96-Year-Old Style Icon Immortalized As A Wrinkle-Free Barbie Doll

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A 96-year-old style icon got immortalized as a wrinkle-free Barbie doll, she posted on Instagram Sunday.

Iris Apfel, the self-described “geriatric starlet,” got her own Barbie doll look-alike complete with the woman’s trademark colorful style and thick-rimmed glasses, CNN reported. Apfel’s Barbie follows the publication of her book called “Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon” published March 6.

The nonagenarian is well-respected in the fashion industry after she co-founded a textile company with her husband Carl Apfel called Old World Weavers in 1950. The couple specialized in recreating vintage prints and earned prestige in the fashion community from designers such as Estée Lauder and actresses such as Greta Garbo and Joan Rivers. A movie called “Iris,” which reflected on her life, was released in 2015.

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