This is one of those dresses that looked totally different to us in pictures vs. on TV.
Nicole Kidman attends the 2013 Academy Awards in a L’Wren Scott gown paired with Fred Leighton jewelry.
L’Wren Scott Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Kelly Gale
We do so love when Nicole goes dramatic. It suits her looks so much better than they airy-fairy pastel-colored fluff she sometimes finds herself wandering toward. But we’re seeing all kinds of details in the daylight that we didn’t notice last night. That odd cluster of gold sequins right at her waist that looks a little like a Batman symbol… the overdone swirl motif at the bottom…the heaviness of the straps … the big gold jewelry for a look that has quite enough gold in it already – these things pull and tug at our urge to give her snaps and shout “WERQ!” at her. We still think she looks amazing – and all of the things we listed don’t bother us that much on their own – but there’s definitely more of a feeling today that there’s maybe one or two too many elements going on.
Still, she looks sexy, womanly, and head-turning. Can’t really complain too much about that.
[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, Getty, style.com]