Fashion news: Louboutin Barbie, the power of Alexa Chung, and Halston to relaunch menswear

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Little girls will be asking for their own pair of Louboutins after playing dress-up with the limited edition ‘Dolly Forever’ doll. The collab doll between Barbie and Christian Louboutin includes four red-soled Louboutins, each with their own shoe box and bag. And the boots. Of course. [Net-a-Porter via Fashionista]

Diane von Furstenberg has released a compilation CD of her favourite female artists to celebrate International Women’s Day. She’s also designing 20 rooms at London’s Claridges hotel to be unveiled in June. [Fabsugar via Stylelist]

Maybe it’s just that we’re getting to the tail end of a long stretch of runway that is causing T Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi to question the point of fashion week. “The problem with international fashion weeks and their legitimacy is a larger one now that fashion moves so fast and is a full-on entertainment machine.” New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn has also wondered if the long-haul flights are really worth it when collections can be viewed online and shows are being streamed. [The Cut]

Halston keeps the steam train rolling: hot off the heels of SJP joining the team, the label has announced it will relaunch their menswear. Just like the women’s lines, the menswear offerings will consist of both Collection and Heritage lines.  [WWD]

EBay is cashing in on the fashion world’s crush on Alexa Chung: the site has experienced huge increases in products that Chung sports. Case in point: Alexa wore clogs to the Chanel show, eBay sales went up just under 200 percent on clogs. Alexa admitted that she owned 10 pairs of denim shorts, and sales spiked 277 percent on the site almost overnight.  [Vogue UK]

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