Mattel has teamed up with the shoe designer Louboutin for Barbie's 50th birthday. 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 designer created three Barbie dolls: a jewel thief-themed Barbie, which will release in December, a safari-themed Barbie for February, and a Barbie that goes to the Cannes Film Festival for May.
The $150 dolls will be sold through BarbieCollector.com and at Net-a-porter.com. Both sites will also offer a Christian Louboutin Barbie shoe collection of 12 pairs for $40 a set. The diary "My Year In Paris With Christian Louboutin", which comes with the jewel thief Barbie and is also sold separately for $40. Launching in December, it features photos of the doll shopping with Louboutin in his boutique, on a journey down the Nile, performing at the Moulin Rouge and in a cafe with a male doll that is decidedly not Ken. The diary with Barbie's editorials are stunning, don't you think?
More photos after the jump.
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