This includes more matchy-matchy bubblegum pink outfits worn by Margot Robbie, in the title role, and Ryan Gosling’s Ken as they sit in a convertible on their way to the real world. Robbie dons her chicest vacation look (her beret, tailored dress and side braid are “Emily in Paris” meets Barbiecore) while Gosling goes full wife-guy in a “B” logo jacket.
“Did you bring your rollerblades?” Barbie asks.
“I literally go nowhere without them,” Ken replies, holding up a pair of highlighter-yellow skates seen in leaked photos last year.
The movie (distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, which is owned by CNN’s parent company) hits theaters in July, and the new trailer hints at Gerwig’s dedication to Barbie world-building and style — right from the opening shot of Barbie’s feet slipping out of her shoes but retaining their signature high arch.
Barbie is set to take on the structural limitations of her world — and her plastic body. Credit: From Warner Bros. Pictures
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Joining them is Issa Rae as a presidential Barbie, Dua Lipa as a mermaid Barbie and Kate McKinnon, who has the chopped hair, scrawled-on Makeup and intense eyes of a doll who’s seen one too many things.
The movie’s costumes have meanwhile sparked excitement since last June, when on-set photos of Robbie and Gosling — who were spotted wearing cowgirl and cowboy outfits and neon rollerblading ensembles, complete with knee pads and visors — set the internet alight.
Last summer, on-set images of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling rollerblading in Venice, Los Angeles, went viral. Credit: MEGA/GC Images/GC Images/Getty Images
“We look like we’re laughing and having fun, but we’re dying on the inside — dying,” Robbie told Jimmy Fallon after the images went viral. “I was like, ‘This is the most humiliating moment of my life.'”
Plot details remain tightly under wraps, but Robbie has said that “Barbie” won’t be anything like what viewers expect.
“We like the things that feel a little left of center,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2020. “Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,’ but our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted.'”