Nicole Kidman for Vogue Germany

Posted on July 18, 2013

Y’know, Miss Nicole is a lot of things, but “World Class Face-Giver” is not one of the things that springs to mind first. We might have to amend our thinking on that.


Nicole Kidman covers the August 2013 issue of Vogue Magazine photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Christiane Arp.


That is some serious vintage Vogue/Avedon realness going on there.


Comme des Garçons Fall 2013 Collection

Francesco Scognamiglio Fall 2013 Collection


The rest of it’s just so-so (in fact, her face looks a little odd in the other shots), but that cover is so good it just might be our favorite portrait of her, ever.

[Photo Credit: Patrick Dermachelier for Vogue Germany,]

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  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    My husband has long praised her ‘wicked beauty’.

    • RebeccaKW

      That Batman movie she was in (don’t laugh, I liked it even though it was ridiculous)-she was STUNNING. Probably the first time I really appreciated how gorgeous she was (up to that point, I had thought her pretty, but not incredibly so).

  • Kiltdntiltd

    I was conjuring up some of Scavullo’s work, along with the Avedon references.

    • StellaZafella

      Shot 1= Avedon
      Shot 2= Scuvallo
      Shot 3= Leibowitz (with tongue firmly lodged in cheek)

      • Kiltdntiltd

        Shoots, and Scores!!!

  • Mismarker

    The cover looks a little Wicked Witch of the West to me. Love the second shot.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      The second picture was my favorite too. It’s strange to say (er, type), but I like the way her hands are placed.

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  • Darcy H

    The cover is all sorts of awesome and I actually really like the second shot. However, I’m not convinced that the third shot is Nicole Kidman.

  • Little_Olive

    Indeed, only the cover. The other face is the saaame ooold faace Nic has been giving for a while, with slight eye movement.

    I’m sad the redhair bob we saw was effectively just a wig.

    • DuBey2

      Oh I loved that redhair bob! Just saw it in my Vogue(U.S.) in an ad, I think.

  • annabelle archer

    Yeah, but to be objective, the cover shot hides the things about her face that have become a bit of a disappoint. (The plumped lips, the overdone nose, the marblesque forehead, etc) Clearly, black & white is her friend, but the cover shot is gorgeous for all it doesn’t show, as opposed to the Face she is giving.

    • misstressofsylar

      they might have done that on purpose

      • annabelle archer

        I would assume so, yes.

  • misstressofsylar

    plus it helps that the hands cover her “third” lip..glad to see her looking not so frozen these days

  • StellaZafella

    I prefer anything in which her forehead is downplayed…bangs, hats, shadow or even a wisp of netting. Nicole is a beautiful woman, always has been to my eye, but, as time goes on, I feel that featuring her frontal lobe detracts from her eyes and overpowers her expressions. (The last picture almost looks like a drag queen impersonation of Nicole Kidman…)

    • lbl

      Spot on regarding the last picture LOL

      I preferred the other set of photos for this magazine. The ones shot by Camilla Akrans.

  • GorgeousThings

    There’s some weird photoshopping going on in that second picture.

  • nannypoo

    I like the cover. I never like that crawling-across-the-parched-desert pose, and the middle one is dark and messy. I guess I just don’t like her.

  • msdamselfly

    The cover is beautiful. It’s rare to see an expression on an actress that reveals any seriousness or depth of feeling.

  • marlie

    The cover shot is just gorgeous. I don’t love the rest, but the cover is beautiful.

  • Laughingworld

    The cover photo reminds me of Candice Bergen.

  • Just Me

    That cover says that there is a WOMAN behind those eyes and only real men need apply. Love it.

  • mjude


  • Frida

    There were two covers, no? Vogue Germany put her on the front and back, shot by two different photographers? Wonder how they compare…

  • Rand Ortega

    That “cat on the prowl” pose is terrible.

    • Aurumgirl

      She reminds me of Ivana Trump circa late 1980’s in it. She’s hardly recognizable.

  • Shawn EH

    In between surgeries the character briefly returns to it.

  • norseofcourse

    That third pose is perfect – if you’re selling carpeting.

  • MilaXX

    I like all the shots, but I don’t thunk the makeup in the last picture works

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      The eye shadow is doing wonky things to the shape of her eye sockets. I’m getting a Boy George vibe and surely that ain’t good.

  • kimmeister

    I like the slightly mischievous vibe of the first shot. The last shot looks like it could be January Jones.

  • mom2chj

    The third shot looks like someone wearing her face as a mask…creepy.

  • AndreaSkates

    The one of her in the Scognamiglio needs to be captioned, “Help, I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.”

  • Anniebet

    Interesting, but not nearly as striking as the Jimmy Choo pics.

  • decormaven

    Great cover. Kudos to photog, stylist and subject. That look catches the eye.

  • marshmallowjane

    The magazine cover is beautiful. That pose on the floor is silly. Not her fault. The photographer and stylist have her doing something kinda dumb.

  • PeaceBang

    Love the cover so much. The second shot is also interesting in that she has a bit of toughness. Like it.

  • veleri

    last pic: Lana del Rey called, she wants her clothes back.

    edit: and her joy.

  • Diego!

    Botox… checked!
    Collagen… checked!
    Photoshop… checked!

    Stunning cover!!! Then she went the old route of an emotion-less face…. checked!

  • desi_girl

    That Comme des Garçons outfit is what you get on crossing Christian Siriano’s genes with Ven’s.

    I watched one episode of Project Runway yesterday after missing all of last season and I fear it may have scarred me for life! :-/

  • MannahattaMamma

    in these pictures she is clearly wishing that she were Cate Blanchett.