The council's president, Steve Kolb, says Barbie has had a "wide influence on American fashion and culture." A human, presumably, will pick up the award at a June 3 ceremony. In addition to Steinem, Richards and Obama, other past honorees include Tom Ford, Janelle Monae and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Among Barbie's fashion collaborators: Oscar de la Renta and Jeremy Scott. Diane von Furstenberg, Bob Mackie and Vera Wang have made special Barbies.