Vintage Barbie very rare European Exclusive Gala Abend complete! Plus a bonus, the Mattel French Booklet is added! This is not mint but a fabulous rare display!
It is a little lighter that the coat when laid out side by side, but barely noticeable on display. No holes tears or repairs. There is a light stressed area at the bodice V in front, but not torn (see photo #9). The fabric inner hem edges show fray but the hem is holding as far as I can see. The dress, as well as the coat are not'crisp'.
Coat is also is overall it is clean, two tea spots are noted in photos that may come out (photo #10). I have worked on them and they have lightened some. On the inner blue satin bottom right corner is a very faint tea discoloration (also noted photo #8). The fur is nice, a little thin and if pulled wants to come out so it is delicate.There are no holes, tears or repairs. Seams including blue satin lining all intact. Barbie R tag does show some fray. Also note these are not white but an off white shade and the coat has a hint of yellowing. Does not seem as it has, but the fabric is not crisp, I had to use a cool iron to smooth out wrinkles on the satin (which still needs some smoothing). Could just be from years of storage.
It came from an attic find in France and all could be due to age and environment. The very, very rare original invitation is all intact! There are a couple of spots on the back page that do go through back two pages, but not through all 4 pages.Accessories Silver glitter open toe shoes, silver dimple purse, gloves are excellent! White pearl necklace is near mint!
The Mattel French catalog is added! It shows the European fashions. It is a full Mattel color catalog.I did not count the pages but it is thick as far as booklets go! Doll in last photo is not included.
She is just showing how nicely this fashion despite not being mint, displays! These are used vintage items and usually show some degree of play wear.
Please, always refer to photos as part of description. I try to be very descriptive regarding good points, and, especially flaws to the best of my ability. If something is overlooked, it is an honest mistake, not dishonesty. Does me no good, I want you to have fun, be happy and come back! If there is a detail not described that you would like more info about, or additional photos, please contact me!
Mint- Crisp, bright, no visible flaws. NM- Crisp, bright color, light play wear. Excellent- Fabric and color still nice but not'new crisp/bright', may have minor flaws visible on close inspection, some play wear.
Good- Fabric/color may show some fading/age discoloration, and not very crisp, has flaws, has been played with. Fair- Fading and/or washing with limp fabric, visible flaws, a lot of play wear.
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This item can be shipped to United States, to all countries in Europe, to Canada, to Japan.