The spectacular style transformation of Margot Robbie into a fashion icon.Tomorrow night, the most glamorous movie stars in the world will be in Hollywood for the Academy Awards.
With a global TV audience of one billion, it’s little wonder the competition to dress Oscar-nominated actresses is fierce.
This year, the star every top designer wants to land is Margot Robbie, who is up for an award for playing disgraced figure skating star Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.
Blonde, 27 years old and with a perfect size-eight figure, Robbie has, thanks to a team of stylists, become a fashion icon.
It wasn’t always that way. Here, Claudia Connell charts her astonishing transformation from frump to fashionista (with help from a £1.4million wardrobe).
1: May 3, 2009
Margot was 18 when she was cast as bisexual student Donna Freedman in Australian soap Neighbours.
Raised on a farm in Queensland, Margot admitted she was clueless about fashion. ‘Most of the time I wore shorts, a T-shirt and Converse trainers,’ she said.
A good two dress sizes heavier than now, she wore an orange-and-black mullet dress at the Logie Awards (Australia’s national TV bash) where she was nominated (but didn’t win) as Best Newcomer.
Local outfitter Rebecca Copping’s garish £200 dress was teamed with ugly black platforms (£50) and led to teenage Margot being named as one of the worst-dressed stars by the Herald Sun newspaper.
2: September 17, 2009
Seen here at the opening of an exhibition in Melbourne, Margot has to hold her own pop-up brolly and jacket (no celebrity gofers here). She’s not yet a dab hand at posing for the camera, and is sporting a rather goofy smile and a very creased off-the-rail £100 dress.
Margot looked as though she’d been swimming in a huge vat of fake tan when she attended the Logie Awards in 2010.
Far too old for the teenager, her sparkly white two-piece with bejewelled shoulder detail (£300) was made by Juli Grbac, a winner of the Project Runway Australia reality show, in which wannabe fashion designers compete. Juli now designs uniforms for airlines.
4: December 31, 2011
In 2011, Margot left Neighbours and moved to Hollywood, where she was quickly cast as an air hostess in TV drama Pan Am.
She was still dressing herself in chain store purchases, with a sprinkling of vintage and designer. When Margot attended reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas, though, she looked as though she’d forgotten to get dressed and was hitting the town in her nightie and bra, teamed with a battered pair of ankle boots (£80) from Dune and a Mulberry clutch (£595).
Margot’s dress (about £150) and the bangle (£50) were both most likely vintage.
5: January 12, 2014
A star is born! Following rave reviews for The Wolf Of Wall Street, Margot looked a full-blown movie queen when she attended the Golden Globes. She teamed up with stylist Cristina Ehrlich, whose other clients include Penelope Cruz, and wore a striking slashed-to-the- thigh white Gucci crepe gown (£15,000) embroidered with an array of sparkling crystal and emerald gemstones.
The look was completed with green satin heels (£695) by Christian Louboutin and matching snowflake design earrings (£7,000) and ring (£12,000) by Van Cleef & Arpels.
6: February 22, 2015
Her attendance at the Academy Awards that year is regarded by many as Margot’s first ‘wow’ moment on the red carpet. Her black chiffon dress with plunging neckline was by Saint Laurent (£14,000) but the most memorable thing about the outfit was the stunning £1.2million necklace. By jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels, it featured 150 diamonds and 300 sapphires and was based on a piece that had been owned by the Duchess of Windsor.