Elton John reveals his favourite sunglasses were the inspiration behind his Barbie


Elton John officially has his own Barbie doll!

Sir Elton and Barbie joined forces to create a new doll that replicates the legendary singer's iconic style  in honor of his extraordinary artistry and musicianship.

As a nod to John, the Barbie doll is fitted with a glittery top and flared denim, embellished with his initials, and an Elton-embossed bomber jacket with star-printed sleeves and a rainbow-striped hem. In addition, the doll includes rainbow-striped platform boots, a purple bowler hat and sparkly, pink-tinted sunglasses.

"I have always loved and embraced fashion as a means of self-expression," John tells PEOPLE. "My earliest memories of Barbie all involve fashion and even today, she still inspires our culture, not only fashion but in art and music too. Her legacy, I’m sure, will carry on forever."

The icon himself was very much involved in picking out his Barbie's wardrobe, and had the most fun selecting his signature accessory - the sunglasses!

"I’ve managed to accumulate quite the collection of sunglasses over the years – I think over twenty thousand pairs," he says. "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 proudly in his home.

"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!"

How cool!