Dua Lipa showed a little love for Versace and Barbie at the Barbie movie’s London premiere today. The singer stepped out in a sparkly pink printed gown from the fashion house. She had her hair styled into a high, straight ponytail and accessorized with a statement floral choker and earrings. Lipa sings on the Barbie soundtrack and is plays Mermaid Barbie in the film.
Lipa went for a completely sheer look at the film’s Los Angeles premiere, where she wore a chainmail, fishnet-like dress to pay homage to her role.
Lipa just collaborated with Versace on its La Vacanza capsule collection. Donatella Versace spoke to Vogue France about what she saw in Lipa when she first met her. Both women spoke about how they came to work together on the line.
“The first time I met Dua was at the 2016 Brit Awards,” Versace said. “I was immediately struck by what a talented, passionate, and strong young woman she was, and a true inspiration to other women. She understands clothes and how to showcase the female body. We talked a lot about what we liked… Then we went into the Versace archives and pulled out some elements that Dua brought up to date.”
“It was an incredible opportunity to go into the atelier and experience all the heritage of the house,” Lipa added. “It’s very inspiring to walk alongside Donatella because she really cares about how women feel in the pieces and wants to make sure they feel really strong.”
Senior News and Strategy Editor
Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.