This is a very gentle, floaty experience compared to crashing waves and fancy parrots and even the blush, studded sleekness of Nicole’s¬†Oscars gown. It’s even bedecked with¬†some sort of tree of life, or, at the very least, a flowering love shrub. My gut tells me I don’t hate the dress, but that it’s really the foliage of someone else’s existential promise. Like Elle Fanning’s. Elle would swan into a room wearing this dress and we’d all probably be like, “LO THE SWEET FRAGRANCE OF SPRING,” but Nicole just kinda looks like she’s fighting hay fever. I do suddenly want to see Elle play Nicole’s daughter in something, though, so at least I can put THAT out into the universe.

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