pioneer of sound and vision, English singer, songwriter and actor, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire.”
David Bowie Barbie Doll. Credit: Courtesy Mattel
Barbie’s been through a lot of ch-ch-ch-ch-changes over the years, but the fashion icon’s latest incarnation may be one of her coolest ones yet.
No details have been spared in recreating Bowie’s alter ego look, down to the doll’s black nail polish and dangling, silver star earrings.
David Bowie performs as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1973. Credit: Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The doll wears a stripey, metallic “spacesuit” with trademark red platform boots. In true Bowie fashion, Barbie also flaunts the musician’s red, mullet-like hairdo, statement dusty eyeshadow, and, of course, the striking golden astral sphere symbol on her forehead.
The rock-glam Barbie joins a growing procession of special edition dolls, as the company seeks to remain relevant six decades after the release of the original model.
The Iris Apfel doll, complete with black-rimmed glasses. Credit: Courtesy Mattel
Lady Stardust’s androgynous appearance marks another iteration of the doll, replicating in a small way the reinvention that Bowie employed during his monumental career.