HELLO Kitty will join the ranks of the world's top fashion houses as she dresses up Barbie, bringing together the Japanese and US icons in a limited-edition doll.
Barbie, who has worn clothes of top brands such as Christian Dior, Donna Karan and Givenchy, will appear in an outfit chosen by Japan's feline sensation, the Japanese toymaker Sanrio said today.
Barbie, retaining her trademark blonde locks, will have a sexy but cute look in a short leather jacket and a shiny stone-bearing belt hanging loose on skinny black trousers.
The 31cm Barbie doll's jacket, belt, bag and necklace will all bear the famous Hello Kitty image.
Hello Kitty Barbie will make her world debut in September and will be released in more than 10 nations, including the dolls' home countries of the US and Japan.
Sanrio said the new doll blends "Hello Kitty, now loved by girls and celebrities not only in Japan but also in the world, and Barbie, universally admired by women as a high-fashion avatar of girls' dreams".
Just 1500 dolls will be on sale worldwide with a price tag of ¥5040 ($50) each in Japan.
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