With the Barbie movie promo in full swing, Margot Robbie has been serving inspired fashion moments everywhere, just like the iconic toy. David Ho checks out the looks and the references behind them
In Australia, Margot Robbie wears a custom Hervé Léger dress. We’ve seen her sport a swimsuit with similar black and white stripes in the first Space Odyssey referencing the trailer for the film.
The looks are inspired by the swimsuit worn by the very first Barbie made in 1959. Though there have been several waves of reproduction, the 1959 original is now the rarest and most sought after doll for collectors. Drag queen Trixie Mattel acquired one recently and showed it off in an unboxing video.
While Down Under, Robbie also shimmered in this pink Versace dress at the Barbie Celebration Party at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The dress is from a 1994 collection that Claudia Schiffer has worn before.
It’s likely a reference to the Barbie Fashionistas Glam Doll Pink Dress Swappin Styles from 2010. It’s giving us Paris Hilton’s Barbie look on the 2022 runway for Versace too.
In Mexico, Margot Robbie sports crimped hair and a psychedelic Emilio Pucci outfit with pink Manolo Blahnik heels.
The inspiration for it is the Totally Hair Barbie, the best selling Barbie of all time. It was released in 1992 and 10 million units were sold.
Another look Robbie rocked in Mexico with her Ken (Ryan Gosling). She wore Balmain for this.
The outfit is a reference to Earring Magic Barbie. Fun fact: The Ken doll from the Earring Magic series is the best selling Ken doll ever. It seems the looks in Mexico took its cues from the best sellers.