Kim Kardashian is Barbarella reborn in strapless, futuristic dress

Barbie, but in the year 3000.

By Megan Wallace
18 February, 2023
Kim Kardashian is Barbarella reborn in strapless, futuristic dress

It's no secret that Kim Kardashian is one of the most influential people in the fashion world. Whether it's her pioneering shapewear label SKIMS (which has us all clambering to get her hands on her latest minimal, celeb-fronted drops), her role co-curating a D&G fashion collection in Milan, or having the kind of clout to get her hands on one of Marilyn Munroe's most iconic dresses *and* jewellery previously worn by Princess Diana.

But in the past couple of years she's thrown us a number of fashion curveballs - leaving style obsessives always keen to see what she's going to appear in next. Turning her back on the minimalist, hyper-futuristic aesthetic she cultivated throughout the 2010s, she's been playing with vintage styles, high glamour and even retro tees worn to formal occasions.

But one thing that amazes us most about Kim? A self-awareness of her changing fashion eras and her ability to blend together her different fashion codes. Case-in-point? Her latest look, posted to the 'gram and promptly eaten up by her 345 million followers.

Looking like a space-age Barbie, Kim somehow managed to combine old Hollywood glam, Italian bombshell sex appeal and futurism in one outfitand, wow. The ensemble featured a metallic pink leather, full-length, strapless dress which was accessorised with a chunky silver necklace and a stack of matching bangles alongside long, tousled waves.


She wore the outfit for a dinner raising awareness about helping others whose lives have been negatively affected by the prison system in the US, as part of her ongoing efforts to raise awareness of judicial reform.

Credit: Cosmopolitan