World's Most Popular Doll Invites Fans to "See What Happens" When
Imaginations Get Dressed Up
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
This year, Barbie® invites girls to play with fashion and
dress up their imaginations with a new global brand campaign. For more
than 50 years Barbie® has been the world's most popular fashion
doll, inspiring girls to ‘try on' different roles and encouraging them
to play out their dreams. The "See What Happens When You Play with Barbie®"
campaign celebrates the style icon and her role in delivering a
never-ending array of fantasy-to-career outfits for girls to explore.
The television advertising campaign opens the giant pink doors to
Barbie's Dream Closet and is complemented by an augmented-reality online
destination, apparel for girls, and new product introductions that put
Barbie®, and her fashion heritage, center stage.
This year, Barbie(R) invites girls to play with fashion and dress up their imaginations with a new global brand campaign. (Photo: Business Wire)
"In Barbie's world, role play often leads to real life. Barbie gives
girls the opportunity to be anything they want to be from a princess to
a president," said Stephanie Cota, Senior Vice President, Global Barbie
Marketing at Mattel. "The new global campaign celebrates the ‘wow' girls
experience when they play with Barbie. After all, the only thing bigger
than Barbie's world is a girl's imagination."
The Barbie® Dream Closet New York Fashion Week Experience
Debuting at the famed Lincoln Center, Barbie® will unveil a
larger-than-life installation of her ultimate Dream Closet complete with
24-foot tall, jewel encrusted doors leading into a two-story, 9,000
square-foot set with multiple dressing vignettes. The New York Fashion
Week installation will transport fashionistas and fans in the area
inside Barbie's fantastical wardrobe complete with augmented reality
technology "mirrors" that allow users to literally doll themselves up in
Barbie's most iconic, playful and glamorous outfits from the past five
decades. Live models also will "dress the set" adorned in high-luxe
looks on loan from the Albright Fashion Library, an exclusive couture
library that includes styles from Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen,
Gucci, Moschino, Chloe, and Burberry.
"February in New York is one of Barbie's favorite times of the year,"
added Cota. "Toy Fair and Fashion Week are epic industry events and a
true intersection between toys and fashion - what more could a doll
Barbie's Fantastical World Brought to Life in New Commercials
Beginning this month, new commercial spots will transport girls into a
fantastical world of pink poodle topiaries and cotton candy clouds.
Directed by Floria Sigismondi, best known for the popular music videos
of such artists as Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera, the spots showcase
that same whimsical art direction through Barbie's pink lens.
The hyper-real global brand spot will run in countries such as the
United States, France, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, and Germany.
Additionally, the iconic Barbie® Dream Closet door imagery will be
incorporated into both Barbie™ licensed consumer product and toy
television spots, offering consumers a consistent brand promise across
the entire product portfolio.
Barbie® Steps into the Apparel Aisle
To tease the new Barbie™ branded apparel line for girls that is
launching throughout 2012, the ruffled pink skirt, necklace-embellished
print tee-shirt and cropped denim jacket worn by the lead girl in the
commercial spots will be available for purchase through the brand's new
online destination BarbieWow.com.
BarbieWow.com: A Global Fashion Destination for Fans of All Ages
BarbieWow.com opens its online doors on February 9th as the
brand's first single, global digital destination. The pink portal will
transport fans in more than 30 countries inside Barbie's Dream Closet
with unique brand integrations and new media channels of "sharing and
trending" that will turn raiding Barbie's wardrobe into real-time,
Once inside her Dream Closet, girls of all ages can explore a world of
endless fashion, accessories and imaginative play, through interactive
activities such as a design studio to dress up Barbie® and
augmented-reality "mirrors" to dress up themselves using the doll's
favorite fashions. In partnership with top digital and style
destinations Polyvore, Pinterest and Rent the Runway, girls can take
inspiration from Barbie to create real-life looks and designs that are
all their own. The site also features a section titled "Behind Pink
Doors," where top fashion influencers share stories behind meaningful
pieces from their personal closet as an example of the transformative
power of fashion.
All Doll'd Up: From Fashion Runway to Toy Aisle
Girls of all ages will have the opportunity to design, inspire and
create with new Barbie® products that will be introduced throughout the
year. Currently available, Barbie® Design & Dress Studio
allows girls to design her very own fashions for Barbie, and the Barbie®
I Can Be™… Fashion Designer doll celebrates Barbie® doll's
newest career as a Fashion Designer. This fall, Barbie® will
take technology to new fashion heights with the Barbie® Photo
Fashion doll that not only takes and stores up to 100 high-resolution
photos, but can also instantly display these photos on the doll's
tee-shirt for the ultimate in customization.
For high-res images or broadcast-quality b-roll please visit www.BarbieMedia.com.
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) (www.mattel.com)
is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys
and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling
brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever introduced, Hot
Wheels®, Matchbox®, American Girl®, Radica® and Tyco R/C®, as well as
Fisher-Price® brands, including Thomas & Friends®, Little People®, Power
Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2012,
Mattel was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to
Work For" for the fifth year in a row. Mattel also is ranked among
Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" and
the "World's Most Ethical Companies." With worldwide headquarters in El
Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs approximately 28,000 people in 43
countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations.
At Mattel, we are "Creating the Future of Play." Follow Mattel on
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