Margot Robbie wore a twee Alessandra Rich in NYC: hideous or hilarious?

Margot Robbie is in New York this week to promote her latest film, Amsterdam. Amsterdam was directed by David O. Russell, who has a long history of being rude, abusive and problematic (and his niece accused him of assaulting her). Considering Margot’s whole professional vibe, I’m really surprised that she signed on to work with Russell, but here we are.

Anyway, I mostly wanted to talk about her fashion. As I stared in horror at this hideous polka-dotted, twee-collared dress, I realized that I was looking at something that reminded me of Princess/Duchess Kate’s go-to style. I thought “I wonder if this is Alessandra Rich.” It is. While Rich arguably designs these monstrosities to be worn with a wink (how Margot is wearing it), it’s really crazy how this has become the default “look” of so much of mass-market women’s clothing these days. Puffy shoulders, weird collars and lapels, polka dots, ruffles, buttons, random pockets (with both buttons and ruffles). Why does everything look like this nowadays?

On Sunday, Margot also went to the New York premiere of Amsterdam. She wore Chanel to the premiere, and it’s one of the better Chanel dresses she’s worn. I like the simplicity of the top of the dress, and the tiered skirt is actually really pretty. It’s a very bridal look, but that’s fine.

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21 Responses to “Margot Robbie wore a twee Alessandra Rich in NYC: hideous or hilarious?”

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    That blue dress looks like a Kate Middleton special. What in the world. Both of those dresses are not cute and Margot is such a beauty. Terrible.

  2. Amy Bee says:

    Hideous. Alessandra Rich has terrible designs.

  3. karkopolo says:

    Yeah, I will never understand the Alessandra Rich dresses. I mean Kitty would never wear the neckline on this number, but it’s still horrible even with a slight edge. I don’t mind the Chanel, though.

  4. Saba says:

    Wow, she’s really embracing the 80s. Is that the next trend? Are we really going there?

  5. Sumodo1 says:

    Wearing ugly clothes for a laugh is like dating a guy nobody likes. All you hear is: you can do better.

  6. Lurker25 says:

    Everything looks like this nowadays bc women are getting more powerful and these clothes infantilize them. As I get older the more aware I am that cultural misogyny is deeply deeply entrenched. Women want equality, but the fear is that on a level playing field? Women will beat men every time.

    Look at the recent stats for childless single women. They are OUT EARNING men are a rapid clip. Single women with children, however, make so much less than *everyone* else. So what happens? Laws are changed so women who get pregnant, stay pregnant, no matter what.

    Gotta kneecap the dames and keep ’em in line!

    Same thing with these fugly fugly clothes. You can’t take a grown women who is your boss at work or applying for business loan or taking her rapist to court or any adult human activity at all seriously if she looks like she’s cosplaying Lolita.

    These clothes kneecap a woman’s ability to be seen as someone with authority, someone who should be respected, someone who knows what to do and how to do it, someone who can lead.

    Hard pass.
    /Cis het woman here btw. Adding so trans lesbian nonbinary people know they’re not shouldering this load alone.

  7. Kate says:

    I feel like maybe Margot just doesn’t have great style, I rarely care for her outfits. Not sure she is wearing the polka dot dress with a wink either, but who knows.

  8. Cecil says:

    Amanda Mull wrote a very interesting article on the Atlantic titled “Fashion has Abandoned Human Taste”, which discusses exactly why every item of clothing nowadays seems to have puff sleeves or weird collars, even at the consumer level (not just the celebs)!

  9. tamsin says:

    I don’t generally like peplum pockets, shiny buttons and lace, but I quite like this dress. It’s strike me as kind of fun. I can imagine Kate choosing this dress in a heartbeat. She’d have the neckline raised, of course, and thereby lose the whole point of the design. I don’t think think those white pumps work, though. Also losing the whole point of the design. A pair of buttoned booties with a Queen Anne heel would look fun!

    • Same says:

      My people! I don’t hate it either, I prefer the blue to the bleh bridal look — agree that the white pumps take it to 80’s mall stroll level . I actually can’t think of a single time stark white pumps are the choice. A bootie would be perfect and maybe a touch higher on the neckline to take it to a day dress.

  10. LeaTheFrench says:

    Why, oh why?

  11. Trish says:

    She’s very much into the cottagecore aesthetic. You can tell if you follow her street wear as well. I love Margot and think she could probably make a trash bag look good.

  12. Silver Charm says:

    Tbf Margot is a feminist when it benefits her. She was asked about working with Tarantino after his abusive stuff came out and she basically said, “am I having my cake and eating it too? Yeah.”

    So working with DOR *does* fit with her professional vibe. People just haven’t been noticing the hypocrisy til recent.

  13. Emmi says:

    There aren’t enough winks in the world. I thought the 70s are back (again) but now the 80s too? Hard pass.

    I‘m at an age where I have spending money and I don’t buy trendy clothes anymore. I know the shapes that suit me, I like a pop of color with classic navy, gray, or black. Love a nice fabric. But most importantly, I need to be able to wear the clothes for many years.

    This ain‘t it.

  14. Bella A A says:

    The Chanel is awful!

  15. Malificent says:

    Who knew there was a Sexy Sisterwife Halloween costume?