By Lori Perkins
Stevie Nicks held court at New York’s Madison Square Garden last week and brought her newly released Barbie doll as her special guest.
The $55 doll went on sale October 4th and immediately sold out, as have most of the music-inspired Barbies that Mattel has launched in the past five years such as Tina Turner (now selling for up to $1,000 on eBay), Celia Cruz and two versions of Barbie as David Bowie. (As many of you know, I am a Barbie fan, and I have the Barbie Joan Jett and Blondie dolls in my personal collection).
Nicks worked closely with Mattel on the doll’s appearance and clothes, sending them an outfit she wore during the Fleetwood Mac Rumours’ tour, which they replicated. The blond doll holds a tambourine and wears a miniature version of her Pasquale Di Fabrizio black platform boots, as well as sheer black witchy apparel.
Nicks told the New York Times that she loved the doll, “All the memories of walking out on a big stage in that black outfit and those gorgeous boots come rushing back,” Nicks said, “and then I see myself now in her face.” She wrote in her X account that when she saw the doll she saw herself at 27.