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Barbie in burqa to raise funds for Save the Children charity

November 25, 2009

Barbie is all set for a traditional makeover - the doll will don a burqa for a charity auction. The much-adored Barbie will be auctioned in the traditional Islamic dress for Sotheby’s Save the Children charity.


Barbie 1

Barbie 2

Italian Designer Eliana Lorena

Over 500 dolls were displayed in Florence, Italy, as part of the celebrations of Barbie’s 50th anniversary this year. Manufacturer Mattel is believed to be supportive of the exhibit, partly the creation of Italian designer Eliana Lorena.

"I know Barbie was something seen as bad before as an image for girls, but in actual fact the message with Barbie for women is you can be whatever you want to be," says Lorena, quoted Fox News.