It wasn’t just those who are involved with Barbie at the Hollywood premiere last night – in Gal Gadot’s case it was also someone who was almost Barbie. According to Margot Robbie, she and Greta Gerwig had Gal in mind as their first choice. 


As she told Vogue

“Gal Gadot is Barbie energy. Because Gal Gadot is so impossibly beautiful, but you don’t hate her for being that beautiful, because she’s so genuinely sincere, and she’s so enthusiastically kind, that it’s almost dorky. It’s like right before being a dork.” 

That is such a great description of Barbie, it actually says more about Margot – that she understands the character so thoroughly and how to play her. 

The Barbie shoot didn’t work for Gal though and so it ended up being Margot but Gal showed up to support the movie anyway…in one of the best looks we’ve ever seen on her. 

This leather dress is JW Anderson, it’s high fashion, it’s beautifully constructed, and it definitely has the Barbie whimsy with the flouncy skirt that’s meant to look like ruffles. And I love the colour choice, not only because that brown is just so buttery and luxe but because, well, she’s not Barbie, so she’s not there to try and pull focus – she’s there to respect the project, show her support for the artists, look great but not necessarily become the conversation.