Margot Robbie as Barbie was an iconic part of 2023, and the actress committed to her fully. For her press tour for the world-famous movie, Robbie gave us looks after looks inspired by the dolls’ wardrobes. Shades of pinks flew all around, and the world was introduced to BarbieCore, all thanks to Margot Robbie’s commitment to the role, as well as the excellent work of her stylist Andrew Mukamal. The SAG-AFTRA strike may have put a pause on the press tour, but it’s back with a bang. And Robbie is as Barbie as ever before!
The Return to the Tour
For the first look post-hiatus, Robbie attended a special Q&A screening in all pink: a Sleeper’s feathered pajama suit, Manolo Blahnik heels, and a Bottega Veneta Bag.
Next up, the actress headed to a panel discussion at the Director’s Guild of America in a dress reminiscent of the Cherry Picnic Barbie from 2015, donning a cherry-covered shirt and denim. She even walked the red carpet for the 2023 Gotham Awards in a black ensemble, which is right off a 1964 Barbie’s wardrobe. All in all, it’s safe to say that Margot Robbie’s Barbie vibe is safe and sound even after the hiatus.
Other Iconic Outfits
While Robbie was on a break from BarbieCore, she decided to grace the world with a different look. Gone were the pinks and adorable accessories. Instead, Robbie stepped out in clothes that screamed edgy. The actress moved more towards the blacks and browns during her break, strutting the red carpet in distinctively chic outfits.
For the premiere of Saltburn, the proud producer donned a black Schiaparelli sheer corseted gown, a massive departure from her pink wardrobe. The actress continued to change the narrative with a brown Fendi couture gown she wore to the 2024 Variety Power of Women Event.
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