Billie Eilish's Oscars red carpet look is more Gossip Girl than Barbie

billie eilish at the 96th annual oscars held at ovation hollywood on march 10, 2024 in los angeles, california photo by gregg deguirewwd via getty images
Billie Eilish is more Blair than Barbie at OscarsWWD - Getty Images

The 2024 Oscars are here which is really just an excuse for all of us to scroll through glamorous celebrity pics from the comfort of our own homes in loungewear (not even a cute matching set, if I'm being real). And who just arrived looking incredible? Billie Eilish, arriving on the red carpet wearing the coolest black blazer, tweed skirt, a Chanel bag, and a red Artists4Ceasefire pin on her lapel. White school-girl high socks and Mary Janes completed the look.

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96th annual academy awards arrivals
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Ditching the traditional Oscars ball gown in favour of separates can only be because Billie wanted to nod to Barbie in her outfit, as she did at the Grammys. And while her Oscars look is more subtle, the doll has repped a number of business chic, tweed looks over the years (as demonstrated by Margot Robbie on the Barbie press tour). Plus there's the fact that Billie's ensemble practically screams school girl, and who plays with Barbies?! Okay fine, we admit it's a stretch.

Billie is obviously nominated for "What Was I Made For" from the Barbie soundtrack, going on to win the award later in the night! That brings the total to a Golden Globe for Best Original Song, not to mention two Grammys.

She posed for the cutest photos with the film's star, America Ferrera.

96th annual academy awards arrivals
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Billie chatted to Variety about being asked to contribute a song to Barbie, saying “I remember everybody being like, ‘What the hell? It’s gonna be a fun, cute, girly, pink movie for the summer and we’re all going to be laughing. What the fuck is Billie doing on the soundtrack? Why is there going to be a sad song? That doesn’t make any sense.’ And I remember just being like, ‘Guys. It’s not me, it’s the movie. The movie is fucking sad!’”

She also added, re: getting into the Barbie mindset, "What was funny about this one was that it was this character that I really did relate to, but I didn’t even realize that I was relating so much. I was just like, 'Wow, I feel such a strong connection to this, but I don’t know why.' When we were writing the song, we weren’t thinking about our own lives. Then a couple days later I was like, 'Oh, this is me and my story.' It was pretty jarring, to be honest. It felt like somebody else put a spell on me, and then I saw a couple days later what the outcome was."

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