Showcasing over 600 unique Barbie dolls — each with its own unique story and purpose - this will be the largest ever public showcase of Barbie dolls in one location in Singapore.
Venue: ION Art Gallery, L4, ION Orchard
Dates: 20 Sep - 21 Oct 2022, 10 am - 10 pm
ION Orchard has partnered with Mattel and Jian Yang, an entrepreneur and avid Barbie doll collector, to create the House of Dreams, a month-long multi-concept exhibition from 19 September to 21 October 2022. The showcase will include 600 unique Barbie dolls and various workshops in this month-long exhibition.
Barbie's Different Looks
The first-of-its-kind exhibition will feature a stunning collection of Barbie dolls, set against the landscape inspired by the Barbie Dreamhouse.
Music and movie-lovers will enjoy the star-studded pop culture line-up, including music icons – from all-time favourites like Elvis and Barbra Streisand to current favourites like Shakira and Jennifer Lopez – and superheroes such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Barbies of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra will have visitors reminiscing about old Hollywood glamour.
In addition, families can expect to see beautiful race-themed Barbies, a timely display with the Singapore Grand Prix season. As a nod to inclusivity, the exhibition will also feature Barbies that come from all walks of life, with different skin tones, hairstyles, body types and careers.
Dresses From International And Local Brands
There will be a section dedicated to red-carpet fashion with dresses from international renowned design houses such as Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Christian Louboutin, as well as a collection of dresses created in collaboration with some of Singapore’s favourite local brands, such as Bynd Artisan, IN GOOD COMPANY, KLARRA, and Love, Bonito.
A special showcase will also feature dolls in upcycled eco-friendly creations specially crafted for ION Orchard.
Join an exclusive session with Singaporean Barbie collector Jian Yang, who owns one of Asia's largest collections of over 12,000 dolls, on a paper couture workshop to design and create your own unique Barbie outfit from upcycled materials, for you to take home.
The workshops will be held on 8 and 15 October 2022, at 2pm and 3pm at ION Art gallery. Limited to the first 20 ION+ Rewards Members per session with a minimum of $100 same-day spend. Participants may register their slot at L4 Concierge Counter from 19 September 2022 onwards.
There will also be workshops and exclusive offerings by various brands within ION Orchard. Visit ionorchard.com for more details.
*Photo Credits: ION Orchard