In tribute to Barbie, Jeremy Scott will present Moschino’s archive collection inspired by Barbie and receive the Council’s Medal of Honor.  

Lebanese superstar, Maya Diab, who was named the first Fashion Icon last year during a digital celebration from Beirut, will present the Trophy to Kim Culmone, Mattel’s Senior Vice President of Global Barbie Design.   

Accepting the award on Barbie’s behalf Kim Culmone, Senior Vice President of Global Barbie Design, Mattel said: “Barbie has always been more than a toy, she is an international icon deeply connected to culture. With fashion being a critical component of our brand DNA, we are inspired by the fashion community, and at times, Barbie has even been a source of inspiration for the very same talented community. For Barbie to receive the prestigious Fashion Icon Award 2021 from the Arab Fashion Council is a true honor and I look forward to the privilege of witnessing the incredible talent showing during Arab Fashion Week.” 

The Fashion Icon is determined by a panel of over 500 industry members that vote anonymously through a period of 10 months each year. The recipient will receive the iconic FIA trophy designed by Jacob Abrian, AFC’s founder, representing a female figure with the wings triumphally spread overhead which is realized in Lebanon with over 100 hours of handcraft.   

The Gala will feature opera performance by the Jordanian American 13 years old soprano Emanne Beasha who is the winner of the fifth season of Arab Got Talent and finalist of the fourteenth season of America’s Got Talent and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.