Benito Santos, the Mexican designer who created the Barbie Day of the Dead version


The Barbie Day of the Dead version is a special edition for November 2, and her outfit is inspired by the tradition of charro outfits.

One of the best-known toys worldwide is Barbie. The doll was created by Hub Inc. company in March 1959 and since then it has always sought to generate smiles and good memories in the childhoods of girls.

For several years, Barbie has begun to venture into the launch of collectible dolls, which are inspired by celebrities or the typical outfits of some countries, and now Mexico can add a new Barbie doll to the list, the launch of the Barbie of the Day of the Dead 2022 was known.

Barbie’s Day of the Dead wardrobe was created by tailor Benito Santos and the designer shared his happiness through his Instagram account: “Barbie celebrates Day of the Dead with a collaboration from world-renowned Mexican fashion designer Benito Santos », begins by saying the epigraph that Santos wrote on his Instagram account.

“Barbie doll’s statuesque black dress is inspired by the rich cultural tradition of charro outfits. Ornate white and crimson embroidery unfurls throughout the gown’s dramatic silhouette, including the layered mermaid hem. The outfit is accented with a cropped bolero jacket, red bow tie, and holiday-inspired headpiece.”

Day of the Dead

Let us remember that the Day of the Dead is a celebration that begins on November 1 with All Saints’ Day and continues on November 2 with All Souls’ Day or Day of the Dead. Undoubtedly, this new Barbie doll perfectly describes the culture and idiosyncrasies of our country and of this special date for us.

The special edition Benito Santos x Barbie, will be available on September 8 for  Mattel members, and on the 9th of the same month it will be available worldwide, it will cost 100 dollars, more or less two thousand Mexican pesos.

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