Barbie dolls are a huge part of everyone’s childhood. It would probably be hard to find a person that doesn’t know what a Barbie is. We all either had one or played with one or at least seen one. It’s amazing how a toy that was invented way back in 1959 became so popular all over the world and remains popular even now. Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler and named after her daughter Barbara. It’s a staple for many and it’s come a long way from its original form. It’s been reinvented and modernized countless times to keep up with the times, there were special editions made that cost more than you can imagine. So let’s take a look at 7 most expensive Barbie dolls.
1. Barbie By Devi Kroell – $1075
Fashion designer Devi Kroell accessorized this Barbie for a charity event, where it was subsequently auctioned off for $1075. The doll wore a simple black dress, but the unique shoes and handbag really made it special.
2. Marie Antoinette Barbie – $1,250
This Barbie was released in 2003 and it was made to look like Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France. It’s actually quite an accurate representation, from the hairstyle to the dress. And since it’s a French royal Barbie, the price tag is pretty royal too.
3. Barbie By Lorraine Schwartz – $7,500
Yeah, this price for a Barbie might sound steep, but wait till you hear that the jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz put actual real diamonds into that B belt buckle that were worth $25k. Yet at the auction, it was sold for only $7500.
4. Pink Diamond Barbie – $15,000
This extravagant Barbie sure looks glamorous as hell. It was designed by Phillipe and David Blond who are famous for their over the top creations. They usually work with celebrities like Beyoncé, Madonna, Iggy Azalea, and Nicki Minaj. That pink dress is actually encrusted with jewels, so it makes perfect sense that this Barbie was auctioned off for $15K. You’ll also be happy to know that all the proceeds went to the MAC AIDS Fund.
5. Barbie In “Midnight Red” – $17,091
This is a vintage Barbie from 1965 that was sold at an auction in London for 9000 pounds in 2006. If you’re confused as to what that means, let’s just say 9K pounds in 2006 was about the same as $17K today. And the weird thing is – no one expected this particular doll to sell for this much.
6. Original Barbie – $27,450
If you were wondering what the first Barbie ever looked like – well here you go. This is it, the original Barbie from 1959. It was quite simple, in a stripy swimsuit, without any bling and with very minimal accessories, but it’s the original Barbie so of course, it auctioned off for a small fortune.
7. Barbie By Stefano Canturi – $302,500
Stefano Canturi was hired to design a Barbie for the launch of the Barbie Basics Collection in Australia. And he really took on this project seriously, designing both the dress and the accessories. That necklace has not only 3 carats worth of white diamonds, but also super rare pink Australian diamonds. It was auctioned off for spectacular $302,500, which is just $2K over what that necklace is worth and the proceeds were donated the Breast Cancer Research Foundation