Fugger: Nicole Kidman

Met Gala Well Played, Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

I LOVE this dress, I love her hair, I love her face, and I love how much Keith Urban also seems to love it all.

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Fug or Fab: Nicole Kidman

Hey, look, Nicole Kidman got fresh extensions for her press junket for The Family Fang:

2016 Tribeca Film Festival - 'The Family Fang' Premiere

She also might be wearing the inside lining of a REALLY beautiful Crane’s envelope married to a variety of fabric remnants. I know it sounds hard to believe, but I kind of mean it in a good way.

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ACMs Fug or Fab: Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

Keith Urban Admires Nicole Kidman From Slightly Afar is one of my favorite sub-genres of red carpet portraiture.

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Unfug or Fab: Nicole Kidman in Gucci

I like this better than I expected I would:

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I find the hue of the skirt rather uninspiring. Or just a bit literal: There are flowers growing out of the waistline, so their roots extend into dirt, perhaps? I almost wish the skirt was the same color as the backing behind the flowers, and… the pink might not need to be there at all. But I do think she looks pretty in it; the rest of her styling flows with it really well. Your Katy Perrys of the world would’ve added watering can earrings. I’m glad Nicole got there first.

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SAG Awards Fug or Fab Carpet: Nicole Kidman in Gucci

I just keep thinking of this as Gucci’s clown collection.

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It’s from the same line that yielded Dakota Johnson’s, and some of you liked that better than I did. I suspect this entire vision board is simply not my particular flavor of gum. I can start with the good: her hair, lush and full; her accessories; her smile; her carriage; her necklace, even sitting a tad low; her red carpet interview, in which she was very charming. I hope she and Keith Urban are for real (an absurd thing to say about a couple, except it’s Hollywood, where it’s almost a matter of course that people engage in bizarre role-playing with their own lives for insane lengths of time).

But I keep landing on it being too… silly. A bit Cheap and Cheerful, Frankly Fake, or whatever else you’d call something that’s trying to have the look of luxury but can’t hide that it was designed by a Vegas costumer who dreams of being in a Big Top having knives thrown at her by a man in a heavily waxed mustache that curls at the tips. That aesthetic, at the very least, I’d generally leave for the Grammys.

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Fug or Fab: Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton

Is it terrible that my first thought upon seeing this was, “Nicole Kidman’s wax figure looks great”?

6th Biennial UNICEF Ball - Arrivals

Probably. Although it’s certainly better than thinking, “Man, Nicole Kidman’s wax figure looks rough.”

Despite the fact that this is a weirdly posed, statue-like, snap of her, I almost like this dress. I like a lot of aspects of it: the colors, the detailing, the sequins. I think my argument is that you can’t do a super deep vee AND a super high slit at the same time, without looking like you’re wearing a wrap dress that’s rebelling.

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Evening Standard Theatre Awards Well Played: Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

Call me crazy, but I think this is glorious. I ALSO think it looks like an elaborate Victorian lampshade, but…you know. In a good way:

Evening Standard Theatre Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

I’d wear the dress and I’d buy the lamp: that is some successful design.

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