barbie margot robbie fashion trailer

The teaser trailer of ‘Barbie’ hints at a Barbiecore fashion feast with Margot Robbie as the iconic doll. Image: Warner Bros Pictures

Hello, Barbie…let’s go party! First movie teaser flashes outfit candy

Candy-coloured fashion flash: Margot Robbie goes Barbiecore in the teaser trailer of the ‘Barbie’ biopic…and then there’s Ken & Co!

barbie margot robbie fashion trailer

The teaser trailer of ‘Barbie’ hints at a Barbiecore fashion feast with Margot Robbie as the iconic doll. Image: Warner Bros Pictures

Step inside the mothership of 2022’s hot pink Barbiecore trend! The first trailer footage for Barbie, starring blonde bombshell actress Margot Robbie, was released on Friday 16 December and while the plot is still kept under tight wraps, fans were treated to a glimpse of some of the delightful fashion highlights.

Judging by the pre-release buzz, Barbie is sure to be a fantasy fashion dream come true when it hits theatres on 21 July 2023. Start stockpiling your hot pink now. Barbiecore will never die!

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‘Barbie’: 1950s swimsuit edition…

In the teaser trailer of the Greta Gerwig-directed movie, Robbie is seen donning a black-and-white one-piece bathing suit and white cat-eye sunglasses. According to US Magazine, the striking 50s-inspired swimsuit pays homage to Mattel’s very first Barbie doll, which was released in March 1959.

During an interview with British Vogue in August 2021, Robbie hinted that the role “comes with a lot of baggage” and “a lot of nostalgic connections.”

“But with that come[s] a lot of exciting ways to attack it,” she shared at the time. “People generally hear Barbie and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t.’”

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Watch: ‘Barbie’ teaser trailor

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Ryan Gosling the perfect Ken?

Ryan Gosling as Ken and Margot Robbie as Barbie. Image: Warner Bros Pictures

A bleached blonde Ryan Gosling appears in the trailer as Barbie’s plastic fantastic boyfriend, Ken.

Gosling, who is married to Eva Longoria, will be making his long-awaited return to the big screen since 2018 in Barbie. In an interview with Variety, the La La Land actor became…ermm…rather deep about his role.

“This has been coming my whole life… I felt like I was seeing myself. I felt seen. I think a lot of Kens will feel seen when they see this. Gotta do it for the Kens. Nobody plays with the Kens.”

He also hinted at the plot of the film while comparing his Barbie character to his role in Netflix’s The Gray Man.

“That Ken life is even harder than The Gray Man life, I think… Ken’s got no money, he’s got no job, he’s got no car, he’s got no house. He’s going through some stuff.”

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Star cast and costume design dazzle

Gerwig co-wrote the script for the film with Noah Baumbach. The star-studded cast includes the likes of Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa and America Ferrera.

The costume design of Barbie is courtesy of Jacqueline Durran. Issa Rae, star and creator of Insecure, appears as a thoroughly modern version of “President Barbie” with her hot-pink jumpsuit and sash. And Marvel star Simu Lu becomes a dancing Ken, donning a Bob Fosse-leaning all-black get-up with pink socks. 

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 Scroll below for the best fashion moments from the ‘Barbie’ teaser:

Margot Robbie dons a pink gingham dress and matching hair bow as she waved to her beachfront town. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures
Ryan Gosling gets into Ken mode. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures
Issa Rae for president! Image: Warner Bros. Pictures
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor Simu Lu busts a dance move showing off his pink socks! ed  Image: Warner Bros. Pictures
Margot Robbie the Disco Diva in a sparkling, silver jumpsuit. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

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