The face of the Fashion Queen Barbie (issue Date 1963 to 1965) is identical to the original Barbie facemold. Both heads were patented in 1958. But the Fashion Queen has molded brown hairs with a removable blue band. She came with three wigs in blonde, redhair and brunette, the three had different hairstyles.
The Fashion Queen Barbie was available as regular doll with straight legs (wearing a gold-white swimsuit with matching turban, Pearl Stud Earrings and white Open Toe Heels) and in a set only including the head and three wigs. The metal of the earrings often reacted with the plastic and dyed the ears green. Therefore the earrings are often taken out – like on our pictures.
Every Doll with this facemold is a Fashion Queen Barbie. The colour of her lips are (production based) changing from white over a pale peach to pink, corale or raspberry.
Within the “My Favorite Barbie” series” Mattel issued 2010 a Repro Fashion Queen
Headmark (inside the neck rim): © 1958 MATTEL INC. 722