Charlotte Olympia creates Barbie doll and collection
British luxury shoe and accessories brand Charlotte Olympia has drawn inspiration from its signature feminine design aesthetic to create a Barbie doll and a Barbie-inspired capsule collection.
Inspired by old Hollywood glamour, the Barbie mirrors the 1959 original look and features an elegant two-piece leopard-print outfit paired with red pumps and the classic red Bogart leather handbag.
The set includes miniature Kitty flats, Eve platform sandals, the transparent Pandora clutch box, the Banana bag, the Web logo fascinator, gold spider web earrings, ivory cat-eye sunglasses and a Charlotte Olympia shoebox complete with dust bag.
Founder and Creative Director of Charlotte Olympia, Charlotte Olympia Dellal says: "This was a childhood dream come true to collaborate with Barbie! It was a fantastic opportunity to be able to design and create a Charlotte Olympia aesthetic for one of the most iconic figures in the world."
Launching on September 6 alongside the Barbie doll is a capsule collection of shoes and clutch bags, including a Barbie Girl style featuring pink Marabou feathers, a block heel and signature island platform, and a peep-toe mesh sandal decorated with pom-poms called Pomeline.
Meanwhile, retro sunglasses and pouty lips embellish a pair of Kitty flats, which boast of black and leopard print velvet uppers. This style is also available in smaller sizes for little girls.
The collection also includes two standout clutches, including Barbie Vanina, an all-pink leather clutch box with a gold and hand-painted enamel Barbie logo clasp and Barbie World, a blush clutch box with magnetic miniature accessories imagined from Barbie's dressing room.
"There is something playful about all of Charlotte Olympia Dellal's designs, which in addition to her being a talented designer, make for a perfect collaboration," said Robert Best, Senior Director at Barbie Design. "Flats never looked so good on Barbie."
The collection and Barbie doll will be available this September exclusively at Charlotte Olympia stores, on charlotteolympia.com, thebarbiecollection.com and on netaporter.com.
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