It's not exactly on par with last July's "black" issue of Vogue Italia but it is interesting. This month's Italian Vogue includes a supplement issue that traces the lineage of Mattel's black Barbie dolls, from "Francie" (launched in 1967) and 1980's first official black "Barbie" named doll to current incarnations.
The Cut thinks this is a cleverly timed cross promotion for Mattel's new line of black "So In Style" dolls created by Stacey McBride-Irby.
I'm no collector but I do love looking at the dolls. The "So In Style" models are pretty cute even if they only seem to have one body type.
S: Youtube, Vogue UK, The Cut
ETA: More pics at Jezebel