Margot Robbie, Oscars: Barbie actor’s best red carpet style | photos, Academy Awards 2024

Margot Robbie’s name has been on everyone’s lips this Hollywood awards season.

From the black metallic column gown she walked the Oscars red carpet in, to the burnt orange feather boa she wore to Chanel’s pre-Academy Awards dinner in Los Angeles, there has been one consistent theme – and this time, it’s not Barbiecore.

There was a time last year when everything the Australian star wore was somehow tied to the Mattel doll she famously played on the big screen in Barbie, a movie which made $US1.446 billion worldwide.

Of course, the genius press tour for the Oscar-nominated Greta Gerwig-directed film had Robbie in Barbie-esque outfits by Chanel (that Claudia Schiffer-inspired pink two-piece mini and tweed set), to Vivienne Westwood and Schiaparelli, taking Barbie from a plastic doll to real life fashion muse (much like the movie itself).

By the time Robbie attended the Oscars earlier this month, she was sporting a visibly less Barbie-like aesthetic – which was obvious, in particular, via her choice of makeup.

A Chanel ambassador, Robbie and her long-time collaborator, makeup artist Pati Dubroff, showed off an understated beauty aesthetic that marked a shift from Robbie’s doll-inspired era into a post Barbie world and perhaps, back to her true self.

So how did Robbie and Dubroff do it?

A hint may have come in the form of Robbie’s newest role in the Chanel campaign for its new Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche collection.

On set for the Chanel campaign, Robbie wore shade 00:00, a luminous matte “Sienna” red, inspired by the time of midnight.

“In my regular life, I keep my makeup pretty simple,” Robbie said.

“In real life, I probably use only five different things. Then [I’ll be] a little more adventurous when it’s a red carpet look. Play around with different colors and products.”

“Tonight, the makeup was really to compliment the burnt orange feather colours,” she added, of the disco-inspired aesthetic. “We’ve played with warm tones and a bit of a poppy lip.

“I’m a night owl, so I’m often up very late!”

Packaged in a white case trimmed with the house’s signature bold black lines, Rouge Allure Velvet Nuit Blanche collection was inspired by the night – and all its after-dark glamour.

“Night. That magical time when the city lights up and comes to life to the sound of heels clicking across the cobblestones,” reads the presser.

“At the heart of the evening excitement, ROUGE ALLURE VELVET sets the pace for a night without limits.”

Also without limits? Robbie and her stylist Andrew Mukamal – who oversaw her looks for the Barbie press tour – speaking to Vogue about their coffee-table book titled Barbie: The World Tour, which documents Robbie’s style as she promoted the film.

“I had the idea when I was in one of the [tour] fittings with Margot,” Mukamal told Vogue.

“I was collecting all these sketches and fabric swatches from designers, and I was like, ‘Wow, all of this would make the most beautiful coffee-table book.’”

Robbie added: “We still had a bunch of looks that didn’t get their moment”.

“We were like, ‘Oh, that’s so sad.’ But then Andrew found a way for them to have their moment.” That, and her makeup.

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