Introducing ‘drag queen’ Barbie! Mattel models its latest doll
Barbie has served as a female role model for years, donning everything from a nurse’s uniform to an Olympic athlete’s tracksuit and Presidential power suit. Now, however, the famous plastic doll is aiming to inspire male fans through the first ‘drag queen’ Barbie. Although the term drag queen is not officially used to describe the new The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie Doll, the plastic figurine was created in part by New York-based fashion designer Phillipe Blond, who is a cross-dresser himself. Mattel, the company that manufactures Barbie, commissioned the work to Phillipe and David Blond of the label The Blonds, who have expressed their adoration for the doll ever since their label was born in 2007.