Barbie Expo opens in Montreal
More than 1,000 Barbies in haute-couture designs are on display at a new Barbie museum in Les Cours Mont-Royal
The largest permanent, haute-couture Barbie exposition in the world has arrived at Les Cours Mont-Royal.
Starting on Feb. 11, more than 1,000 Barbies will be on display, representing all of the different styles she has donned throughout her long life.
The dolls featured at Barbie Expo come from collectors across Europe and Australia. Some of the dolls are limited edition, Others went through 200 hours of fittings with their designer, including Armani, Dior, Versace, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and many more notable names from the fashion industry.
Celebrity Barbies include Grace Kelly, Jennifer Lopez, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Kate Middleton and Coco Chanel — all women who are especially known for their involvement in fashion.
Entry into the 464-square-metre museum will be by donation, with all proceeds going to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Check out the video for a preview.