Sunday, October 18, 2009
My Year In Paris With Christian Louboutin
5o-year-old and still looking like a goddess, the magic of plastic (no pun inteneded)...Barbie is channeling parisian chic this time. Mattel, the maker of Barbie has partnered with shoe maestro, Christian Louboutin to provide Barbie with a makeover. The inspiration - Marilyn Monroe and Nefertiti.
According to WWD, the Barbie-Louboutin collection will consist of 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.
Louboutin, himself will be starring in a photo diary, titled "My Year in Paris With Christian Louboutin". The photo diary is slated to release in December.