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Frau Barbie

by | 23rd, August 2004

‘BARBIE comes in many guises, not all true to her original calling. And the latest is as a beer-swilling, sausage-eating German.

Munich designer James Waldron has created a special Oktoberfest Barbie wearing a traditonal Alpine dirndl dress and carrying a beer jug.

The head designer for the fashion label Rena Lange says he created the ‘Mountain Dirndl Barbie’ based on Julie Andrews’ character Maria in The Sound of Music, her one-off ensemble consisting of a hand-woven French tweed skirt, a red apron with Swiss embroidery and frilly blouse with a cotton gauze and lace décolleté.

The miniature is a preview of the life-sized dirndl that will be part of the Rena Lange 2005 summer collection.

Mr Waldron won’t say whether a lederhosen-clad ‘Comatose Ken’ would be joining Barbie.’

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