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The Design Rules of Barbie Land Included ‘No Black, No White, Nothing from the Real World’

[Editor’s note: The following interview contains spoilers.]Of all the movie references crammed into Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster “Barbie,” the most important is “The Matrix” because it serves as the foundational basis for Barbie’s (Margot Robbie) journey from the feminism of Barbie Land to the patriarchal “real world” of Century City and Venice.That’s the moment, of course, […]

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‘Barbie’: How Weird Barbie’s House Design Was Inspired by ‘Psycho’

Spoiler Alert: This contains spoilers from “Barbie,” now playing in theaters.“Barbie” Production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer reckon that by this time next year, there will be a pendulum swing and no one will want to go near the color pink. But for now, it’s Barbie’s world and everyone, everywhere is obsessed.Greenwood […]

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‘Barbie’ Set Construction Caused an International Paint Shortage, Says Production Designer: ‘The World Ran Out of Pink’

With a few mystifying teasers and less than two months until the premiere of the live-action “Barbie” film, audiences still don’t know exactly how the film will unfold. But the production team has started to reveal insight into the film — including how they caused an international pink paint shortage.In a recent Architectural Digest profile […]

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