Chanel and Armani: Playing for Keeps in a Barbie World

Plus Paco Rabanne’s plastic-fantastic dystopian dressing.

PARIS — These days it’s hard to see any bright pink item of clothing and not think: “Barbie!”

Images from the Greta Gerwig movie, currently filming with Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling (among others), have become the social media dopamine hit of summer — rife with plastic-y postmodern perfection and a potential revisionist narrative for the doll that codified gender stereotypes in a quazillion childhoods. After all, if ever a movie was ripe to shape fashion, it would be this one, especially now, when all that’s available are a few pictures of the neon-clothed stars that look mostly like crazy smart fun.

But that’s probably not

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