Chanel anounces costume collaboration on Barbie movie

Five silhouettes, accessories and hats created by the designer brand.
Showcasing the Chanel outfits worn for the Barbie movie. Copyright: Warner Bros

Chanel has collaborated on one of the summer’s most-anticipated film, Barbie, produced by and starring Oscar nominee Margot Robbie as the global icon. Directed and writen by Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig, the film reveals that to live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place… unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

For the film, Chanel created several costumes for Robbie’s character, as well as a ski suit for Ken’s character, embodied by Ryan Gosling.

Five silhouetes imagined by Virginie Viard can be seen on screen, along with quilted bags, including a heart-shaped one, and accessories (shield-eyewear from the Coco Neige collection, holographic cuffs and costume jewelry, hats from Maison Michel) made available by the designer brand.

Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran was given a selection of outfits in various shades of pink from the ready-to-wear range. The five featured silhouetes – three suits, a ski suit, and a dress – were chosen to highlight the Barbie character as she moves through her journey in the film.

The film is currently showing at Maltese cinemas. Meantime, for more trivia about the iconic doll check out our feature about weird Barbies.

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