Saturday, October 17, 2009
barbie + christian louboutin =
Mattel and Christian Louboutin are getting together to give the golden girl a fashion upgrade! He will serve as a yearlong godfather to Babs and is not only overhauling her fashion choices and actual bod, he's art directing her in well, basically, the editorial of her life!
"The project includes the Barbie-pink, red-soled Louboutin shoes that premiered in Barbie’s birthday runway show during New York Fashion Week in February, a Barbie doll and accessories collection customized by the designer and a diary filled with images of Louboutin and Barbie as they explore the cobbler’s favorite things. Louboutin knew there were certain changes he wanted to make to his three customized dolls, which are inspired by Nefertiti and Marilyn Monroe...She needed great shoes, a thinner ankle and, to me, as I’m obsessed with feet, a foot more curved,” the designer said."
The three dolls, packaged in Louboutin shoe boxes, each come with four pairs of Barbie-size Louboutin heels. In December, Mattel will unveil Louboutin’s jewel thief-themed Barbie; in February, it will add a safari-themed Barbie, and for May, Louboutin designed a Barbie that goes to the Cannes Film Festival. The $150 dolls will be sold through BarbieCollector.com and at Net-a-porter.com, which is Mattel’s exclusive partner for this project and will be selling dolls for the first time. In September, both sites also will offer a Christian Louboutin Barbie shoe collection of 12 pairs for $40 a set.
omg i dieeeee.