Never a Doll Moment

She’s the envy of women the world over with her narrow hips, perfect skin and hunky boyfriend. Every designer vies to dress her, and many of the them—Bob Mackie, Diane von Furstenberg, to name only two—already have. Yes, Barbie is one lucky gal.

Yet, as if she didn’t already have it all, today marks the launch of Barbie’s latest incarnation, courtesy of her newest paramour, Christian Louboutin. The footwear phenom has customized three versions of the doll with four mini pairs of shoes, including leopard skin boots and those metallic spiky sandals from Rodarte’s spring 2008 runway.

Plus, in what’s sure to become a camp classic, images of Barbie and Christian gallivanting in some of Louboutin’s favorite Paris hangouts, from the Tuileries to his boat (The Nile), are captured in a 2010 calendar. A steal (but please don’t) at £100, the calendars are available exclusively on

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