Margot Robbie in Versace at the BABYLON Sydney Premiere

Posted on January 17, 2023

We interrupt all of this Critics Choice Awards coverage for a reminder that the business of red carpetry continues in other parts of the globe. For the near future, we think we’re probably going to lean forward in our seats a little every time Margot Robbie explores a brand other than Chanel, to which she was bound for far too long. For the Sydney Babylon premiere, she worked a classic Versace design with a modern addition that doesn’t particularly help matters.


This is a version of a Versace gown worn by Carla Bruni in 1995, with the addition of red lace at the slit and the hem. Oh, sorry. We forgot to add the words “HORRIBLY ill-advised” between “the” and “addition” in the previous sentence. We think any shade of lace would be a bad idea here, but red would have to be among the worst color choices for this addition. It’s way more tightly fitted than Bruni’s version, which was more of a slip dress in design. We don’t know what’s going on under the bust to make it so bumpy, but it’s clearly too snug on her. It’s kind of a shame, because this could’ve been a knockout of a look for her.


Style Credits:
Versace Silk Dress with Lace Detailing

Styled by Kate Young | Hair by Bryce Scarlett | Makeup by Pati Dubroff


[Photo Credit: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures, Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures]

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