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100 Barbie Doll Interpretations

From Haute Barbie Hairdos to Haute Dolltography the Toy is Iconic

— July 30, 2012 — Naughty
These Barbie Doll Interpretations are a testament to the staying power of the iconic toy's appeal.

The figurine has inspired a slew of recreations, ranging from impressive to somewhat strange. These one-of-a-kind depictions are highly groundbreaking in their attempts to modernize a recognizable toy that has been part of cultural childhood.

Barbie is a representation of beauty and image ideals. She is being modified into plus size, haute, and burka-wearing versions that redefine notions of female grace and merit. The iconic nature of Barbie and what she represents makes her the perfect medium not only for cutting edge fashion creations, but also to shock with politically charged messages.

The pop culture icon will remain a source of fan-created art, fashion and innovations as it is appreciated by mass culture.
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Freshness
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Fake-n-Bake Barbies
Fake-n-Bake Barbies
The Patricia Krentcil-Inspired 'Tanorexic Doll' is Oompa Loompa-Colored
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99
Blueprint Designer Dolls
Blueprint Designer Dolls
‘Barbie I Can Be' Architect Barbie Makes a Splash for Mattel
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98
Quirky Caffeinated Campaigns
Quirky Caffeinated Campaigns
The New David Lynch Coffee Commercial Involves a Barbie Doll Head
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97
Eerie Embalmed Dolls
Eerie Embalmed Dolls
Mummified Barbies by E.V. Day is a Quest for New Doll Creations
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96
Hairless Iconic Dolls
Hairless Iconic Dolls
The Beautiful and Bald Barbie Movement Moves Mattel to Action
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95
Undead Survival Dolls
Undead Survival Dolls
Zombie Attack Barbie Gets Lock and Loaded for the Apocalypse
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94
Glamorous Barbie-Themed Hotels
Glamorous Barbie-Themed Hotels
The Seoul Sheraton Hotel Suites Offer a Fun and Enchanting Vacation
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93
Cupcake Couture Popstar Dolls
Cupcake Couture Popstar Dolls
The Katy Perry Barbie Doll is a Spitting Image of the Singer
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92
Pompous Dolls
Pompous Dolls
The Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken Doll Looks Snooty
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91
Floral Designer Dolls
Floral Designer Dolls
The Limited Edition Comme Des Garcons Barbie by Rei Kawakubo
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90
Blinged Out Benefit Dolls (UPDATE)
Blinged Out Benefit Dolls (UPDATE)
Barbie for Breast Cancer Research is Most Coveted
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89
Space Captain Barbie Dolls
Space Captain Barbie Dolls
The FemShep Figurine Puts GI Joe To Shame With Her Action-Ready Gusto
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88
Psychedelic Barbies
Psychedelic Barbies
Jonathan Adler Takes it Back to the 60s with Pink Label Collector Barbie
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87
Solemn Barbie Hybrids
Solemn Barbie Hybrids
Artist X.Mu Mixes Real-Life People With the Iconic Barbie
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86
Diva Charity Dolls
Diva Charity Dolls
Janet Jackson Barbie Doll is Created for a Good Cause
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85
Vampire Wedding Dolls
Vampire Wedding Dolls
Breaking Dawn Barbies Will Soon Be Available for Twilight Fans
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84
Internship Dolls
Internship Dolls
Barbie the Intern Works Just Like Everyone Else
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83
007 Dolls
007 Dolls
The Bond Girls Barbie Will Save the World, Steal Your Heart
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82
Vampire Movie Mash-Ups
Vampire Movie Mash-Ups
The ‘Twilight’/‘True Blood’ Barbie Reenactment Spoof
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81
Film-Inspired Iconic Dolls
Film-Inspired Iconic Dolls
Grace Kelly 'Rear Window' Barbie Joins Line of Collectible Figures
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80
Hairless Iconic Dolls
Hairless Iconic Dolls
Online Movement for Mattel to Create a Bald Barbie
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79
Macho Dolls
Macho Dolls
Coarse Toys Creates Dolls for Boys
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78
Wonder Bread Barbies
Wonder Bread Barbies
Artist Catherine McEver Creates Doll-Sized Costumes from Bread Wrappers
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77
Augmented Raisin Icons
Augmented Raisin Icons
The Sun-Maid Makeover Involves a Busty New Logo Maiden
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76
Cute Couture Dolls
Cute Couture Dolls
The Christian Louboutin Barbie is Made of Glitz and Glamour
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75
Designer Clothed Barbies
Designer Clothed Barbies
Christian Louboutin Designs Anemone Barbie Full of Hollywood Glamour
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74
Cleverly Disguised Camera Dolls
Cleverly Disguised Camera Dolls
The Barbie Photo Fashion Toy Takes Stylish Pictures
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73
Fashionista Doll Designs (UPDATE)
Fashionista Doll Designs (UPDATE)
The Tiny Frock Shop Creates Chic Barbie Ensembles
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72
Color-Popping Dolltography
Color-Popping Dolltography
'Sweet Sunshine' by Grace Gunawan Turns Models Into Mannequins
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71
Dieting TV Dolls
Dieting TV Dolls
The Christina Hendricks Joan Barbie Doll is Not Lifelike
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70
High Horse Barbies
High Horse Barbies
Doll Celebrates the 135th Kentucky Derby and Barbie's 50th
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69
Glam Barbie Bling
Glam Barbie Bling
This Barbie Jewelry Line by nOir Jewelry is Fit for Any Little Beauty Queen
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68
Multicultural Material Dolls
Multicultural Material Dolls
The New Mattel 'So in Style' Doll Appeals to African-Americans
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67
Adorable Rapper Barbie Dolls
Adorable Rapper Barbie Dolls
The Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll by Mattel Will Benefit Charity
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66
Colorful Sun-Kissed Editorials
Colorful Sun-Kissed Editorials
California Barbie by Fernando Gomez is Vibrant and Playful
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65
Throwback Doll Attire
Throwback Doll Attire
The Tiny Frock Shop Sells Retro Clothing for Barbies
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64
Ideal Family Editorials
Ideal Family Editorials
The American Dream Series Seems to Star a Real-Life Barbie and Ken
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63
Perturbed Mutant Playthings
Perturbed Mutant Playthings
Rachel Peters' Franken Toys Aren't for Your Average Kid
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62
Doll Cankle Makeovers
Doll Cankle Makeovers
The Christian Louboutin Barbie Remake Has Slimmer Ankles
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61
Odd Impersonation Photography
Odd Impersonation Photography
'I Wanna Be Like You' from Ade Castro Mimicks Pop Culture
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60
TV Drama Series Dolls
TV Drama Series Dolls
Mattel Creates ‘Mad Men' Barbie Dolls
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59
Ken Doll Editorials
Ken Doll Editorials
The Snap! Magazine Summer 2012 Issue Captures the Life of the Mattel Toy
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58
Juxtaposed Dolltography
Juxtaposed Dolltography
The Hair's How Soviet Barbie Makeover is Modernized
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57
Confrontational Controversy Ads
Confrontational Controversy Ads
The Barbie's Rainforest Destruction Campaign Uses Ken
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56
Destitute Dolls
Destitute Dolls
New American Girl Homeless Doll Raises Questions About Morals
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55
Australian Catwalk Dolls
Australian Catwalk Dolls
The Newest ‘Barbie Basics Collection' is Inspired by Australi
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54
Ballin' Barbie Dolls
Ballin' Barbie Dolls
Prepare to Shell Out a lot of Cheddar for the Stephen Cantur Barbie
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53
Demented Plaything Photography
Demented Plaything Photography
The Hayden Wood Living Doll Series is Bewitching
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52
Pole Dancing Dolls
Pole Dancing Dolls
Children's Stripper Figurine Marks the End of Innocence
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51
Printed Doll Tresses
Printed Doll Tresses
Get Wild Multicolored Hair with Barbie Design Printables
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50
Dolled Up Foosball Tables
Dolled Up Foosball Tables
'Barbie Foot' is a New Take on Classic Soccer Fun
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49
Darling Doll Art
Darling Doll Art
The Retro-Inspired Works of Holly Farrell Featuring Barbie and Ken
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48
Designer-Inspired Dolls
Designer-Inspired Dolls
Kartel Designs for Barbies ‘PLASTIC' Collectors Edition
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47
Barbie-Armed Jewelry
Barbie-Armed Jewelry
The 'Plastic Body Series' by Margaux Lange Uses Limbs
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46
Haute Barbie Hairdos
Haute Barbie Hairdos
The Mattel 'Play with Fashion' Initiative Shows Off Chic Looks
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45
Disastrous Dollhouse Fashion
Disastrous Dollhouse Fashion
The Ruby Aldridge Vogue Italia Shoot is Chromatically Creepy
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44
Barbie Burkas
Barbie Burkas
Mattel 'Save the Children' Barbies Have Traditional Makeovers
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43
Daring Tattooed Dolls
Daring Tattooed Dolls
The tokidoki Barbie Doll is the First Ever Tattooed Barbie to Hit Shelves
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42
Plasticized Wedding Fantasies
Plasticized Wedding Fantasies
Beatrice De Guigne Shoots Lifelike Images of Barbie & Ken's Big Day
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41
Behemoth Doll Boutiques
Behemoth Doll Boutiques
The World's Largest Barbie Store is a Veritable Doll Citadel
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40
Self-Esteem Dolls
Self-Esteem Dolls
Moxie Girlz (the New Bratz) Inspire Confidence, Courage, and Cool
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39
Oversized Doll Accessory Shoots
Oversized Doll Accessory Shoots
The Interview Magazine 'Box Set' Stars Clutch-Toting Barbies
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38
Plus-Size Dolls
Plus-Size Dolls
Beth Ditto Gets Dolled Up By Superdoll Collectables
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37
TV Icon Dolls
TV Icon Dolls
The Classic TV Barbies are a Blast from the Past
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36
Supermodel Dolls
Supermodel Dolls
Heidi Klum Barbie Sports a Hot Pink Sparkly Disco Dress
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35
Rich Housewife Dolls
Rich Housewife Dolls
The Barbie Lounge is the Place to be for Sophisticated Dolls
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34
80s Icon Dolls
80s Icon Dolls
Rock 'n' Roll Barbies Celebrate Music Icons
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33
Super-Sized Barbie Heads
Super-Sized Barbie Heads
Colin Christian Creates Surreal Sculptures of Silicone Ladies
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32
Barbie Bed Hair
Barbie Bed Hair
Piers Atkinson's Headdresses Are Eccentric
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31
Life-Sized Barbie Dolls
Life-Sized Barbie Dolls
Galia Slayen Builds Barbie for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
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30
Barbie Doll Denim Editorials
Barbie Doll Denim Editorials
The 'Tangled Up in Blue' Series by Rachel Bakewell is Dreary
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29
Begging Doll Billboards
Begging Doll Billboards
The Barbie and Ken Reunion Campaign Tests True Love
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28
Real Barbie Dream Homes
Real Barbie Dream Homes
This Pretty in Pink House is Perfectly Girly
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27
Classic Horror Film Dolls
Classic Horror Film Dolls
The Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Barbie is Super Eerie
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26
European Couture Doll Lines
European Couture Doll Lines
The 2012 Barbie Fashion Model Collection Based on 'Atelier' Theme
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25
Barbie Ornaments
Barbie Ornaments
Deck the Halls With Plastic Dolls, Falalala-Lalalala
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24
Couture Chained Barbies
Couture Chained Barbies
Designers Upgrade the CFDA Barbie Basic Doll With Personal Style
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23
Dirty Dolltography
Dirty Dolltography
Cristian Crisis' Barbie Life Shows Good Doll Gone Babe
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22
Haute Dolltography
Haute Dolltography
'Plastic Ladies' are Fashionably Fantastic
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21
Guerrilla Doll Faces
Guerrilla Doll Faces
Jocelyne Grivaud Superimposes Barbie on Her Idolized Artists' Works
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20
Retro Barbie Makeovers
Retro Barbie Makeovers
Chrome Hearts Barbie Collaboration Will Rock Your World
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19
Bizarre Barbie Mods
Bizarre Barbie Mods
Ooak Barbies Takes the Much Loved Doll to New Places
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18
Pop Star Dollification
Pop Star Dollification
'Barbie Goes (Lady) Gaga' in Entertainment Weekly
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17
Celebrity Barbies
Celebrity Barbies
Donna Anne Transforms Barbie With Famous Faces
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16
Broken Barbie Marriages
Broken Barbie Marriages
The Dina Goldstein ‘In The Dollhouse’ Series Sees More Than Me
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15
Humanized Fashion Dolls
Humanized Fashion Dolls
GQ Germany Celebrates Ken's 50th Anniversary With Life-Like Dolls
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14
Barbie Doll Pageants
Barbie Doll Pageants
The Miss Barbie Venezuela Contest is Actually Real
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13
Spy Cam Dolls
Spy Cam Dolls
The Barbie Video Girl Records Those Special (or Secret) Moments
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12
Cut-Up Doll Depictions
Cut-Up Doll Depictions
Peihang Huang Paints Pictures of Brutally Injured Toy Figurines
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11
Controversial Doll Set-Ups
Controversial Doll Set-Ups
Mutated Barbie & Ken Figurines at the Altered Barbie Exhibition 2010
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10
Unique Barbie Homages
Unique Barbie Homages
Andrea Cucchi Revamps Barbie Dolls in Peculiar Ways
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9
Barbie Masterpieces
Barbie Masterpieces
Kristyna Milde Recreates Famous Paintings with Posed Dolls
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8
Gagafied Galactic Dolls
Gagafied Galactic Dolls
The Mattel Goddess of the Galaxy Barbie is Inspired by the Pop Icon
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7
Homicidal Dolls
Homicidal Dolls
Mariel Clayton Shows Barbie's Twisted Side
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6
Da Vinci-Inspired Dolls
Da Vinci-Inspired Dolls
Mattel Releases Fine Art Barbies Based on Art History
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5
Naughty Dollies
Naughty Dollies
What Goes On Behind Closed Doors in Dollhouses
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4
Real Models as Dolls
Real Models as Dolls
Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Baptiste Giabiconi as Ken With Barbie
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3
Debauched Killer Dolls (UPDATE)
Debauched Killer Dolls (UPDATE)
These Shocking Mariel Clayton Barbie Dioramas Will Blow Your Mind
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2
Iconic Doll Controversies
Iconic Doll Controversies
The Clothesless Matchbox Barbie Calendar Provokes Legal Problems
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1
Naughty Doll Photography
Naughty Doll Photography
Lauren Nieburg Captures 'BARBIE in Compromising Positions'
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