Skip to main content

Margot Robbie’s Toxic Relationship with Chanel

by Josie Sharp

Is Margot Robbie stuck in a Love Triangle with Chanel and Bottega Venetta?

Margot Robbie, star of hit movies from Suicide Squad to I, Tonya and even the upcoming Barbie, has been an ambassador for the classic fashion house ‘Chanel’ since 2018. 

This partnership started out strong, with her wearing a gorgeous couture cream gown, with silver embellishments, and even her diamond earrings are said to have been catered to Margot Robbie’s ‘personal taste.’

Since then, however, it seems that Robbie has become less well-styled with the looks Chanel put her in for red carpets and premieres. Her fans have commented that in the past year, her Chanel looks have been disappointing - and that the star herself even appears to be disappointed in the looks as well.

In November of last year, she wore an emerald green Bottega Veneta gown to the Governor Awards, making the public believe that her relationship with the French fashion house was over and that she was finally ‘freed’ from wearing looks that no longer reflected her personal style.

Getty Images

Since, Robbie has continued to wear more Bottega Veneta but is unfortunately also still linked to Chanel - most notably wearing a custom blush gown to the Golden Globes in January. 

After so many gorgeous looks featuring Bottega Veneta, despite the Golden Globes being a momentous occasion, the Chanel dress was heavily considered a disappointing appearance by the star. Through no fault of her own, Chanel’s instance on using custom looks rather than committing to the rising trend of cult vintage has let down long-term fans of both the actress and the fashion house. Are big names like Chanel still not hearing our call for sustainability and obsession with giving new life to archive items?

Robbie’s chantilly lace and silk tulle red-carpet look involved over 750 hours of work to be custom-made for the Babylon star. However, disappointed, the look was still nothing new - having been heavily inspired by a piece that featured in Chanel’s AW2 Haute Couture collection. 

The original being designed by creative director Virginie Viard makes this choice even more frustrating. With a background in costume design, Viard's first work in the industry was as a costume production as assistant to Dominique Borg and she even designed the costumes for the 1993 film, Three Colors: Bluestarring Juliette Binoche. Therefore, her creative image could have been a perfect fit rather than a new custom look - especially for a red carpet where Robbie was nominated for a role in a Hollywood-focused film.

Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

A look which did wow? The vintage 1990s Versace gown Robbie wore to her Babylon premiere in Sydney. The gorgeous gown was complimented with personalised red lace that finally allowed the star to show a bit of her own personal style.

Is an era of long-standing fashion partnerships with actors/actresses over? With Louis Vuittons latest moves, it seems not.

The trend of using vintage pieces rather than new custom gowns may affect how fashion houses conduct their business with stars, which could be necessary for the classic brands to continue being successful. 

It seems that for Margot Robbie, it's still a waiting game for the long-overdue conclusion of her ambassadorship.

Most Popular

‘Make Tattooing Safe Again’: Sheffield Based Tattoo Artist Exposed for Indecent Behaviour

 by Emily Fletcher TW: SA, Animal Abuse, Transphobia Photo Credit: @ meiko_akiz uki Recently, an  Instagram account  has been created to provide a  ‘space to safely give a voice to those who want to speak out about the behaviour of one, Sheffield based tattoo artist’. A  total of 40+ posts have been made by the above social media account regarding  one of Sheffield's most popular tattoo artists .  Thankfully, all posts are prefaced with a Content Warning prior to sharing screenshots of the messages that have been sent anonymously to the page. The majority of Content Warnings refer to sexual behaviour, abuse, and sexual assault. It is clear that there is a reoccurring theme within each submission, as many clients appear to have had the same experiences with the tattoo artist. Women, mostly, are being made to feel uncomfortable while being tattooed. One of the most vulnerable positions anyone can be in, tattoo artists should make their clients feel comfortable and safe during the pro

Now What? The Aftermath of the 'Manic Pixie Dream Girl'

by Susan Moore Here is a bit about me: I am an open, excitable, creative AFAB who is also moderately attractive. I have a unique sense of personal style and a personality that on the surface can only be described as “bubbly” and “quirky”. For this reason, dating is a nightmare. To be sure, I do not have a hard time finding dates or potential suitors. The problems arise when said dates spend some time with me and decide that I am a rare specimen, and the connection they feel with me is “unlike anything they have felt before”. Then, things go one of two ways.  Either a) they decide I am too high maintenance and no longer palatable, or  b) they choose to never look further than the surface and are content to date the idea of me rather than the real me. There is something rather interesting, perhaps funny, about my situation. It is in no way unique. I have met so many people who constantly dealt with the same problem. Even funnier still, is the fact that there is a trope that simultaneousl

Eurydice’s Last Words

by Kate Bradley I do not want to return To sit in the stalls, Of an empty black box Strewn with petals Leave the ghost light on, Let it shine like a call home, But I will not come back To turn it off alone. I learn this as we walk Our ever so solemn path Our thudding funeral march, You think we’re going back. As I trace my old steps, I fear of the day When the symphony swells, And I land my gaze On you, yet you will be Enraptured by the sound, If you did twist To turn around, You would not see me. So I am not sorry, I speak out into the empty air And I am not sorry. “Turn Around.” You do, you look You think  I fall But I run on, Arms wide open To fall in love With it all “Perhaps she was the one who said, ‘Turn around.” On the X45 bus, back from the Tyneside Cinema, I wrote a poem entitled “Eurydice’s Final Words”, after having seen “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”.  That poem was terrible, so I wrote a new one, as my response to the beautifully poignant film.  In one scene, Héloïse, an 18