Actress Margot Robbie wears an Alexander Wang dress featuring marijuana leaf cutouts in this screen grab from the Oct. 1, 2016 season premiere of "Saturday Night Live." (NBC.com)

This star wins the ‘SNL’ premiere with smokin’ designer pot leaf dress

'Suicide Squad' star Margot Robbie doesn't talk about weed in her 'Saturday Night Live' monologue, but her wardrobe choice says plenty about normalization

If you caught the premiere of the 42nd season of “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, yes, you saw what you think you saw. Headlining actress Margot Robbie was in fact wearing a leather-and-lace pot leaf dress during her monologue. And yes, the Australian stunner made cannabis look fine AF in doing so.

High fashion followers might recall seeing the dress on the runway as part of Alexander Wang’s Fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection during New York Fashion Week in February — a tipping point in the ever-growing trend of cannabis culture meeting couture.

Robbie, a first-time “SNL” host, is best known for her roles in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Whiskey Tango Fox Trot” and “Suicide Squad.” She hasn’t yet publicly proclaimed her affinity for greenery in interviews or social media like other smoking starlets, but donning a piece with such a design makes a better statement. Robbie gave a nod to cannabis without any direct discussion, which is a prime example of the progress our culture is making toward normalization.

Viewers immediately took to Twitter loving Robbie’s look and wondering where they could find the dress:




RUNWAY LOOK #45” is available in-store only through Wang’s flagship locations in New York City and London. A leafless version of the dress is available on Nordstrom.com for $1,995.

As I shared with Canada’s Fashion Magazine in August:

Fashion, as always, will pick up on what’s happening in our culture and incorporate it in its own way. But what’s exciting is that the change is happening and cannabis can be chic.


Watch Margot Robbie’s Oct. 1 “SNL” monologue: