1997. Another triumph from the Great Eras? Collection, Chinese Empress Barbie? doll's costume captures the authentic look and feel of the Qing dynasty. From her hat, to her elaborate jacket, emblazoned with 2 dragons, to her mandarin collar jacquard dress, each piece has been recreated to match the look and feel of the period. Chinese Empress Barbie? doll wears red slippers fitted over molded platforms, also typical of that age. Her jewelry is faux jade. She wears faux jade drop earrings and one "jade" and one golden necklace, the Chao Zhu, whose lengths also indicated her rank. The overall effect is a stunningly intricate costume that every collector will treasure.