Isn’t it, though? The designer did a fabulous job.
Her doll is especially significant because Zendaya was on the receiving end of bigoted criticism when she wore her hair ‘locked up’ on the red carpet at an awards show.
Mattel’s choice to commemorate the look not long afterward was most likely a calculated marketing move more than anything else, but it sent a strong message about embracing diversity.
That said, I find it interesting how many people seem to be focusing on Islam and its misogynistic attributes (which all Abrahamic religions have) as if that’s the topic at hand; never stopping to consider that commemorative dolls are designed to reflect the appearance of an actual living person.
Ibtihaj Muhammad infamously fences while wearing the hijab, so that’s how her doll is designed. The reason she wears it isn’t relevant to the topic at hand, IMO.