Although Barbie has often been criticized in the past for being too thin and setting a bad example before young girls, Louboutin insists the doll has 'cankles', or fat ankles. The Telegraph quoted a Louboutin spokeswoman as telling Metro: "They're completely wild and even come with mini Louboutin boxes for the shoes." She added: "He found her ankles were too fat."
The makeover is being given as a part of the doll's 50th anniversary celebrations. The super popular Barbie has often been the subject of controversy - its manufacturer Mattel has previously raised eyebrows for making her too top-heavy, while studies shown her to be too lean.