Ever since the announcement of the iconic movie, Barbie, it’s been raining gorgeous pink ensembles and we can’t get enough of them. From London to the United States, South Africa, and Nigeria, the Barbie movie premiere has become the cultural and commercial phenomenon of the year.
As a fashion enthusiast, it tickled me to see stars across the continent bring their special sauce to the premiere. And with the flooding of the movie’s signature color on the pink carpet, it’s almost difficult to ascertain which country slayed better.
I’m guessing this is the same reason you’re on this post. Not to worry, I’ll let you make that decision after you’ve feasted your eyes on the many luxury designers stars wore during Barbie movie premiere across the continent.
The Star-studded Casts of the Movie
Greta Gerwig co-wrote Barbie with her longtime partner Noah Baumbach. The movie was released in theatres on July 21, 2023. It shows Mattel’s famous doll on a journey from Barbieland to the real world with star-filled casts such as Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Dua Lipa, and Emma Mackey.
The movie’s soundtrack also features different stars with tracks such as Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, Tame Impala, Ice Spice, Lizzo, and Haim.
One of the Barbie soundtracks that went viral is Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s spin on the famous Aqua Barbie track. With netizens and style icons using the sound to create Barbie-inspired videos, it won’t be wrong to say we’re all just living in a Barbie world.
Barbie Movie Premiere: How Stars Turned Up in the US
The premiere happened at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on July 9, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. So many stars were in attendance.
The cast of the Barbie movie didn’t come to play on the red carpet. The most noticeable feature of their stylish outfit was how they subtly recreated some Barbie doll costumes. Now that’s creativity at its peak. Here’s a look at what went down on the US pink carpet:
There you go for the US pink carpet. But we are not done yet, or are we? Let me show you how the Africans put their spin on the pink carpet.
Barbie Movie Premiere: How South African Stars Turned Up
We have to give it to these stars. They brought their A-game to the pink carpet. But as said earlier in this post, the decision on which country slayed better lies on you.
South African stars hopped on the trend. They put a gorgeous spin on each Barbie-themed outfit making a serious fashion statement with their styles. See for yourself:
What did you think? Did they understand the assignment enough to eat and leave no crumbs?
Barbie Movie Premiere: How Nigerian Stars Slayed the Pink Carpet
Nigerians were not left behind on the trend. They were on hand to turn up the heat on the pink carpet.
From the stylish Tacha to the Guinness World Record breaker Hilda Baci and Popular IG influencer Enioluwa, here’s a look at how Nigerians handled the pink atmosphere:
There you have it— a glimpse of all the chic outfits stars from different parts of the world wore to the Barbie film premiere. Now, tell us. Which country slayed best? Some say South Africans beat Nigerians hands-down. But since we can’t say for sure, let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.