Here’s your chance to own a super special one-of-a-kind Pink Diamond™ Barbie® doll designed by the fashion duo of Phillipe and David Blond of The Blonds while supporting a philanthropic cause – but you have to act quickly. Bidding for the blinged-out, pink-jewel-encrusted Barbie ends at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 25.
The Pink Diamond Barbie, which is valued at $15,000, made its debut at The Blonds Spring 2013 show during New York Fashion Week. The doll is currently being auctioned at CharityBids.com with the proceeds going to the MAC Cosmetic AIDS Fund organization. The bidding had reached $8,000 as of 6 a.m. on Monday morning. Barbie fans may track the bidding here.
What makes this Barbie stand apart from the rest? The main fashion statement is the fuchsia and rose “gem” encrusted mini corset dress and matching pumps that were designed and hand embellished by Phillipe and David Blond themselves. According to ABC News, the ensemble was inspired by The Blondes’ 2008 runway show. Accessories for the Pink Diamond Barbie include pink stud earrings, a pink sparkling bracelet and matching ring.
Barbie joins the ranks of other high-style celebrities, such as Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry, who have worn dresses by The Blonds.
You may be wondering if this is the most valuable Barbie to ever hit the auction block? In 2010, a Barbie collector won a doll wearing a genuine diamond choker for a mere $300,000.
If you’re not lucky enough to take home the original Pink Diamond Barbie, Mattel is offering a more affordable replica for $125. It’s currently back ordered until December.
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