In honor of Black History Month, Barbie is getting a makeover from a notable Black stylist.
Announced via Instagram, Zerina Akers has curated several looks in conjunction with the brand to commemorate this heritage month. The post showcased a variance of melanated Barbie dolls rocking textured hairstyles and chic looks from sweatsuit sets to leather jackets.
In reflection of the collaboration, Akers shared, "Barbie was one of my earliest forms of representation. It was very important to see ourselves in the toys we played with. Whether I was making clothes for my Barbie dolls or styling their hair, I was able to practice different ways to explore creatively as it related to image, appearance, and lifestyle—and I still want my Barbie Corvette!"
Akers boasts a stellar roster of talent she has styled such as Megan Thee Stallion, Ava DuVernay and Beyoncé. She has been widely recognized for her work and started the platform Black Owned Everything in 2020 as a means to uplift Black-owned brands.