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New Black Barbies coming for Black History Month


Just in time for Black History Month, Shiona Turini — celebrity stylist and costume designer for “Queen & Slim — and the Instagram account “Barbie Style” revealed a new digital fashion campaign featuring diverse Barbie dolls, reports Oprah magazine.

2020 marks 40 years since the original Black Barbie debuted in 1980 and to mark the milestone, Mattel — the toy company behind Barbie — has released a new 40th Anniversary First Black Barbie doll. For Turini, who has dressed the likes of Beyoncé, Solange, Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, and more, this collaboration is kind of a big deal. “I grew up obsessed with @barbie,”the stylist to the stars wrote on Instagram, adding that Barbie, “was one of my first fashion icons.”

She added, “It was important for me to reflect on Barbie as an icon through the lens of Black culture during Black History Month.”