Kentucky Derby Barbie Just Released

Mattel has introduced Kentucky Derby Barbie in conjunction with the 135th running of the race.
Mattel has introduced Kentucky Derby Barbie in conjunction with the 135th running of the race.

Break out the Mint Julips. Barbie is off to the races at Churchill Downs with the release of Kentucky Derby Barbie.

Dressed in a “playful” floral sundress, fake pearl necklace, “sassy” spring sandals, and, of course, a Derby-appropriate hat, Barbie is ready to place her bets. Let’s hope she gets some good tips!

For people who wish to resemble Barbie in her splendor, renowned milliner Christine Moore is creating up to 135 replica hats (human size) to commemorate the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2 and the Kentucky Derby Barbie’s arrival on the scene.

The first hat will be auctioned off through the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. Proceeds will benefit Clothes Off Our Back’s charities. Remaining 134 hats will be available on a made-to-order basis on http://www.thederbystore.com.

2 thoughts on “Kentucky Derby Barbie Just Released

  1. First thought:
    No way! They made a gambling Barbie?? With a ‘tude? Look at that pose. I wonder if they thought this through…

    Second thought:
    Must find one in stock (NOW) for Daisy. Her mare, Barbie, strikes this pose frequently, and would severely covet the hat. To eat. But still.

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