The Charlotte Olympia Barbie Comes with Designer Footwear

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 2, 2017
References: thebarbiecollection & wwd
While clothing has always been the primary accessory for doll brands, Mattel is shifting its focus to footwear with its new Charlotte Olympia Barbie. Crafted by the famous shoe designer herself, the style-savvy doll comes with a wide range of accessories.

The Charlotte Olympia Barbie is a Barbie doll that features a number of accessories crafted by the famed shoemaker. Some of the standout pieces include the designer's iconic Kitty flats, Leaf sandals and Eve platform pumps. The doll also comes with other chic accessories such as the classic Perspex clutch and an adorable banana-shaped bag. There is even a miniature version of the brand's famous leopard mascot Bruce.

The collaboration between Mattel and the luxury British footwear brand demonstrates how doll makers are increasingly drawing inspiration from adult brands to bring a level of sophistication to popular children's toys.