Margot Robbie Just Flew in the Trousers I'd Never, Ever Wear on a Plane


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Despite their jobs sending them around the world for films and press tours, celebrities have never been very tactical when it comes to airport dressing. Stilettos, rigid jeans, over-the-knee boots… You name it, and a celebrity has, despite the discomfort, worn it to sit on a plane for a long period of time. But in all my years of reporting on celebrity style, never have I seen someone wear an outfit as controversial as the one Margot Robbie was spotted in at the Sydney Airport this month. 

Don't get me wrong. She looked incredible. Dressed in a white tank top and mid-rise, slouchy "jeans," the Babylon actress appeared as comfortable as ever when she arrived in Sydney for the premiere of the film. But looks can be deceiving. As any fashion person will tell you, her trousers aren't made of denim, but rather leather. And I can't think of anyone willing to wear leather trousers to the airport. 


On the runway:
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Continuing her recent streak of wearing Bottega Veneta by Matthieu Blazy looks, Robbie and her stylist Kate Young plucked the £4390 leather pants from the brand's autumn/winter 22 collection, pairing them with baby-blue square-toe mules and the crossbody version of Prada's Re-Edition 1995 handbag for her long travel day to Australia. While I'm struggling to wrap my head around the comfort value of leather trousers in a scenario like this one, I can't really blame Robbie for this style choice. After all, when you get the chance to wear anything from Blazy's recent collections—let alone one of the most iconic looks from the show—you take it, whether it's a travel day or not. (She first wore the outfit in November to a Babylon screening in NYC.)

See Margot Robbie's controversial travel look below. 


At the airport:
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On Margot Robbie: Bottega Veneta Leather Straight Leg Trouser (£4390) and shoes; Prada Re-Edition 1995 Brushed-Leather Mini Handbag (£2300)

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Next up: 9 Things We Regret Wearing to the Airport

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear US. 

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.