When Zendaya walked into the Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week in an all-pink Valentino power dress, she sparked a chain reaction, resulting in the mainstream’s bold shade being adopted. Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli described it as “the color of love, community, power and freedom”. her hot-pink, double-breasted blazer; Takeaway, buttonless shirt; And pants embellished with 3D florals are presented as the look du jour, announces Valentino’s Rose PP collection ahead of its catwalk debut. Zendaya’s head-to-toe fuchsia ensemble, including a tailored uniform, was made even more glamorous by the addition of opera gloves and platform pumps.
Since that day, the color accepted by the catwalk has given way to Barbiecore, which includes additional decoration and playful, kitty accessories reminiscent of the doll. Other celebrities joined the “Euphoria” star in rocking the look, especially at luxury fashion brand Valentino.
Most recently, Anne Hathaway’s sequined mini dress at the brand’s haute couture show doubled down on the celebrity aesthetic. Meanwhile, Vanessa Hudgens and Lana Condor brought the barbicore to the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, wearing a mini skirt and bandeau top with a jacket and high-waisted shorts, respectively. Off the red carpet, the fashion trend has been spotted by stars like Dua Lipa, who rocked a hot-pink separate for a night out in London.
Once thought of as scary or shocking, hot pink is currently one of summer’s biggest color trends. No longer reserved for certain occasions, Barbie-inspired pieces can be paired with your current wardrobe to create unique looks.
Ahead, take some style cues from celebrities who rocked the Valentino trend.