Does Barbie have cankles? Christian Louboutin thinks so.
Who is the last person you'd expect to have a fat day?
Alas, our favorite plastic pal has been called out for her chub -- more specifically, her cankles. Her biggankles. Her non-tapering legs. Her cosmic calves. Her chunky, funky feet.
Yes, this week, a spokesman for shoe designer Christian Louboutin told Women's Wear Daily that his client thought Barbie's ankles were "too fat." The next day, Louboutin himself backpedaled, telling the magazine, “Barbie’s foot has always been shaped less ‘curvy’ than the rest of her perfect body. 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."
Louboutin, famous for his sexy red-soled stilettos, will play "godfather" to Barbie over the next year for Mattel, designing her shoes and clothes and creating three customized dolls (with thinner ankles), the magazine reports.
We love -- no, covet -- Louboutin's expensive shoes. They're seriously pretty and engineered like a Boeing jet. But he needs to stop drinking the Haterade. Barbie already has proportions like a pair of grapes teetering on a grain of rice. If he shaves off her ankles, she'll surely snap in unnatural places.
Don't sweat it, Babs. Just curl up with a wine cooler and put on a free blood drive T-shirt and some nice comfy socks. That's what we do when we feel fat.
Deal Diva Stephanie
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