Barbie's Been Given A 21st Century Makeover... And The Results Might Surprise You

Barbie's Been Given A 21st Century Makeover... And The Results Might Surprise You

From septum rings and shaved hair to flat shoes, Mattel's iconic Barbie has seriously transformed since the doll we all knew as a little girl...

Barbie is certainly making headlines in the style stakes with her new image. Pat McGrath, internationally renowned makeup artist, has not only been backstage with her beauty brushes during Paris Fashion Week, she's also been busy giving Barbie an edgy, modern makeover - and we've got the pictures to prove it.

Gone are Barbie's usual pretty pinks, and in their place, bold blue eyes, dramatic feline flicks and glam, glittery jewels.

Flat shoes have always been a hot topic, and especially so, after the Cannes Film Festival banned flat shoes from the red carpet, many women responded with #showmeyourflats, a viral social media campaign that urged women to be proud of their heel-less shoes. Maybe Barbie was inspired by the outpouring of support for the humble flat and decided to change her ways, or maybe Ken was feeling a bit insecure about his taller girlfriend. Either way, we love how she's carried off the new look.

 

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As Marilyn Monroe once said, give a woman the right shoes and she can run the world.

 
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