Just when we all thought her Barbie Era was behind her, Margot Robbie surprised us all at the 2023 Gotham Awards in yet another doll-like look.
The actor, who was being honored for Barbie alongside writer-director Greta Gerwig, mimicked “Black Magic” Barbie, a doll produced between 1964 and 1965, and allegedly inspired by Barbie creator Ruth Handler’s own favorite outfit. Robbie’s stylist Andrew Mukamal once again delivered a fabulous ode to Barbie. Robbie’s custom Prada look featured a black strapless satin dress that fell below the knee, paired with a sheer black cape with black ribbon detailing, knotted at the nape of her neck in a large bow.
Like “Black Magic” Barbie, the actor and producer accessorized with peep-toe pumps—though we doubt the doll’s are Manolo Blahnik—black leather gloves, and a metallic gold baguette bag. And never one to miss a single detail, Mukamal put Robbie in a pair of large pearl earrings from Assael, something reminiscent of the earrings children pop into the pre-drilled holes in their dolls’ earlobes.
This isn’t the first time that Mukamal has whipped up a method dressing look for Robbie. For the Barbie film’s Seoul premiere, she wore a look inspired by the 1985 “Day to Night” Barbie, an outfit change with a pink skirt suit (complete with a bejeweled brick of a cell phone) and a sparkly bustier with a voluminous, hot pink skirt from Versace. And for the film’s London premiere, she replicated “Enchanted Evening” Barbie in Vivienne Westwood couture, wearing a floor length baby pink evening dress complete with a dramatic train and white fur stole.
While we aren’t sure what else is in store for Margot Robbie and Andrew Mukamal, the power duo has a long awards season ahead.