This Barbie is the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, known for electric and rockstar style, witchy and powerful vocals, and chart-topping hits both in a band and as a solo artist. This Barbie is Stevie Nicks.
With a legacy that has inspired generation after generation, Stevie Nicks has been the latest legend to join the Barbies Music Series. As part of this series of famous musicians, the Fleetwood Mac singer joins Tina Turner, Gloria Estefan, David Bowie and Elvis Presley to have her likeness immortalized in doll form.
Barbie's legacy continues to teach generations of children to become whatever they’d like through Barbie's extensive list of professions such as an astronaut, doctor, and businesswoman.
There are smoky eyes on the doll, bangs, and a ribboned tambourine that is a trademark of Nicks. In addition to wearing Nicks' signature platform boots and golden moon necklace, she is also clad in a flowing black dress inspired by the outfit worn by Nicks on the legendary 1977 album "Rumours."
She said her Barbie, which she calls "so pretty and so soulful and so real," has been with her for several months and "means the world" to her.
She continues, “When Mattel came to me asking if I would like to have a Barbie made in the ‘Rumours’ cover style I was very overwhelmed,” she wrote. “Of course I questioned ‘Would she look like me? Would she have my spirit? Would she have my heart…’”
Nicks had dug out her ‘Rumours’ cover outfit, the black dress and boots, from her closet and sent them to Mattel, allowing the company to directly reference the original and hit the nail on the head when designing the Barbie. Nicks has always had an eye for fashion, when she found designer Margi Kent, after returning home from Fleetwood Mac’s first tour. Nicks recalls her moment when she found “her outfit”, when a woman walked past Nicks in a blush pink handkerchief skirt, and hair pinned up. Nicks drew a stick figure drawing of her muse and sent it to her newfound designer, and Kent made the outfit from pink chiffon. She told Kent, “Margi, I want to wear this when I’m 60 because I know I’ll be on stage when I’m 60."
“When I look at her, I see my 27-year-old self — All the memories of walking out on a big stage in that black outfit and those gorgeous boots come rushing back- and then I see myself now in her face. What we have been through since 1975- the battles we have fought, the lessons we have learned- together. I am her and she is me. She absolutely has my heart,” she expresses.
The Stevie Nicks Barbie is sold out on the official Mattel website from pre-orders alone but will be officially released online on November 10.