That’s the obvious takeaway from the Australian star’s latest outing, at the Gotham Awards in New York City, where she mimicked the doll once again with her fashion and beauty choices.
Robbie, 33, donned an elegant outfit with throwback influences that seemed drawn heavily from the original Barbie’s wardrobe.
Robbie revealed that was indeed the case, telling People her black strapless dress and sheer cape with a bow at the neckline by Prada, was inspired by 1964 Barbie from the Black Magic Ensemble collection.
While she wouldn’t be drawn on her personal favourite Barbie, she did reveal a hint as to why she chose this particular look.
“I don’t know about my favorite,” Robbie said at the event. “But this look was Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbies, favorite Barbie look,” she reveals. “This is a Barbie from 1964 and Ruth Handler said it was her favorite.”
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While Robbie is not active herself on Instagram, her stylist Andrew Mukamal and makeup artist Pati Dubroff posted images of the actresses’ outfit, hair and makeup and the original doll the look is drawn from.
Her peaches and cream complexion was accented with a soft peach lipstick and blush from Chanel. She even styled her hair in a similar elegant high ponytail with flicked ends, leaving a side-swooped front section free.
Robbie clearly isn’t ready to say goodbye to the doll, who she played alongside Ryan Gosling’s Ken in the smash-hit film that follows Barbie as she works through an existential crisis in Barbieland. However she recently spoke on the chances of a sequel, telling the Associated Press earlier this month that they “put everything into this one.”
“We didn’t build it to be a trilogy or something,” Robbie said, adding, “Greta [director Greta Gerwig] put everything into this movie, so I can’t imagine what would be next.”
At the Gotham Awards Gerwig herself was equally noncommittal, saying at the moment she is ‘tapped out’ following the all-encompassing production that eventually raked in a staggering $1.44 billion worldwide.
“I mean, at the moment we are at zero,” Gerwig told Entertainment Tonight.
“But, I mean, life is long,” she added. “You never know.”