Margot Robbie Ditches Pink with Her Modern Black Governors Awards Dress

Margot Robbie, the star of the hit movie Barbie, made a stunning appearance at the 14th annual Governors Awards on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. The actress, who is nominated for a Critics Choice Award for her role as the iconic doll, ditched her traditional Barbie-inspired red-carpet fashions and opted for a sleek modern black gown with cutouts.

Robbie’s dress was designed by Celine and featured a plunging neckline, several ab-baring cutouts and diamond embellishments. The gown hugged her curves and showed off her legs as she walked on the red carpet. She paired it with a pair of Fred Leighton 1950s diamond and platinum waterfall earrings and Kwiat jewels.

Robbie’s black dress contrasted with her blonde hair and makeup, which were kept simple and elegant. She wore a light smoky eye and pink-ish nude lips to complement her skin tone. She also wore Manolo Blahnik shoes to complete her look.

A Tribute to Barbie’s Fans

Robbie is not the only one who has been bringing some of Barbie’s most iconic looks to life on the red carpet since the movie’s premiere. Her stylist, Andrew Mukamal, has been recreating Barbie’s outfits from different decades, such as 1977 SuperStar Barbie, 1992 Earring Magic Barbie, Solo in the Spotlight Barbie from the ’60s and Brunette Bubble Cut Barbie from 1962.

Margot Robbie Ditches Pink with Her Modern Black Governors Awards Dress

At the film’s L.A. premiere in July, Robbie told PEOPLE that these nostalgic dresses are a nod to Barbie’s longtime fans. “We’re finding Barbie references from decades past and just doing it really for the big Barbie fans out there, people who are actually collecting those Barbies,” she said. “We’re hoping to get them excited. We’re pairing Barbie references with great designers.”

Her hairstylist, Bryce Scarlett, echoed the same sentiments in his conversation with PEOPLE, adding that they always strive to ensure “Margot’s modern glamour shines through.” “This press tour has been more creative and inspired than anything we’ve done before. Having such a clear and iconic template to build off of has been a dream,” Scarlett told PEOPLE in July.

A Night of Honoring Hollywood Legends

Robbie joined dozens of other celebrities in Hollywood who came to the Governors Awards to honor three of the industry’s greatest luminaries: Mel Brooks, Angela Bassett and editor Carol Littleton.

Mel Brooks received an honorary Oscar for his lifetime achievement in filmmaking. He is known for his comedy classics such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Angela Bassett received an honorary Oscar for her contributions to film and television. She is an acclaimed actress who has starred in films such as What’s Love Got to Do with It, Malcolm X and Black Panther.

Carol Littleton received an honorary Oscar for her editorial work at Variety magazine. She is one of the most influential editors in Hollywood who has shaped many careers over four decades.

The Governors Awards are presented annually by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Ovation Hollywood. They recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to cinema through their artistic achievements or technical skills.

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