The legendary makeup artist is one of the brand's 'Role Model' dolls.
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Barbie Names Pat McGrath Newest Role Model
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In celebration of International Women's Day, Barbie is honoring female role models by unveiling one-of-a-kind life-like dolls. As the world's most influential makeup artist and founder of the eponymous iconic beauty brand Pat McGrath Labs, Dame Pat McGrath joins the brand's 2022 lineup of female founders, alongside luminaries including Shonda Rhimes, Ari Horie and Tijen Onaran.

Barbie Role Models is part of the Barbie Dream Gap Project, an ongoing global initiative that encourages girls and aims to give them the resources and support they need to continue to believe that they can be anything. "We know that children are inspired by what they see around them, which is why it's so important for young girls to see themselves reflected in role models who've daringly pushed past roadblocks and overcome the dream gap to become the brave women they are today," Lisa McKnight, SVP and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls said in a statement.

If there's anyone whose inspiration can help empower the next generation of female entrepreneurs, it's McGrath. In 2020, she became the first makeup artist to be awarded a Damehood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her services to fashion, beauty, and diversity. 

Barbie x Pat McGrath
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For more than 25 years, the makeup artist's creative vision and legendary entrepreneurial power has transformed both beauty and fashion on a global scale. Each season, she conceptualizes beauty looks for more than sixty ready-to-wear and couture shows for the world's most prestigious luxury brands and designers. And that's not all: she also creates looks for countless magazine covers and serves as the Beauty Editor-at-Large for British Vogue, all while formulating and perfecting her must-have collection of high-performance makeup products. 

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"It is an honor having a Barbie in my likeness and I would be so happy if it in any way inspires anyone to follow their dreams and believe that with hard work, creativity and perseverance, everything is possible," McGrath said in a statement.