If you’re on the edge of your seat waiting to see Margot Robbie in the upcoming Barbie movie, maybe her pink look on the 2023 Golden Globes red carpet will hold you over until this summer when it premieres. Robbie has held a few nominations in the past, and this year the actress was in the running for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Nellie LeRoy in Babylon.
Robbie always seems to add Old Hollywood glamour to her red carpet looks—making her the perfect choice for Babylon—and tonight, the star stayed true to her signature in a pretty-in-pink mermaid look.
Perhaps it's the Barbiecore effect that's making pink a popular choice tonight, but Robbie is literally Barbie, so it's especially appropriate that she subtly channeled her role with a floor-length pale pink Chanel dress. The gown features a crossed halter neckline with a gem-encrusted starburst design in the center, along with chevron stripes from head to toe and plenty of beading. As for beauty, she paired the look with mushroom blonde hair styled in loose s-shaped curls, adding an effortless touch to an otherwise over-the-top dress.
For glam, she kept things "soft and diffused," according to celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff. "I wanted her to have the feeling of having the pink tones in her dress reflecting in her look," she explained in an interview with Chanel. A kiss of baby pink blush—Dubroff used Chanel's Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($47) in Ombre—on Robbie's cheekbones played into the pink shade of her dress. To get a multi-dimensional lip, the makeup artist also used two different shades of lipstick, layering Chanel's Rouge Matte Lip in Éternelle on top of the shade Intuitive. "It feels like the center is blossoming out with the rosier tone," says Dubroff. "It’s about using two shades that don’t necessarily seem to belong together to create a color that belongs."
Robbie is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, and she wouldn't have it any other way. “I grew up in a very loud, busy house, and so I feel safe and comfortable when there is chaos around me," Robbie shared with Vanity Fair. "I think it’s why I love movie sets.” She explained that she likes to channel her characters by understanding their childhoods, explaining that she "can justify anything they do later in life if [she] just [figures] that out."
With dedication like this, there's no wondering why she holds a nomination tonight.