In honor of International Woman’s Month and its 60th anniversary Yara Shahidi got her own Barbie doll! Celebrated with a pop-up shop in Soho, this doll is bringing major inclusivity to the dollhouse and we’re all for it! The crowd included, but was not limited to: Yara Shahidi, Grammy winner H.E.R., Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Cynthia Rowley, Candace Bushnell, Veronica Webb, Michael Imperioli, Tony winner Lena Hall and Fern Mallis, Muffie Potter Aston and Jamee Gregory.
Yara was one of 20 role models to receive a Barbie! Shahidi worked with Barbie to get the right skin complexion and hair texture.
“When I realized that not everyone got the same privileges of seeing themselves reflected in the most tangible and the most metaphoric senses, it became really important to me to see what I could do in sharing the resources I’ve had, that have made such an impact,” says Shahidi.