Saturday, December 5, 2009

Barbie by Christian Louboutin

In what appears to be the most exciting Barbie collaboration so far, the latest Barbie collection designed by Christian Louboutin has hit Net-A-Porter earlier this week. I was drooling once I saw the golden studded sandals worn by Cat Burglar Barbie.

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.
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 and at, 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 (WWD).

The set comes with 4 gorgeous pairs for Barbie to switch around in. Being sold (ONLY) at $150, this limited edition Cat Burglar Barbie doll is already sold out online. The duo's book "My Year in Paris with Christian LeBoutin" reveals a super feminine and classic look designed for Miss Barbie by the Great Christian LeBoutin.