Margot Robbie Says ‘Clueless’ Wardrobe Helped Inspire ‘Barbie’ Fashion – The Hollywood Reporter
One of Barbie’s most important things is her fashion and director Greta Gerwig made sure that was expressed in her next film.
Architectural brief recently behind the scenes of the Barbie ready to learn how the world was brought to life, and one of the defining features was the fashion doll’s infamous closet.
Gerwig told the magazine that as a child she remembered “standing in Toys “R” Us, looking at Barbies with the plastic sheet [over the box] and everything, and you wanted to take it off and take everything apart and touch everything.”
That plastic wrap inspired the design behind Barbie’s closet in the movie, which included glass doors that open to a “magic wardrobe” with items perfectly positioned along the wall.
Robbie said they were all “delighted” with the design of the closet and the clothes inside. She said, “We were saying the wardrobe was in No senselike, the bar was set so high, and we’d really like to do something as cool as that.”
The actress also teased what audiences can expect when Barbie changes her outfit in the film. “Every day, her suit is already magically here in her wardrobe,” explained Robbie. “She opens the doors, all she has to do is look at it, give it a spin, and then it’s on her body and she walks off, and her outfit for the next day is sitting in the wardrobe behind her.”
The film’s production designer Sarah Greenwood recently opened up A.D about how they put together the iconic pink set design and said that as a result of their construction, there was an international shortage of the fluorescent version of Rosco paint. She said, “The world… ran out of pink.”
Barbie is set to hit theaters July 21.