Everyone has the Margot Robbie fever this summer. Radiant, talented and infectiously likeable, the Australian actress soared from humble upbringings on a farm to the glamorous world of Chanel ambassadorship and Vogue cover stardom. She made her first big break in Hollywood with the 2013 blockbuster Wolf of Wall Street, continuing to exceed expectations with leading roles in Suicide Squad and I, Tonya. She captured the limelight again with her portrayal of Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and is set to play the titular role in the live action Barbie. Beyond the silver-screen, Robbie has steadily honed her sartorial portfolio with the aid of stylist Kate Young. Robbie’s Aussie roots shine through in her love of floral frocks and metallic gowns, paired with an haute couture sensibility seen in high necklines and architectural shoulders.
2023 has proven itself to be a pivotal year in Robbie’s style history as it undergoes a metamorphosis, which continues to unfold as we speak. As we count down to the release of the long-awaited live-action Barbie film, Robbie has been busy eliciting our nostalgia with her (almost always) all-pink press tour looks, each being an emulation of what had been worn by the original Mattel doll over the years since its creation in 1959. Styled by Andrew Mukamal, Robbie — the epitome of a corporealised Barbie, has put us all in a chokehold with her spellbinding charm from the very moment she made an appearance on the red carpet at CinemaCon, Las Vegas in a matching pink gingham set by Prada paired with Barbie pink Louboutins. Donning a custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture black-sequinned bustier gown hemmed with a flared tulle, paired with black opera gloves, and a quad-layered diamond necklace by Lorraine Schwartz with matching studs – doubtlessly one of her most iconic looks yet – she makes a flawless replica of the 1994 “Solo in the Spotlight” doll at the live action’s Los Angeles Premiere. With every outfit she has showcased since the launch of the Barbie press tour, Robbie has single-handedly propelled the Barbiecore trend — fashion’s biggest obsession this summer.