Pat McGrath named Barbie model

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Today Barbie, the world’s most popular toy brand, announced Dame Pat McGrath as a Barbie model, alongside celebrities such as Shonda Rhimes, Ari Horie and Tijen Onaran, with a one-of-a-kind doll produced at his image.

Pat McGrath, the world’s most influential makeup artist and founder of eponymous iconic beauty brand PAT McGRATH LABS, has been named to the brand’s 2022 ‘Female Founders’ lineup, which includes business leaders and models whose inspiration will help shape the next generation of female entrepreneurs. His creative vision has made it a tour de force whose legendary and entrepreneurial strength has changed the beauty game globally for over 25 years.

McGrath was appointed Dame of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2020 for his services to the fashion and beauty industry and to diversity – the first makeup artist to receive such an honor. She also received the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Founder’s Awardthe ISabella Blow Award from the British Fashion Council (BFC), and recognition as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

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“It’s an honor to have a Barbie in my image and I would be very happy if it inspired someone to follow their dreams and to believe that with hard work, creativity and perseverance, anything is possible. .”

– Lady Pat McGrath

The Barbie brand strives to close the “Dream Gap”, which is when girls are most likely to develop self-limiting ideas, by honoring female role models. A recent study from NYU’s Cognitive Development Lab, which the brand has supported since 2018, indicated that from the age of eight, girls are more likely to face major obstacles to becoming leaders, such as fear of risk and gender stereotypes.

We know children are inspired by what they see around them, which is why it’s so important that young girls see themselves reflected in role models who have boldly broken through barriers and overcome the Dream Gap to become the brave women they are today. In anticipation of this International Women’s Day, we are proud to honor 12 global trailblazing women to help empower the next generation of women leaders by sharing their stories.

– Lisa McKnight, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls

Barbie Role Models is a method by which the company inspires girls, helping to achieve the goals of the Barbie Dream Gap Project, a global project that strives to provide girls with the resources and support they need to think they can do anything.

TOPICS: Barbie Makeup Pat McGrath

Rebecca R. Santistevan