Maybe Margot Robbie just needed a break from Barbie’s signature color. After all, she spent months surrounded by shades of pink while filming the forthcoming Barbie movie and probably saw visions of hot and pastel pink every time she closed her eyes, even after she left the Dreamhouse. That could be why she chose a decidedly un-Barbiecore manicure color for a recent premiere, ditching the fuschia, magenta and rose for a rich starlet red.
Robbie hit the red carpet for the premiere of her new movie, Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, looking like a mashup of ’50s Barbie and ’80s Barbie in a strapless black dress with a pleated white skirt and black pumps and an equally classic red manicure. Robbie’s nails are filed down into a short, slightly rounded square shape and painted a glossy, creamy true red — a big departure from Barbie’s go-to palette of cotton candy and neon pink, but something we could technically envision the more glamorous ’50s Barbie wearing with her iconic black and white striped swimsuit. The shorter length of Robbie’s nails made them feel fresh and modern, especially against the structural elements of her Schiaparelli dress.