The first Barbie doll to wear a hijab has been revealed, inspired by the first US athlete to wear the garment at the Olympics.
The doll – modelled on 31-year-old fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who competed at Rio in 2016 – is part of the 'Shero' line of Barbies that honours women who break boundaries. However it will not be on sale until next autumn.
Previous dolls in the line have included Selma director Ava Duvernay and gymnast Gabby Douglas.
But the doll based on Ms Muhammad is the first one to be designed with a headscarf in Barbie’s 58 years of existence.
She posed with the doll, manufactured by Barbie-makers Mattel, at Glamour’s Women of the Year Live Summit on Monday.
On Twitter, she thanked the company, saying it was a “childhood dream come true”: