The absolute QUEEN of bold accessorizing, Iris Apfel, is getting the ULTIMATE fashion honor: She’s being immortalized as a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll! Yes, Earlier today, Mattel unveiled their new Apfel Barbie (above). It’s wearing the miniature green Gucci suit she wore on the cover of her book, Iris Apfel: Accidental icon and, of course, it’s simply laden with baubles and bangles and jewels and whatnot. As if you’d expect anything less. The doll is the first of a series of “Styled by” dolls inspired by Apfel, set for release this fall.
According to PAPER:
Later dolls will all be wearing Apfel’s signature black frames, her impeccable silver coif, and chunky beaded necklaces from Apfel’s collection with Rara Avis. And Apfel’s Barbie will also be spotted in the icon’s favorite NYC spots, including the Carlyle.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News and Media Punch)