Margot Robbie wore custom Balmain to the Critics Choice: pretty or too undone?

The Barbie team had a good night at the Golden Globes. While they didn’t pick up Best Director, Best Actress or Best Picture, they won Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design, Hair and Makeup, Best Comedy and Best Song, for Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken.” I wonder if it will be similar at the Oscars, with Barbie sweeping awards for costuming and design, while Oppenheimer picks up the bigger awards.

Margot Robbie seemingly skipped the Barbie cosplay for the Critics Choice and instead wore this custom Balmain. I’m not really into it, although I think it looks fine on her. Margot looks too undone for the dress, right? Her hair barely looks styled and she has the vibe of “I just threw this on.”

I’m also adding photos of Ryan Gosling – who seemed shocked with the “I’m Just Ken” win – and Greta Gerwig, who wore Molly Goddard. Also including pics of Billie Eilish (who was nominated in Best Song), wearing Thom Browne.

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  1. Hannah says:

    I noticed Ryan finally stopped putting fillers in his face that he had in the film and during the promo tour – was he advised to do it to look more like Ken or did the industry get to him?

    • Kirsten says:

      I don’t think he ever had anything done. He just was very tan/bronzed, had that severe haircut and bleach, and then was on a crazy physical regimen for the movie.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        Ryan cannot move anything on his face. my conclusion of why he’s always trying to act cool, funny/indifferent and jokingly unbothered is probably because that’s the best move for us not to notice he can’t move his face.

  2. seaflower says:

    ‘I like Margot’s look and undone hair. It takes away any severeness a slicked back look like Emily Blunt has, and echo’s the concept of running through a field of flowers like the top of the dress.

    • SarahCS says:

      Agree, sometimes you see people who look like they were running late and just didn’t bother. This looks like a much more considered choice and I think it works with the dress.

      • Teatime says:

        Margot looks just stunningly gorgeous and the dress is incredible. I would love to see how they made it. Re Hair, I dunno – I think it is nice here but could be more. The part where it did not work, imho, is when she was in motion on stage. By then, it really looked unkempt in an unflattering way. Here on the carpet it still looks pretty nice overall.

    • dlc says:

      I agree! I think Margo looks good. I enjoyed the Barbie cosplay but I think it’s played out, so I’m glad she went with another unBarbie style.

    • Embee says:

      I like her styling and you nailed the vibe! Of cuorse, Margot looks good in literally anything so…

  3. SarahCS says:

    Is ‘voluminous white fabric’ a current trend? I’ve just seen it on Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor and Keri Russell on another post in different forms and I can’t say I’m loving it on any of them. These ladies all deserve better!

    • Lady D says:

      I like that dress. I think it would be fun to wear for an evening. It’s a double winner in that it’s comfortable and designer. jmo

  4. Valentina says:

    Margot’s dress is channeling Radient Rose Barbie!

  5. Chaine says:

    I love Margo’s dress, looks absolutely stunning on her. Not sure about the hair, but also not sure what would have looked better with the hair as it’s tough to compete with the neckline of the dress! Greta took a fashion risk and unfortunately it’s not paid off, she looks grossly out of proportion. I wish Ryan brought Eva with him because I remember her having some interesting fashion, but she seems to have dropped off the face of the earth the last few years.

  6. Kirsten says:

    Margot’s dress is really lovely.

    • one of the marys says:

      This is closer to the edits I had in mind for Zawe Ashton’s red rose dress in her post

  7. Kate says:

    This is a cool way for Billie to stay within her style comfort zone but change things up a bit. I don’t know if I like it per se, but it suits her.

    • Normades says:

      Agree it is more form fitting than usual but it’s still quirky and covered up. I love the ultra long dress shirt and love this look in general.

  8. Zoid says:

    It must be because I’m out of touch with Gen Z fashion, but man do I always hate whatever Billie wears. So frumpy and listless.

    Margot looks amazing. I feel like I would dislike that dress, but she just has that style where she wears the dress, it doesn’t wear her, and almost always rocks everything.

  9. H says:

    Margot looks amazing. Greta looks awful. Yikes.

  10. Ameerah M says:

    I’m OBSESSED with Billie’s Thom Browne look. LOVE IT. As for Margot – I still think that when she’s not doing Barbie cosplay they struggle with what to put her in. And that seems to still be the case. There was nothing interesting about that dress. And the fact that it’s Balmain is even more puzzling to me. It looks like Balmain is cosplaying Oscar de la Renta.

  11. Normades says:

    I hate that they’re losing out in every major category at every awards show. I hope Ryan preforms I’m just Ken at the Oscars and they all go completely over the top glamorous for the ceremony.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Margot Robbie looks gorgeous. Her stylists have done her beauty justice. Her last stylists, I don’t know, maybe they didn’t like her or something? Everything I saw her wearing pre-Barbie was tragic.

  13. LeaTheFrench says:

    I’m dying to see Margot Robbie in something more contemporary and edgy. It’s not a bad dress or look, it’s just …nothing special, yet still dated somehow.

  14. blue says:

    Margo look great! Her hair styling is never “done” and I think that’s almost a signature for her. The dress is fab.
    Ivory/cream color is unflattering on Greta’s very pale skin & the tiered bubble dress is way too voluminous.

  15. Sass says:

    Margot looks MARVELOUS. Between her and Dua Lipa, I’m loving the red/sculptural floral elements.