Margot Robbie Slays Black Magic Barbie-Inspired Look in Custom Prada Dress at 2023 Gotham Awards

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Amid the dazzling constellation of Hollywood’s elite at the 2023 Gotham Independent Film Awards on a star-studded Monday night in New York City, luminaries such as Greta Gerwig, Michelle Williams, Penélope Cruz, Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, and Rachel McAdams gathered to celebrate the crème de la crème of American film and television.

The spotlight, however, was undeniably on Margot Robbie, who dazzled attendees with a nod to nostalgia in her Barbie-inspired look.

Margot Robbie channeling “Black Magic Ensemble” Barbie in a Prada creation at the 2023 Gotham Independent Film AwardsMargot Robbie channeling “Black Magic Ensemble” Barbie in a Prada creation at the 2023 Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City on November 27, 2023 (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)

Strutting down the red carpet at Cipriani Wall Street, the 33-year-old Australian actress and film producer channeled the essence of the iconic “Black Magic Ensemble” Barbie released in 1964.

Robbie’s ensemble, a masterpiece by Prada, featured a sleek ’60s-themed satin cocktail dress, its corset-style bodice and strapless silhouette paying homage to the fashion sensibilities of the era.

The showstopper? A sheer black cape, skillfully arranged and embellished with a velvet ribbon tie at the neckline, displayed a dramatic, vintage silhouette that flawlessly echoed the charm of the original doll’s signature accessory.

Margot Robbie’s Prada ensemble featured a satin cocktail dress with a corset-style bodice, a strapless silhouette, and a show-stopping sheer black cape with a velvet ribbon tie at the necklineMargot Robbie’s Prada ensemble featured a satin cocktail dress with a corset-style bodice, a strapless silhouette, and a show-stopping sheer black cape with a velvet ribbon tie at the neckline (Credit: Darla Khazei / INSTARimages)

This sartorial homage was more than a mere fashion statement; it was a tribute to Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie, who considered the 1964 Barbie her favorite.

Robbie revealed to PEOPLE at the event, “This look was Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbies, favorite Barbie look. This is a Barbie from 1964, and Ruth Handler said it was her favorite.”

The meticulous attention to detail extended beyond the gown. Styled by Andrew Mukamal, the Asteroid City star completed her ensemble with Prada unlined gloves, Assael’s white gold South Sea pearl clip earrings, and an angular metallic clutch.

Margot Robbie accessorized with Prada gloves, Assael’s white gold South Sea pearl clip earrings, a metallic clutch, and Manolo Blahnik Jadarona leather mulesMargot Robbie accessorized with Prada gloves, Assael’s white gold South Sea pearl clip earrings, a metallic clutch, and Manolo Blahnik Jadarona leather mules (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)

Robbie’s footwear, black peep-toe Manolo Blahnik Jadarona leather mules, paid homage to Barbie’s iconic heels, featuring stiletto mid-heels that added elegance to her stunning frame.

The Wolf of Wall Street actress embraced a doll-like allure, expanding her Barbie-inspired aesthetic to her beauty regimen. Bryce Scarlett, her hairstylist, crafted her signature golden blonde locks into a retro-inspired ponytail with a velvet headband.

Makeup artist Pati Dubroff opted for a minimalistic approach that accentuated Robbie’s natural features, featuring nude lipstick, subtle winged eyeliner, and bronzer for a sun-kissed glow.

Margot Robbie’s beauty look consisted of a nude lip, subtle winged eyeliner, bronzer for a sun-kissed glow, and a retro-inspired ponytail with a velvet headbandMargot Robbie’s beauty look consisted of a nude lip, subtle winged eyeliner, bronzer for a sun-kissed glow, and a retro-inspired ponytail with a velvet headband (Credit: Darla Khazei / INSTARimages)

Global Icon & Creator Tribute for Barbie

During the awards ceremony, the Barbie film received well-deserved accolades. Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig were honored with the Global Icon & Creator Tribute for their work on the film.

Meanwhile, Robbie’s co-star, Ryan Gosling, who portrayed Ken, was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Performance.

In a joint speech, the Saltburn actress reflected on their journey, stating, “Four years ago, I asked Greta to come and write Barbie with me.”

She added that Gerwig and her husband and co-writer, Noah Baumbach, “took an object — a doll with no character or story — and cooked up the most ridiculous, outrageous, bananas script in an attempt to conjure back what they loved about movies.”

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