Karl Lagerfeld, Net-A-Porter, Barbie

Two of the world’s most celebrated icons have joined forces to create the perfect collector’s item: Platinum-label Barbie Lagerfeld doll.

She’s the most metrosexual Barbie to date and yet she’s easily one of the most glamorous. Clad head-to-toe in Karl Lagerfeld’s signature monochromatic uniform, the celebrated designer’s collaboration with Mattel involves what must surely be the world’s tiniest pair of fingerless gloves.

Part of the Barbie Collector series, the seriously stylish doll brilliantly encapsulates the rock ‘n’ roll style of the German couturier dressed in a tailored black jacket, a white shirt with a high collar – complete with French cuffs – and skinny black jeans. Accessories are key, including an oversized necktie, dark sunglasses, black ankle boots, a leather purse and chunky silver jewellery – all topped off with a slicked-back silver ponytail.

Karl Lagerfeld, Net-A-Porter, Barbie

Ms Barbie Lagerfeld

“We’re thrilled to introduce Ms Barbie Lagerfeld to our customers around the world,” announced Alison Loehnis, President of net-a-porter.com, adding, “We have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with both the Karl Lagerfeld and Mattel teams and are delighted to be partnering on such a fun and fabulous collaboration.”

Prospective buyers will need to act fast as only 999 dolls will be produced and, as Kim Culmone, Vice President Global Product Design, Barbie points out: “It’s not everyday that Barbie dresses like the world’s most famous fashion designer.”

Mattel is marking Barbie’s 55th birthday this year and what better way to commemorate a big anniversary? Barbie has developed into a global brand powerhouse inspiring girls of all ages to dream, discover and celebrate their girlhood – from fashion to fantasy – in a world where anything at all is possible.

Karl Lagerfeld, Barbie, Net-A-Porter

Barbie is Karl Lagerfeld’s finest work yet

“The doll is a true celebration of both fashion legends,” said Kim Culmone. We couldn’t agree more.

The Platinum-label Barbie Lagerfeld doll will be available from net-a-porter.com for approximately Dhs1,000.