Barbie Has Cankles


Or so says Christian Louboutin. The designer recently created three Louboutin Barbies for Mattel, and reportedly gave our favorite 11.5 inch SoCal native a leg makeover. A Louboutin spokeswoman, quoted in Women’s Wear Daily, explained the need to alter Barbie’s proportions: “He found her ankles were too fat.”

Mind you, this is the same socially sensitive Louboutin that, during a worldwide recession, introduced a $6,295 shoe named after Marie Antoinette, that timeless icon of royal excess in the midst of starving masses.

Here’s hoping Louboutin’s over-hyped luxury brand goes bankrupt in the recession and gets purchased by Wal-Mart. Red soles on aisle five. Fingers crossed.



Publish date: October 13, 2009 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/barbie-has-cankles/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT
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