If you’re angling for a stylish mythical creature to wear all over your outfits, mermaids are out and unicorns are in. That is, according to Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie, who wore a giant, glittery beast to her film’s premiere August 1.
The mesh-and-sparkle gown, designed by Alexander McQueen, was the pick of stylist Kate Young, whose work you’ve definitely seen on stars like Selena Gomez and Natalie Portman. When it comes to this dress, the term statement piece has never been more accurate.
Robbie won’t just hang this baby in the back of her closet, wondering how best to wear it with a casual pair of boyfriend jeans for brunch.
But, isn’t that part of the joy of premiere night? Suicide Squad and, of course, Robbie’s character Harley Quinn are about loud, brash energy. Why not wear the damn unicorn dress?
It reminds me a little of those iron-on patches we all used to wear on sweaters in the ’90s. It’s a little Cher, a little mom-chic. I used to have a very similar (albeit not designer) sweatshirt with a cat that had a real-life bell around its neck, which is pretty much the coolest thing you can own as a 6-year-old.
On top of Robbie’s stand-out gown (better than any mermaid crown, in my estimation), hair stylist Renato Campora pulled the celeb’s platinum hair into a loose bun cuff style that says I’m here to party, not to stick bobby pins back into my scalp all night. My kind of aesthetic.
Finally, Robbie’s vampy lip came courtesy of makeup artist Patti DuBroff, who showed off a choice of five similar shades on her Instagram. She captioned the photo, “Decisions Decisions.”
Harley Quinn wasn’t the only character who ruled the red carpet, either. Jared Leto, fresh off his stint as the Joker, showed up in 1970s-style coat embroidered with a lion, while co-star Cara Delevingne showed off 1920s glamour waves and sparkly eyeshadow.
If the “Suicide Squad” movie is anywhere as memorable as its red carpet, we’re all in for a treat.