As it is with Cate Blanchett, there’s something very comforting about writing a Nicole Kidman high-fashion post. Things aren’t back to normal yet, but posts like these remind us what normal used to look like. Granted, if things were really normal this look would be unveiled on a red carpet, as God and Giorgio Armani intended. But once again, we are compelled to point out that a full year ago, right when all this nonsense started, we implored the stars and their stylists to just get dressed up and pose in their backyards; an idea that seemed pretty silly back then but has since become industry-standard. It makes sense. Most of the SoCal-dwelling stars have sunny backyards and terraces while the New York-bound ones tend to have nice apartments or balconies. Having said that, we can’t wait for the days when we can purchase red carpet shots from a working photographer at a public event. Posing in one’s backyard, even if it is in a gown that costs as much or more than a car, doesn’t lend itself to outsiders making bitchy commentary.
EVEN SO. Judgments must be rendered, kittens. And we judge this to be…
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Quite pretty, actually.
We still think she does better with darker, richer colors, but the bright sunlight of the natural setting really does help the dress considerably. All she needs is a pair of gossamer wings to complete the look. From a design perspective, we’re not convinced the skirt marries to the bodice all that well, since our eyes keep going to her waist.
– Armani Privé Long-sleeved Nude Tulle Gown Adorned in a Multicolored Crystal-embroidered Botanical Motif
– Harry Winston Jewelry
Styled by Julia Von Boehm | Hair by Kylee Heath | Make up by Kyra Panchenko
[Photo Credit: Nicole Kidman/Instagram, Courtesy of Armani Privé]