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Elton John reveals he was inspired by his favourite sunglasses while creating his Barbie

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Sir Elton John has his very own Barbie (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Sir Elton John has his very own Barbie and her look is just as fabulous as you would expect seeing as he drew inspiration from his iconic sunglasses collection.

The legendary musician and Mattel teamed up to create a doll styled in Elton’s likeness to commemorate the 45th anniversary of his two-sold out shows at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium.

And the finished product sees Barbie rocking a colourful bomber jacket with ‘Elton’ written in cursive across the chest, embellished flare jeans and a pair of rainbow-striped boots and a purple bowler hat.

Naturally, she also has the Rockerman hitmaker’s signature sparkly, pink-tinted sunglasses.

In a statement, the 73-year-old icon admitted: ‘Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honor.

‘I hope that she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential.’

Elton held his career-defining sellout concerts at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on October 25 and 26, 1975.

The concerts went down in history as the two largest shows by a single artist at the time, with more than 100,000 concertgoers in attendance.

Looking back, Elton added: ‘I’ve managed to accumulate quite the collection of sunglasses over the years – I think over twenty thousand pairs.

‘When working with Barbie to create her head to toe look, I took inspiration from all of my favorite pairs I have worn over the years, and envisioned a Barbie pink with a bit of my flare. I think we nailed the final look.’

John added that he will find display his Barbie at home as he stated: ‘We are still looking for the perfect spot, but this collaboration with Barbie holds a special place in my heart and it will absolutely live in a very special place in my home for everyone to enjoy!’

The limited-edition doll is currently on sale on Walmart, Target, Amazon and Mattel’s website.

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