Actress Margot Robbie is conducting a hectic international press tour for the Greta Gerwig-directed film “Barbie,” due out this month. However, the lines between the world of Barbieland and real life are blurring as Robbie draws inspiration from Barbie’s iconic looks for her red carpet appearances.
At the film’s London premiere, Robbie wore her most extravagant look yet: a tailored Vivienne Westwood gown inspired by the “Enchanted Evening” Barbie released in 1960 by Mattel. Earlier, at the world premiere in Los Angeles, she recreated the 1960s “Solo in the Spotlight” doll in a dazzling black Schiaparelli gown with a striking tulle hem.
Robbie and her stylist, Andrew Mukamal, have been fully committed to recreating some of Barbie’s iconic looks, which Mukamal has shared on Instagram. In one image, Robbie poses in a black and white striped Herve Leger dress resembling Barbie’s original 1959 beach jumpsuit. In another image, she appears at the Seoul premiere wearing two bright pink ensembles that became famous with 1985’s “Day to Night” Barbie: a knee-length suit and a shimmering tulle gown, both updated by Versace.
Robbie’s dedication to staying in tune with the Barbie persona on the red carpet has been dubbed “method dressing,” following in the recent footsteps of the spidery details Zendaya sported while promoting “Spiderman: No Way Home,” , Jenna Ortega’s gothic glamor for Wednesday,” and Halle Bailey’s dazzling mermaid gowns for “The Little Mermaid.”
This trendy tactic seems to be making a splash as excitement builds for the summer blockbuster. Images of his outfits have gone viral thanks to their nostalgic factor, while Mukamal has been praised for his creative and flattering interpretations.
Below are some highlights from Robbie’s wardrobe during the press tour, which will be updated throughout the tour. From stunning gowns to looks inspired by different Barbie eras, the actress is capturing the attention of fans and generating excitement for the film’s release.