Every now and then a doll comes along that becomes "iconic". No one really understands how or why. If they did, they would be a very rich doll designer. There's just something about the doll that is immediately recognized as special. Something sets this doll apart from others.
There are only a few dolls to whom one can apply this term "iconic"- Poesie Sans Coleur Vanessa, A Fashionable Life, Optic Verve Agnes, Fine Jewel Eugenia, FNO Poppy, to name a few. They don't come along every year, but 2012 ushered in another.