The much-anticipated Barbie movie premiere in Los Angeles was a star-studded event, but it was Dua Lipa’s daring fashion choice that stole the show. The pop star, who voices Mermaid Barbie in the film, arrived in a sparkling, sheer silver chainmail dress that left little to the imagination. The dress, which featured a square neckline and a floor-skimming hem, was layered over a matching crystal-covered thong, making a bold statement on the pink carpet.
Lipa’s ensemble was completed with a simple diamond choker, holographic silver heels, and silver drop earrings. Her beauty look was equally stunning, with a bubblegum-pink manicure and a rosy-pink lip complementing her brunette hair styled in blown-out waves with a middle part.
The “Don’t Start Now” singer’s daring outfit was a tribute to her on-screen character, Mermaid Barbie. The see-through dress trend, also known as ‘The Naked Dress’ trend, has been a popular choice among celebrities in recent years. Big-name brands from Valentino to Mugler have embraced this trend, with stars like Florence Pugh and Emily Ratajkowski making headlines with their own interpretations.
The Barbie premiere was not just about Dua Lipa. Other stars, including Margot Robbie, who plays the movie’s principal Barbie, also made impressive fashion statements. Robbie channeled an original Barbie from 1960, named the “Barbie Solo in the Spotlight,” in a custom, glittery black gown by Schiaparelli.
Ryan Gosling, who plays the movie’s principal Ken, looked dapper in a baby pink suit. His shirt was unbuttoned at the top, revealing a chain necklace with the letter E for his partner Eva Mendes in a Barbie font. Other cast members, including America Ferrera, Michael Cera, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, and director Greta Gerwig, also graced the event with their unique style statements.
The Barbie movie press tour has been a showcase of Barbie-inspired fashion, with the cast members saving their biggest fashion moments for the official world premiere. As the stars continue to embrace and redefine fashion trends, fans and fashion enthusiasts can look forward to more such iconic moments in the future.