The dresses are perfection. They appear to be very well constructed. The fabric used stretches which means that they will fit my other 12" dolls. If and when I debox, I'll check on her harness to see if it fits.
The plastic boots are meh. I don't care for the doll herself primarily because of her body.
If enough people can get past the price, the doll will be very successful. Many Barbie collectors do not debox and this is the perfect presentation for that purpose. The packaging is zombie-proof. The fun print inside the box of photographers taking pictures is great as a backdrop. I'd like a large fabric print of that to use.
I ordered two Herve Leger Barbies, one for me and one for a friend. The first one I ordered from Amazon.es (Amazon.com in Spain) on 9/10/13. The price came out to be a little lower including shipping and I have her already. I guess they went directly to Europe from China cutting out the overseas shipping and/or duties. Who knows?