Dua Lipa, Anne Hathaway, and 15 Other Stars Who Pulled Off Barbiecore in Valentino
When Zendaya walked into the Valentino show in an all-pink Valentino power suit during Paris Fashion Week, she set off a chain reaction, resulting in the mainstream adoption of the vibrant shade. Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli described it as "the color of love, community, energy and freedom." Her hot-pink, double-breasted blazer; plunging, buttonless blouse; and trousers embellished with 3D floral appliqués presented as the look du jour, announcing Valentino's Pink PP collection right before it debuted on the runway. Rife with head-to-toe fuchsia ensembles, including Zendaya's tailored uniform, the aesthetic was made even more dramatic with the addition of opera gloves and platform pumps.
Since that day, the catwalk-approved hue has given way to Barbiecore, which involves further embellishment and playful, kitschy accessories reminiscent of the doll. Other celebrities have joined the "Euphoria" star in touting the look, specifically in luxury fashion brand Valentino.
Most recently, Dua Lipa traded her signature concert catsuit for a dazzling Valentino creation, complete with a sequin bra top, mini skirt and opera gloves. Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway's sequined minidress at the brand's Haute Couture show doubled down on the popular aesthetic, as did Ariana DeBose's flower-appliqué minidress and Tommy Dorfman's sequined pants and sheer top at the same event. Meanwhile, Vanessa Hudgens and Lana Condor brought Barbiecore to the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, clad in a plunging minidress and a bandeau top paired with a jacket and high-waisted shorts, respectively. Outside of the red carpet, the fashion trend has kept its presence with stars like Dua Lipa, who rocked hot-pink separates for a night out in London.
Once considered intimidating or shocking, hot pink is currently one of summer's biggest color trends. No longer reserved for rarefied occasions, Barbie-inspired pieces can be combined with your current closet staples to create uniquely eye-catching looks.
Ahead, take some styling cues from the celebrities who pulled off the trend in Valentino.
Dua Lipa at the 2022 Sunny Hill Festival
Clad in a custom Valentino creation, Lipa delivered a memorable performance in a sequin bra top, miniskirt and opera gloves, finished with hot pink booties.
Zendaya in Valentino at Valentino's Fall 2022 Runway Show
Suited in head-to-toe pink, Zendaya mastered power dressing during Paris Fashion Week. Her double-breasted blazer, matching trousers with floral appliqués, and plunging, buttonless blouse delivered all the gravitas.
Lizzo in Valentino at "Lizzo's Watch Out For the Big Grrrls" Premiere
Nailing the Barbiecore theme, Lizzo delivered a polished look in a hot-pink skater dress, tights, and opera gloves for the premiere of her Amazon show, "Lizzo's Watch Out For the Big Grrrls."
Anne Hathaway in Valentino at Valentino's 2022 Haute Couture Show
The actress sparkled in a sequined turtleneck top flaring into a peplum hem yet held in place by a bustier bodice. Teamed with a bubble miniskirt and tall platform heels, it made an undeniably chic combo.
Lana Condor in Valentino at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Wearing a head-to-toe-pink bandeau top and structured jacket, high-waisted shorts with tights, and pointed-toe platforms, Condor was hard to miss at the event.
Tommy Dorfman in Valentino at Valentino's 2022 Haute Couture Show
Also in attendance at the acclaimed Couture show was the "13 Reasons Why" star, who kept the sequin theme going with baggy trousers. She embraced the sheer trend on top with a loose, see-through shirt and finished with hot-pink boots.
Vanessa Hudgens in Valentino at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Among the seven outfits Hudgens wore while hosting the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, this revealing minidress stood out. From the mutton sleeves to the flared hem, it had all the hallmarks of a playful and elegant summer look.
Simone Ashley in Valentino at the 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards
Pulling a look from Valentino's Pink PP catwalk, Ashley wowed in a flowing sheer cape tucked into matching trousers.
Saweetie in Valentino at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards
Saweetie was a vision of royal elegance in a three-piece ensemble, consisting of a bow-adorned bralette, opera-length gloves, and a full ballroom skirt.
Ariana DeBose in Valentino at Valentino's 2022 Haute Couture Show
DeBose opted for a floral minidress in an off-the-shoulder silhouette. The signature Valentino 3D flower appliqués added texture and amped up the dimension, while the platform heels provided structure.
Ashley Park in Valentino at Valentino's 2022 Haute Couture Show
A plunging, long-sleeved minidress and platform shoes ensured the "Emily in Paris" star made a head-turning entrance.
Drew Barrymore in Valentino at the 49th Daytime Emmy Awards
Barrymore made a stately appearance at the 2022 Daytime Emmy Awards in a custom pink Valentino cape and gown, accessorized with a turquoise necklace.
Nicola Peltz Beckham in Valentino at the 2022 Met Gala
Peltz Beckham's draped dress and plunging neckline conveyed an effortless sense of glamour, while the sheer sleeves added a dramatic touch.
Glenn Close in Valentino at the 2022 Met Gala
Close's hot-pink embroidered cape and gloves would make anyone take another look. The actor commanded attention on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.
Jenna Ortega in Valentino at the 2022 Met Gala
The "X" movie star stunned at the 2022 Met Gala in an embroidered tunic shirt sewn with floral appliqués and tights from Valentino's Pink PP collection.
Sebastian Stan in Valentino at the 2022 Met Gala
Looking cool and effortlessly stylish, Stan wore a fuchsia jacket over a matching shirt and finished with trousers and sneakers in the same bright shade.
Gillian Anderson in Valentino at "The First Lady"'s Showtime Premiere
Pulling a look from Valentino's Pink PP Collection, Anderson mastered Barbiecore in a two-piece set consisting of a strapless top and tailored trousers.