For the interior designer, entrepreneur, muse and, as she says, accidental style icon, Iris Apfel, life has been full of adventures. In her successful career, she worked on restoration projects at the White House for nine presidents, starred in a documentary about her life, launched her own line of accessories, she is a published book author and we could go on.
Her larger-than-life personality and unique extravagant style are an endless source of inspiration for many.
Now, the 96-year-old legend is getting the ultimate recognition of her style: a Barbie doll in her likeness.
“Iris Apfel is a fashion role model for Barbie with her singular style vision, entrepreneurial spirit and independence. Her long-spanning career makes her the perfect subject of a one-of-a-kind doll, the highest honor Barbie bestows.” – Mattel shared with press.
Mrs. Apfel joins the exclusive club of trendsetters who also received their own Barbies, including Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham, or Zendaya.
Captivating the eclectic style of this extraordinary lady, the stylish Barbie wears exactly the same Gucci look Iris Apfel dons on the cover picture of her new book, “Accidental Icon”, lensed by Luis Monteiro.
The doll is one-of-a-kind and won’t be available in stores buuut… the next best thing is coming later this year. Mattel has announced the company will be releasing a “styled by Iris” model, dressed in the global fashion icon’s distinctive style, including her signature oversized round glasses.