Chrissy Teigen visited Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse – and recreated the iconic scene that made the internet explode

Here's what happened when LA fashion royalty visited the most talked-about home of the moment

Chrissy Teigen and Barbie's DreamHouse
(Image credit: GettyImages / Hogwash Studios)

Unless you've managed to avoid social media, you'll already have heard about Greta Gerwig's Barbie – the trend-setting movie starring Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. 

Even before its release, the movie became something of a media phenomenon – influencing the audaciously pink Barbiecore movement that has shaped both fashion and interior trends.  And, naturally, nowhere showcases this aesthetic quite Barbie's Malibu DreamHouse

We recently toured the vibrant Malibu property (following news that Ken will host a sleepover for two guests this July) – but just when we thought we'd seen all – Chrissy Teigen visited the DreamHouse. 

Following news that Chrissy welcomed her fourth child via surrogate, the model traveled to Malibu with her husband, singer John Legend, and her children, who were free to spend the night on the property. And, while there where she recreated (arguably) the most iconic scene from the movie.

If you've seen the trailer (or better yet, the movie), you will likely remember when the camera shows a close-up of Barbie's feet, walking in high heels, before she effortlessly removes them and stands on her tiptoes. They’re instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever played with the iconic doll. For Chrissy, however, the result (seen below) is slightly more reminiscent of reality. 

Alongside this, Chrissy and John are pictured poolside, posing next to the pink-painted exterior and in the rollerskating studio dressed with neon lights and tinsel. On the fifth slide, the model also showed a glimpse inside Ken's Barbiecore-inspired bedroom – complete with pink-painted walls and carpet dressed with a cow-printed rug. 

'Welcome to my Kendom,' Ken says on the Airbnb listing. 'While Barbie is away, she has handed over the keys [...] and my room could be yours for the night. I've added a few touches to bring some much-needed Kenergy to the newly renovated and iconic Malibu DreamHouse.' Alongside the added cow print, we can see Ken's influence in the backyard (on slide 6), where he has interrupted Barbie's all-pink outdoor furniture with blue-hued pieces.

'Placed perfectly above the beach with panoramic views, this life-size toy pink mansion is a dream come true,' the listing says. And if Chrissy's photos are anything to go by, we'd be sure to agree.

Booking on Airbnb opens at 10 am PT on Monday, July 17th, for two free one-night stays for up to two guests on July 21st and 22nd. However, you can still get behind the design trend without the keys to the DreamHouse via this color-matched paint by Backdrop below. This is our call to turn our homes into DreamHouses if we dare... 

Barbie Dreamhouse Pink | from $49 on Backdrop

Barbie Dreamhouse Pink | from $49 on Backdrop

Paint company Backdrop paired up with Barbie to bring the identical color of the iconic Barbie Dreamhouse to life. And we think it celebrates the trend perfectly.

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.