Hot topics close

The 'Barbie' Trailer Is Full of Fashion Easter Eggs

Barbiecore, anyone?

After months of anticipation, the first trailer for Greta Grewig’s Barbie film hit the internet on Friday, and it’s a technicolored visual treat. 

A little over one-minute long, the teaser clip opens with a playful homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. In it, Margot Robbie, who stars as the historic doll, stands as tall as a skyscraper on a sandy landscape amidst young girls playing with baby dolls. A bit of fashion history: Robbie wears the same shoulderless black-and-white striped bikini as the very first Barbie doll, released in 1959.

There are feverish glimpses at some of the other colorful costumes on display. Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken, wears a fringe leather vest paired with fingerless leather gloves. Perhaps it is an ode to the chaps-wearing Harley Davidson Ken. Either way, the shirtless look shows off the character’s iconic washboard abs. A beat later, Issa Rae, star and creator of Insecure, appears as a thoroughly modern version of “President Barbie” with her hot-pink jumpsuit and sash. And Marvel star Simu Lu becomes a dancing Ken, donning a Bob Fosse-leaning all-black get-up with pink socks. 

The campy costume design of Barbie, led by Jacqueline Durran, has already created plenty of conversation.When on-set photos of Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie donning colorful, 80s-flavored roller skating outfits leaked earlier this year, fans couldn’t get enough. Other conversation-sparking looks include Ken’s Canadian tuxedo and Barbie’s sparkly Western wear. Barbiecore, anyone?

If the swelling pre-release buzz is anything to go by, Barbie is sure to be a fashion gem when it hits theaters on July 21 next year. Start stockpiling your hot pink now. 

Watch the full teaser trailer for Barbie below: 


This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from.

Similar shots
News Archive
  • Gigi Wu
    Gigi Wu
    'Bikini hiker' social media star dies of suspected hypothermia
    22 Jan 2019
  • Althea Bernstein
    Althea Bernstein
    'They targeted her for the color of her skin': Madison woman suffers burns in attack
    26 Jun 2020
  • Groundhog Day 2023
    Groundhog Day 2023
    Groundhog Day 2023: Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?
    1 Feb 2023
  • Wayne Swinny
    Wayne Swinny
    Wayne Swinny Dead: Saliva Guitarist, 59, Suffered Hemorrhage on ...
    23 Mar 2023
  • SNDL stock
    SNDL stock
    Is Cash a Problem for Sundial Growers?
    10 Feb 2021
  • Stan Van Gundy
    Stan Van Gundy
    Pelicans part ways with Stan Van Gundy – Crescent City Sports
    17 Jun 2021
This week's most popular shots