Barbie released her first doll with the Downs pattern as part of her diverse fashionista line. British model Ellie Goldstein, who has Down’s model, appears on a crusade with the new Barbie. Mattel, the makers of Barbie, created the doll in close collaboration with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in the US. Barbie’s discussion with the NDSS and medical professionals led to the introduction of a new face and body sculpt that would be ideal for women with the Down’s pattern, which has a shorter frame and higher torso.
Mattel says the new face sculpt has a flat nasal ground with a rounded shape, low wisdom, and almond-shaped eyes. The doll’s achievements also have a single line, which is occasionally associated with people with Down’s pattern. The person wears a choker with three pie decorations representing the three clones of chromosome 21, which cause symptoms of the condition. The doll also wears matching pink ankle bottom orthotics (AFOs)—commonly used by children with Down’s pattern in the US.
On the doll’s launch, Goldstein said: “I’m so happy to have a Barbie with the Downs pattern. “When I saw the doll, I was so overwhelmed that it meant so much to me, and I was so honored and proud that Barbie chose me to show the world the doll. Diversity is important to me because people need to see more people like me in the world and not hide them. Goldstein, 21, is a beauty advocate throughout fashion.
advocates for a broad perspective. She made history as the first model with a Down’s pattern to appear in major transnational juggernauts for brands such as Gucci Beauty and Adidas. She was one of British Vogue’s reframing fashion cover stars celebrating disability in May and one of the Business of Fashion 500, a list of global fashion influencers. Also known.”
“It’s very important to our community that the first time, they can play with a Barbie doll that looks just like them,” said Kandi Pickard, NDSS Chairman, and CEO. This Barbie served as a monument, and now we must underestimate the power of representation. Plus it’s a big step forward and a moment we’re celebrating. The 2023 Fashionistas line also includes Ken with Barbie braces and a prosthetic leg. The line is available to pre-order from Smiths for £13.99 each.