So, Mattel recently caught some slack after announcing a Frida Kahlo Barbie. Kahlo's estate is saying that the toy manufacturer didn't get permission from them to use her image and likeness. Mattel disputes the claim.
They did, however, get the blessing of "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel to make a single Barbie doll in her likeness. Yes, just one.
Unfortunately, Iris Apfel Barbie is one of a kind. (Same as Iris Apfel herself.) But if you'd like to dress your regular degular Barbie just like her, that will soon be an option. This fall, Barbie will release a "Styled By" Barbie, complete with glasses and necklaces from Apfel's own Rara Avis collection. In a photo taken "at the Carlyle Hotel" (one of Apfel's haunts), Barbie even sports a new, short bob haircut to fit the profile.
Note that the emerald green Gucci suit the nonagenerian's Barbie is donning is styled after the one she wore on the cover of her new book, Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon.