After months of great anticipation and breathtaking Barbiecore aesthetics, the live-action rendition of Barbie is finally here! Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film stars Margot Robbie as the iconic Mattel doll and Ryan Gosling as Barbie’s partner, Ken.


The movie is set to hit cinemas on July 21, just two days after its star-studded launch. Hosted by Warner Music, the movie premiere was hosted at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg. Boasting some of Mzansi’s best fashionistas, the event’s pink carpet was the epitome of Barbie’s favourite hue.


Check out some of our favourite looks from the Barbie-themed fashion affair.


Mbali Mkhize in La Jaqueta


Oozing Malibu Barbie vibes, digital creator Mbali Mkhize rocked a magenta-pink co-ord by  La Jaqueta. The top resembled a classic beach Barbie with a modern twist. Mbali accessorised her outfit with a tiny metallic silver bag. Expectedly, the style enthusiast opted for golden blonde hair, like a real Barbie would.


Mzukisi Mbane in Imprint


Fashion maestro Mzukisi Mbane illustrated style supremacy by adorning an ensemble from his brand, Imprint. Merging African prints with the class Hollywood portrayal of Barbie-related aesthetics, Mbane wore pink and lime-colored pants, a pastel pink poplin shirt as well as white sneakers. The fashion designer accessorised the outfit with a cowboy hat, as well as a bowtie.


Lethabo Shai in La Jaqueta


Lifestyle and fashion blogger Lethabo Shai stunned in a pink number by  La Jaqueta. Nostalgic of Barbie’s classic summer outfits, Lethabo accessories the pocketed mini dress with golden hardware earrings, as well as a pink bag.



Phupho Gumede in K Bubbles Designers


Going against the grain, Phupho Gumede envisioned the Barbie theme in an orange shirt, coupled with yellow shorts. The fashionista complemented the look with silver accessories, including a Cuban-link neck piece.


Pamela Mtanga in Wevu


If brown Barbie was real, she would definitely be Pamela Mtanga. Exuding elegance and grace, the media personality stunned in a glittery pink ensemble by Wevu SA.


Kim Jayde in Custom Haku


Fashion entrepreneur and media personality, Kim Jayde wowed in this season’s favourite fashion staple – leather. Giving us ultra-modern Barbie, the trendsetter adorned a custom pink leather mini dress with golden hardware by Haku.




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