The little black dress gets all the more chic with hot pink accents in this fall collection from the Barbie Basics™ doll line. * Designed by: Bill Greening * Release Date: 6/17/2010 * Simply sweet in her short black party dress with pink ribbon at the waist and black platform sandals * Long dark hair with bangs can be customized into any number of day to night styles * For the adult collector
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