Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Cat Burglar Barbie by Christian Louboutin: Product placement par excellent, but?

Barbie, plastic icon has been transformed into a fierce fashionista, complete with glossy auburn locks. The first of three limited edition models is dressed in a skin-tight leather-look catsuit, the French designer, Christian Louboutin has remodelled his Mattel Inc muse as a bad girl Cat Burglar. The doll comes with four pairs of mini red-soled shoes, which are exact teeny tiny replicas of real-life models. And, like any serious stylista, Barbie can house all of her shoes away safely when she's not wearing them, as each pair comes with it's own mini shoe box.
Cat Burglar Barbie by Christian Louboutin can be yours this Christmas from between £100 - 150. Definitely a collector’s item but what does it say about a society willing to expose children to sexualisation and all in the name of an idefatigable obsession with footwear?

I think I might prefer the thong wearing an Australian Girl.


Adelaide said...

Ok, cool idea. Love the mini boxes but why are they making Barbie a criminal. Can't she wear great shoes and be nice.

Pam Walter said...

No wonder so many young girls are in crisis.