October 16th, 2009 by Hotel Fashionland received Comments Off

Everyone’s favorite doll, Barbie, turned 50 this year, and by all accounts, she’s still got the body of a teenager. But one big name in fashion is calling Barbie’s physique into question. The man known for five-inch stilettos, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, is now reportedly taking on an 11 1/2-inch doll, saying that Barbie needs a little work, before she can get into a pair of his shoes. After suffering decades of ridicule for having the perfect body, in human dimensions 39-18-33 (bust-waist-hips), Barbie may have met her toughest critic in Louboutin. The stiletto king made news this week in Women’s Wear Daily when his spokesperson was quoted as saying that Louboutin found Barbie’s ankles to be “fat.”

Louboutin himself did damage contol today by stating to WWD that: “Barbie’s foot has always been shaped less ‘curvy’ than the rest of her perfect body,” he said. “I just added my little science to Barbie and I’ve been proud to serve her. But fat ankles she didn’t have, she just could have had thinner ankles. That’s all. “My God, what a story,” he said, reacting to the controversy. “I apologize to my goddaughter [Barbie]. There has been a bit of confusion there, but it’s just the proof that Barbie has real serious fans.” Only in Fashionland kids.

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