Sunday, November 01, 2009
Cankle challenged, Barbie
Christian Labouring was commissioned to design three new Barbies to celebrate the doll’s 50th anniversary. When the French shoe designer raised concerns about the birthday girl’s “cankles,” he sparked an international controversy. Louboutin decided to slim down the plastic icon and give her thinner legs much to the chagrin of her fans. In addition to designing the dolls he has produced a hot-pink, human-sized Barbie shoe.