Margot Robbie has left fans around the world in awe with her flawless Barbie-inspired ensembles for one of the most iconic movie promo trails to date.
Prior to the release of the Greta Gerwig-directed epic, Margot, 33, has jetted around the world for premieres, photocalls and press conferences, during which she has chosen to replicate the looks of some of history’s most legendary Barbies.
From the first ever doll’s iconic monochrome stripes in 1959, to the 1960s Enchanted Evening Barbie and later the 1985 Day To Night Barbie, she has left jaws dropping with the attention to detail on reiteration of the looks.
Margot, who tackled the leading role of Barbie, has been kept busy on a global press tour with other cast members including Ryan Gosling as Ken, and has made stops in countries such as Australia, South Korea, London, Mexico.
And while her co-stars have certainly been putting on a striking display, Margot has stolen the show with her now-iconic ensembles with the assistance of fashion expert and stylist Andrew Mukamal and his genius surrounding replicas and inspirations.
So which Barbies has Margot been replicating?
Massive: Margot Robbie has left fans around the world in awe with her flawless Barbie-inspired ensembles for one of the most iconic movie promo trails to date
ENCHANTED EVENING – 1960
At the movie’s London Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on Wednesday night, the leading actress chose to channel a 1960s Enchanted Evening figurine.
She wowed in a stunning pink satin gown from Vivienne Westwood with a white fur trim as she pose up a storm. The dress was cinched in with a corset-style top with a flower on her hip and featured a dramatic train.
Margot boosted her height with see-through heels and wore a pearl choker as well as long white gloves. The look was near-identical to the Barbie original with delicate details including a silk corsage at the hip and her sweeping updo.
In a perhaps nod to the season, the Westwood team opted to change the original faux fur of the Barbie into a gathered tulle bardot bolero.
The Enchanted Evening description on Barbie Wiki reads: ‘Barbie® doll looked unforgettable in this famous pale pink satin gown. The bodice had a fold-over hem at the top. The skirt was slim with a long, draping train at her left side…
‘At the waist there was a fabric rose or three sequins with three beads accent. A white rabbit fur stole with pink satin lining warmed Barbie® doll’s shoulders…
‘Accessories included long white tricot gloves, three row “pearl” choker with two “pearl” drops at closure, matching earrings with pearl drops, and clear open-toe pumps with gold glitter at the toe and heel.’
Incredible: Margot was of course the perfect Barbie as she stunned on the pink carpet at the London Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on Wednesday night
Inspiration: The doll is pictured which she recreated on the pink carpet
DAY TO NIGHT BARBIE – 1985
On the red carpet at the Barbie premiere in Seoul, South Korea, the actress wore a duo of ensembles styled by fashion expert and stylist Andrew.
The look was a nod to Barbie’s 1985 doubled-up look, which saw her transform from a Eighties-inspired power suit into a crystal-embellished ensemble by Versace.
The suit comprised a Versace fuchsia skirt suit with white detailing, while the look was complemented by an ascot tie, boater, matching Manolo Blahnik spectator pumps, and a Judith Leiber purse shaped like a cell phone from the time.
The evening look meanwhile outfit featured a figure-hugging bodice and frilled skirt. The look was inspired by the 1985 Day to Night edition of Barbie
The doll is described on on Barbie Wiki as: ‘Originally released in 1985, Day-to-Night™ Barbie® doll celebrates the women’s workplace revolution of that era…
‘She perfected the ultimate wardrobe transformation—wearing her famous soft pink power suit that transforms into a shirred skirt evening look…
‘Her first ever day to night ensemble. Accessories include a chic hat, briefcase, calculator, two pairs of shoes and purse.’
Wow! On the red carpet at the Barbie premiere in Seoul, South Korea, the actress recreated the classic 1985 Day to Night Barbie swaps from an office look to her night outfit
Stunning: Versace was the call of the day for the duo of ensembles
Her outfit featured a figure-hugging bodice and frilled skirt. The look was inspired by the 1985 Day to Night edition of Barbie
THE ORIGINAL – 1959
Next Margot wore a black-and-white bandage dress during a trip to her native Australia, reminiscent of the swimsuit worn by Barbie in 1959.
The custom made Herve Leger dress was designed to replicate the swimsuit.
The ensemble was brought together with white Jacques Marie Mage cat eye sunglasses with blue lenses, Spinelli Kilcollin hoop earrings, and a pair of black Manolo Blahnik peep toe heeled mules.
Barbie Wiki reads: ‘The Bubble Cut Barbie® dolls wore a black and white striped knit swimsuit with matching black open-toe shoes, optional white sunglasses, silver and pink wrist tag, and “pearl” earrings…
‘They had short, tight bubble cut hair styles, red lips, and many had oily complexions.’ Margot wore red lipstick in homage to the look.
Changes: Margot opted for a black-and-white outfit during a trip in Australia. It was reminiscent of the swimsuit worn by Barbie in 1959
Starring role: Barbie Wiki reads: ‘The Bubble Cut Barbie® dolls wore a black and white striped knit swimsuit with matching black open-toe shoes, optional white sunglasses, silver and pink wrist tag, and “pearl” earrings
Wow! Her showstopping ensembles have left fans thrilled
SOLO IN THE SPOTLIGHT BARBIE – 1960
For the LA premiere of the movie, Margot naturally pulled out all the stops.
Screaming glamour, she took on the look of 1960’s Solo In The Spotlight Barbie, complete with dramatic fishtail hemmed gown and gloves.
Andrew pulled in Schiaparelli to recreate the dress, with the finest details copied, down to those as nuanced as a red rose on the hem.
Margot accessorized with black opera gloves, black Manolo Blahnik peep toe mules,
Fashion Doll Guide lists the doll as: ‘Vintage Barbie Solo In The Spotlight was the definition of the siren look. With bare shoulders, tight fit, and nylon net flounce at the bottom, Barbie was dressed and ready to sing her heart out…
‘This dramatic ensemble has endured the test of time and is a Collector favorite.’
Twinning! For the LA premiere of the movie, Margot naturally pulled out all the stops as she took on the look of 1960’s Solo In The Spotlight Barbie, complete with dramatic fishtail hemmed gown and gloves
Incredible: She was showing off the flawless look from every angle
PINK AND FABULOUS BARBIE – 2015
For her first stop in Beverly Hills last week, the Oscar-nominated actress wore a modern Barbie look with a pink and white polka dot Valentino minidress from the fashion house’s Spring/Summer 1993 collection.
The look paired with a yellow Valentino Rockstud purse, white Manolo Blahnik pumps, and a set of Assael pearl earrings and matching bracelet.
The incredible look was inspired by the 2015 Pink & Fabulous Barbie doll.
She posed alongside a retro car in Barbie’s favourite shade for the photocall, in which she was preening and posing.
Margot next sported a pink and white polka dot Valentino minidress in Beverly Hills. The outfit was inspired by the 2015 Pink & Fabulous doll
Sizzling: The look paired with a yellow Valentino Rockstud purse, white Manolo Blahnik pumps, and a set of Assael pearl earrings and matching bracelet
SPARKLING PINK BARBIE – 1964
Again in Seoul, this time for a press conference, Margot went for a replica – opting for a take on 1964’s Sparkling Pink Barbie.
The Wolf Of Wall Street star wowed in a custom Moschino skirt suit covered in crystal embellishments with a matching hat and bag.
The look was a nod to the glitter encrusted suit worn by the original Sixties doll.
The doll is deemed a collectors’ item and is currently fetching over $250 on eBay, much like many of the toys from previous years.
Incredible: Again in Seoul, this time for a press conference, Margot went for a replica – opting for a take on 1964’s Sparkling Pink Barbie
Epic: The Wolf Of Wall Street star wowed in a custom Moschino skirt suit covered in crystal embellishments with a matching hat and bag
EARRING MAGIC BARBIE – 1992
Margot nailed yet another quintessentially pink Barbie look as she and Ryan Gosling attended the premiere of the film in Juárez, Mexico.
She fully immersed herself into the iconic doll character, rocking the exact same look of the Earring Magic Barbie toy, released circa 1991.
The blonde beauty accessorized her outfit with fabulous dangling silver earrings featuring hearts and stars, and a matching belt.
She finalized the look with matching pink pointed-toe heels and wore her blonde tresses parted on the side and styled in 90s waves.
The Earring Magic Barbie caused stirs in its time, due to the fact there were stirs over the Earring Magic Ken, who became something of a gay icon.
She’s a doll! Margot nailed yet another quintessentially pink Barbie look as she and Ryan Gosling attended the premiere of the film in Juárez, Mexico
She fully immersed herself into the iconic doll character, rocking the exact same look of the Earring Magic Barbie toy, released circa 1991
TOTALLY HAIR BARBIE – 1992
In Mexico, Margot’s take on Barbie was hurtled into the Nineties.
In a nod to the Totally Hair Barbie of 1992, Andrew opted for a Pucci mini dress and paired it with a pink Chanel purse, pink Manolo Blahnik pumps and Chanel earrings.
Her hair was styled into cascading curls although she did not go for the exact same look as the Barbie – which comprised tresses falling to the doll’s ankles.
Details of the doll are listed as: ‘Totally Hair Barbie was designed by Carol Spencer…
‘The doll debuted in 1992 with several versions available: standard blonde Barbie, a brunette Barbie (which was significant because it was the first time in 20 years that a brunette Barbie was produced), African American Barbie, Totally Hair Ken, Totally Hair Skipper, Totally Hair Courtney, and a Totally Hair Whitney…
‘The Barbie’s accessories included a Scrunchie, hair clips, hair tie, comb, DEP styling Hair gel, the dress, and her signature pink heels…
‘Fashion packs were also released alongside the dolls to redress. A Totally Hair Barbie Styling Head was released. The doll was marketed at the time as being the longest haired Barbie, until she was dethroned by Jewel Hair Mermaid Barbie in 1996’.
Seeing double! In a nod to the Totally Hair Barbie of 1992, Andrew opted for a Pucci mini dress and paired it with a pink Chanel purse, pink Manolo Blahnik pumps and Chanel earrings
Wow! Totally Hair came with a Scrunchie, hair clips, hair tie, comb, DEP styling Hair gel, the dress, and her signature pink heels
AND THE REST!
Not all of Margot’s looks were exact replicas, however she has ensured the sea of pink has been a nod to Barbie’s iconic favourite shade.
At the Vogue Australia’s Barbie celebration party at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the star dressed in a metal-mesh minidress from Versace’s fall 1994 collection, which featured a bustier bodice and a flirty skirt.
The dress was originally worn by Claudia Schiffer, who has been made into a doll herself by the Barbie brand this year.
Mattel honoured Claudia by releasing her first Barbie Signature Claudia Schiffer doll in 2023 – the Barbie Claudia Schiffer X Versace DTC Exclusive doll.
The Oscar-nominated actress appeared to sport a more preppy ensemble when at a fan event in Sydney as she wore a pink metallic skirt and a knitted jumper
Margot attended the Barbie Celebration Party at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 30, 2023 in Sydney, Australia, in a dress inspired by another Barbie look. She looked stunning in the glittering pink Versace dress
The movie itself has been in the making for some time and fans of both the cast and crew have to wait no longer to see the epic.
Greta, who is known for directing past films such as Little Women (2019) and Lady Bird (2017), not only took on the role as director of the upcoming fantasy comedy, but also co-wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach.
The Barbie movie not only stars Margot, Ryan, and Dua, but also America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, and Simu Liu. Various versions of both the Barbie and Ken dolls will be portrayed, with actress Helen Mirren narrating the film.
The premise of the movie, which has a budget of $100 million, follows Barbie and Ken as they travel to the real world in order to find the true meaning of happiness.
Filming began last year in 2022 at Warner Bros. Studios in England, while some exterior shots were notably filmed outdoors in Los Angeles, such as Venice.
Hitting US/UK theaters on July 21! The Asteroid City actress reportedly scored a $12.5M paycheck to produce and star in three-time Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig’s $100M-budget fantasy flick bringing the famous Mattel doll to life
Dynamic duo: Margot is joined in the movie by Ryan Gosling
Barbie: The critics first reactions
While the official review embargo for the Barbie movie will not be lifted until July 13, critics have been taking to social media to laud the film
Katcy Stephan, Variety’s social media editor, was among the first to post a reaction to the film on social media, stating it was nothing short of ‘perfection.
‘#Barbie is perfection. Greta Gerwig delivers a nuanced commentary on what it means to be a woman in a whimsical, wonderful and laugh-out-loud funny romp,’ Stephan begins.
‘The entire cast shines, especially Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in roles they were clearly born to play,’ she adds.
ScreenRant’s Joseph Deckelmeier tweeted, ‘#Barbie caught me off guard & I mean that in the best way possible.’
‘It’s funny, bombastic, & very smart. Greta Gerwig aims for the fences & hits a home-run. Margot Robbie’s performance is great & @RyanGosling & @SimuLiu are pure entertainment! The whole cast is brilliant!; he added.
Collider’s Perri Nemiroff did enjoy the film as well, though she thought it was lacking in some important areas.
‘I have seen #Barbie! The craftsmanship is incredible. In particular the costume & production design includes next-level work that heavily contributes to creating the feeling that these truly are Barbies, their dream houses, and their worlds come to life,’ she began.
‘As for the story, that’s where I’m a bit more mixed. I think the film serves Margot Robbie’s Barbie and her journey especially well, but there are other characters experiencing important arcs that needed more screen time to really dig into and explore to the fullest,’ she added.
Nemiroff continued in another tweet, ‘Overall, #Barbie isn’t the home run I was hoping for, or that I think it needs to be given the topics it’s tackling, but it’s still a well made, bold film with a VERY strong voice and vision, one that often made me think, HOW does this movie exist? And that right there is almost always a quality in a film that will win me over.’
ComicBook.com’s Jamie Jirak tweeted, ‘I can’t officially quit Twitter before telling you all that #Barbie is currently my favorite film of the year.’
She continued: ‘Greta Gerwig somehow exceeded my expectations. She tackles the positives and negatives of Barbie so beautifully. Give Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination, I’m dead serious!’
Pay or Wait’s Sharonda Williams agreed with Nemiroff’s take on the story, though she also largely enjoyed it.
‘#BarbieTheMovie is witty, heartfelt, and downright fun at times. Ryan Gosling is a scene stealer delivering most of the laughs while Margot Robbie’s heartfelt performance will tug at your heartstrings. While I enjoyed most of the film the screenplay feels bloated at times,’ she tweeted.
Williams added in another tweet that the screenplay is, ‘teetering between the camp #Barbie movie we expected to a sometimes too on the nose social commentary of society that takes away from important subplots & character development. The production and costume design is stunning but overall I left wanting a bit more from the film.’
Carla Renata added, ‘I saw #BarbieTheMovie and Greta Gerwig left me all in my feelings as did the production design, costumes, Hair and makeup! I was living for the dance numbers led by Simu Liu ! It’s overblown fun with a feminist twist.’
Ty Cole tweeted, ‘#BarbieMovie/#BarbieTheMovie is everything you wouldn’t expect from the series. It peels the layers off the superficial doll we all grew up with while showing how Ken is more than an asset and is figuring his identity out.’
He added, ‘A lot of us strive to be ‘perfect’ like Barbie, but the film will show you don’t always have to be so perfect, because even in a ‘perfect world,’ we still have flaws and that’s okay. It’s for teens and an adult crowd who grew up with the franchise. #BarbieTheMovie/#BarbieMovie.’