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Barbie welcomes actress Fan Bing Bing

| June 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Barbie® today announced the launch of the Fan Bing Bing Celebrity Specialty doll. The globally renowned actress made a special appearance to launch the doll alongside Robert Best, Barbie’s chief designer for the Barbie Specialty line. Ms. Fan has the illustrious honor of being the very first actress from China to be invited to join the Barbie global celebrity Hall of Fame. Her collaboration with Barbie will give purpose and meaning to play and help ignite the spark inside girls across China to “Shine Your Way.”

Chinese Celebrity Fan Bingbing with Robert Best, Chief Designer for Barbie Special Line

Chinese Celebrity Fan Bingbing with Robert Best, Chief Designer for Barbie Special Line

Barbie welcomes actress Fan Bing Bing

Numerous famous celebrities from across the globe have had their shining moments captured into Barbie Hall of Fame. Cher in her iconic 70s disco gown, Elizabeth Taylor in her famous nigh gown decorated with a rare diamond necklace, Audrey Hepburn classical look in ‘Roman Holiday’, and Marilyn Monroe in her signature floating red dress with her famous red lips.

Barbie welcomes actress Fan Bing Bing

Fan Bing Bing is the latest celebrity to be added to the celebrity Hall of Fame. Born in 1981, in the coastal city of Qingdao, China, she began her acting career in 1996. She established her own studio in 2007 and since then has gone on to have an eclectic career as an actress, producer, entrepreneur, principle of an arts school, and continues her endeavors in many philanthropic projects. Ms. Fan gained international stardom and recognition with her Dragon Robe red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. The dress, co-designed by Chinese designer Laurence Hsu and Ms. Fan, featured two leaping dragons, crashing waves on the hem, and an elegant bright yellow that was exclusively used by emperors in ancient China.

At the launch event, Ms. Fan took time out to sign two of her Celebrity Specialty dolls, and the dolls were presented to Mattel and also its long-term strategic partner Toys R Us as a token of appreciation for support and also to commemorate this unique shining moment.

Barbie welcomes actress Fan Bing Bing

It was this emotive design that laid the foundation for an extraordinary collaboration between the star and Barbie Specialty line chief designer Robert Best. “When I first heard I had the chance to work with Fan Bing Bing I instantly thought of the moment she walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Her Dragon Robe debut really struck me. The styling was perfect and it allowed her personality to break through – graceful, elegant, but with a confidence of knowing this is her moment to shine,” he commented.

“As I started to design for her I realized this look was perfect for her iconic doll. Not only is it globally recognized but is the absolute embodiment of all the things that make Barbie special. That rare ability to give girls across the globe confidence to allow their inner beauty to shine for everyone to see.”

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I'm Bernie ​a roaming writer, London is home but my writing arm initially extended to a few great locations in Euopre. Now I fill my pages on A Beauty Feature with articles on lifestyle, beauty and travel. Originally my writing started as a way to stay in touch with friends & family but it soon grew and now I have readers who I consider my extended friends & family all over the world.

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