96 year old style icon Iris Apfel made into a Barbie doll

trending 21/03/2018

96 year old style icon, Iris Apfel has become the oldest person to be made into a Barbie doll.

Apfel shared the news on Instagram with the caption saying 'Isn't she cute?'.

The doll comes dressed in the same emerald-green suit and ruffled collar the nonagenarian wears on the cover of her new book, Accidental Icon, and has Apfel's signature elaborate jewelry and thick-rimmed glasses.

"Iris Apfel is a fashion role model for Barbie with her singular style vision, entrepreneurial spirit and independence," Mattel said in a statement. "Her long-spanning career makes her the perfect subject of a one-of-a-kind doll, the highest honor Barbie bestows."

Apfel mentioned that a Barbie was being made in her likeness during an interview with CNN Style last September. At the time, she said she found the project "totally hysterical."

Source: CNN