Nicole Kidman in Chanel at Cannes

Posted on May 28, 2013

Nicole Kidman attends the premiere of ‘Venus in Fur’ during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a Chanel dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Chanel Resort 2014 Collection/Model: Caroline Brasch Nielsen (ELITE)




[Photo Credit: Pixplanete/PR Photos,]

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  • Deb_Lynn


    • H2olovngrl

      Seriously, she looks nuts…

  • MoHub

    Why does the bodice look like a bodice on the model and like the bib of an apron on Nicole?

    • sojourneryouth

      I’m reeeeeally hoping she didn’t have the dress tailored to intentionally increase the side-boob, but it isn’t looking too good. Why are we in a side-boob and under-boob fashion moment right now? It’s so unflattering!

      • MoHub

        A totally bared breast would be less disturbing, I think.

    • Tatiana Luján

      The straps are too long on Nicole’s dress.

    • Candigirl1968

      Because the angle and the fact that even Kidman’s modest chest takes at flimsy top and makes it AVN worthy.

  • Diego!

    I think we all agree that must have been a windy moment… Nicole, no. Go back to your bedroom!

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    I keep looking at it, expecting to understand what the hell I’m looking at. So far no success.

  • Alex Palombo

    Yikes, that doesn’t fit her right. Go back to the Princess Grace look you’ve been wearing the past few times.

  • 3boysful

    So another dress with dead chickens on it? But this one’s actually an apron? And we can all but see her boobs?

  • i like all this. its fun.

  • gabbilevy

    Oh dear. She got attacked by a wild feathery creature and its still attached to her leg. Look out, Nicole!

    • Louise Bryan

      That was my thought. Who knew there were vicious attack birds in Cannes?

  • hughman

    Work uniform at Disco Bakery.

    • Dam_Angel

      or KFC. But my inner mean girl smiles when she makes a fashion misstep.

  • random_poster

    Sadly there is nothing flattering happening here.

  • Heather

    Personally, I would be mortified to have my high beams on display like that. I always bring a sweater into the grocery store for this same reason. Nicole, you don’t have to do this!

    • demidaemon

      As long as you are not too sore, it’s always a good thing. So says Martha Stewart. 😉

      • Heather

        Well, she would know. 🙂

  • golden_valley

    Side boob and pigeon feathers.

  • alyce1213

    You know the commercial for Temptations cat treats? — “They’re not boots, they’re my cats”

    • marlie

      That is a seriously f-ed up, weird, creepy commercial.

      • demidaemon

        I love that commercial. I think it’s adorable.

  • marlie

    “Aw, Nic, I know we told you that the too-severe hair was sometimes unflattering, but that didn’t mean to wear your hair as though you stuck it out the sunroof window on the way over.”

    And I want to like the dress, but Nicole Kidman seems like one of those ladystars who’s a little too “classy” for side-boob. She could also use earrings or a necklace. Nic can do so much better, so this is an OUT (if it were an in/out post).

  • marlie

    Also, she looks a little like Annette Benning here.

    • majorbedhead

      I was thinking she kind of looked like Kylie Minogue.

      • marlie

        I can see that too.

  • filmcricket

    She’s been nailing it this whole trip, only to stumble badly at the end. Le sigh.

    • Did you see the white Armani? She looked like a living marble statue, I was transfixed.

  • SewingSiren

    Very relaxed and pretty. The armhole should have been adjusted slightly, other than that she looks great.

  • carpediva

    Oh! Scroll down fug! Her makeup and hair from the front might be my favorite of hers ever though.

  • steeg of their own

    This is Nicole’s tribute to three different kinds of victims. Her head is a tribute to recent tornado victims. A bit on the nose, but at least she seems to be reading the news. Her torso is a tribute to fashion victims, namely Hathaway and her nipple dress from the Oscars. Also a bit on the nose, and it’s not really very nice to point out some other victim’s sartorial shortcomings by emulating them, Nicole. Below her knees we find a tribute to the victims of inquisitorial witch trials, namely those women who were unjustly tarred and feathered.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I nearly died when I read this. I tried not to laugh and chocked with my cofee.

  • Wow, do I ever dislike that dress. A bunch of ideas that I would like in principle, but that in reality fail.

  • decormaven

    Half-plucked bird. Not a good look.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Nicole, shorten the straps of your dress so you don’t get side-boob and so that the top doesn’t pouch.
    Oh, and fire your hair and makeup people, they hate you.

    • conniemd

      I don’t get the point of the sideboobs and no bra in this dress. Unlike others, I didn’t mind the feathered bottom, but it required a less squared off and softer romantic bodice. The two combined are jarring to me.

      • Tatiana Luján

        I agree.

  • Anniebet

    Obviously the Cannes experience has been rewarding, but grueling for her. She must have been too exhausted to look in the mirror to observe the horror before she stepped outside her suite wearing this dress and having her hair look like it’s going to the supermarket not Cannes. Like the shoes though.

  • GillianHolroyd

    that is one awkward-looking dress. I guess she wanted to break out of the Grace Kelly mode.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I was part of the bra-burning generation, so the sight of nipples doesn’t send me into the same frenzy as it does the press and I saw a picture of the back of her hairdo somewhere….it is masses of braids….and I kind of like that. But those feathers, Jesus, Nicole, just …. Jesus!

  • Jessica Freeman

    No, Nichole, not even you can pull off the side boob. Everything is bad, bad, bad.

  • Qitkat

    Sorry Nic, this is just stupid.

  • Cannes = Feathers. WHY???
    Please, educate me.

  • crash1212

    I was totally on board with this look – I love a little discreet side-boob – right up until the feathers. Seriously Chanel, WTF? I think Nicole is working it better than the model – but sans feathers would’ve been so much prettier.

  • Lilithcat

    Take those silly feathers off and it would be a nice dress.

    • Qitkat

      Agreed. The fabric is lovely, and the belt is interesting.

    • DuBey2

      Take those feathers off and it would be Anne Hathaway’s nipplely Oscar’s dress.
      **I see I am too late with this astute observation. steeg of their own beat me to it by 8 hours. Sigh… but Discus wasn’t showing me any of the comments when I tried 8 hours ago…..

  • MilaXX


    • mjude

      damn it, i was trying to go with the dress cause i love nicole but then you had to go & say pigeon…..LOL!

      • MilaXX

        It’s all I saw.

        • mjude

          and you are so right. i am still laughing!

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    It’s weird – I have to say, I think this is the very first time I’ve not loved something on her. Plus, it looks like her hair has a case of the wind & humidity frizzies.

  • Monabel

    The feathers are the only part I like.

    • Monabel

      Maybe I’m thinking like my cat?

      • Winter_White

        Hmm. We need more info: Did you get all saucer-eyed…then crouch, flatten your ears, wiggle your behind, and actually *pounce* at the last photo of Nicole?

        • Monabel

          The ear-flattening bit is hard.

          • Winter_White



  • Ick.

    And poor lady in the last pic with the yellow baggy-yet-saggy-buttocked dress. 🙁

    • nannypoo

      She looks better than Nicole.

  • Andrea Lentz

    she looks like an Ostrich.


  • BlueBell42

    Horrible. A cast-off frock from “Black Swan.”

  • Camille Chapman

    I think it is fabulous!

  • gurl boy

    Grace Kelly…no…not in the least!

  • Warrior89

    I just find her to be so unattractive. The dress and hair aren’t helping.

  • frannyprof

    Sideboob? On a Chanel gown?!

  • VeryClaire

    What’s with the bracelets? Tracking devices? Out on parole?

  • LaSylphide

    Absolutely nothing about this is good.

  • procrastinatrice


  • bd73

    well… it’s france. someone has to be avant garde. and laetitia casta was all alone out there..


  • AnneElliot

    Honey, no.

    That’s all.

  • kimiakay

    I was shocked at this until I saw it was Chanel. It has Lagerfeld written all over it. It also doesn’t seem to fit her properly on top. But it sure is eye-catching.

  • Joey Melliza

    HELP! there are vultures eating nicole’s legs

  • demidaemon

    I was going to write here that, going off of the thumbnail, that I am beginning to hate these apron-neckline dresses. Then I got the whole picture and, whoo boy, that is the least of this dress’ offenses. It’s a BF-UD, and it’s been FU a zillion times over.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Perfect for an avante-garde remake of The Birds. Otherwise, no.

  • Jibs

    Howdy there pardner! All I’m seeing are woolie chaps. Make it stop.

  • PeaceBang

    I feel her hair pain. Time for a keratin treatment.

  • ItsDicey



  • up with pod people

    I just hate it so much.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    have you seen kyle? he’s about this tall.

  • lilazander

    śhe looks artificial as hell and the side boob, though seemingly perky, does not help. The dress looks more spectacular (if we can use the term in reference to the dress at all) on the model. Bleh…

  • oohsparkley!

    Her hair is a mess, but I’m surprised she makes this look as good as she does. She has an enviable figure and the shot where she is waving is nice. I love the belt.

  • guest2visits

    I’m just so pleased by her happy, genuine smile that I can forgive the bizarre dress. She’s so pretty here.
    I think this dress is slightly whack with its loose side exposure and the crazy chicken feather mess on the bottom;
    yet she looks really at home in it, making it work inspite of the crazy.

  • It’s time for some nights home with the kids so that the stylists have more time to make better choices. That dress is a sad sack with somebody’s mariachi sleeves tacked onto the bottom. Good grief.

  • anotherkate

    So do we think she hates her toes, or what? I think the pump works for this dress, but I feel like she often goes for a closed toe when others might be in a sandal. Thoughts? Or is my brain ignoring memories of her wearing just as many sandals as any other (ludicrously wealthy) human?

  • Kikishua

    Whenever I see her with her hair tight I wish she would loosen it up a bit, but this is WAY too loose! But the smile is lovely.

    And the dress is… odd.

  • Pterodactyl111

    I do NOT like the top of that dress, but I VERY MUCH like the choice to pair red shoes with it.