Nicole Kidman's Fashion Evolution
Nicole Kidman's film career started way back in 1983, which means she has been wearing couture on the red carpet for three whole decades. She is a fashion magpie with a weakness for embellishment, sequins and metallics.
She won the Oscar for Best Actress for The Hours, which she picked up in a black sheer Jean Paul Gaultier dress. She is a regular on the Oscars red carpet and doesn't always stick to a black floor sweeper, as she wore pink ruffled Chanel in 2002, gold Christian Dior in 2000 and sequined L'Wren Scott in 2013.
Red cocktail dresses, white tuxedos and sequin frocks are Nicole's red carpet go-tos, but she isn't afraid of taking a style risk trying everything once, from frothy Elie Saab to a thigh high slit. To the premiere of the Golden Compass in Australia she wore a metallic suit, which we admit was a tad OTT, but we admire her for experimenting with her signature style. Label-wise Nicole is a fan of Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior and Erdem, but she has a real soft spot for L'Wren Scott. Our favourite L'Wren look has to be the copy of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady's racing dress which Nicole wore to Derby Day in Melbourne.
Nicole has sparkled in many leading roles, such as in Cold Mountain, The Hours and Australia, but she has also landed several major fashion ad campaigns. She starred in one of the most iconic perfume ads of all time for Chanel, which was just 180 seconds long and had a stonking budget of $42 million. What's not to love? Clair du Lune as the soundtrack, her black backless dress, the Chanel No5 necklace falling down her back, the biggest red carpet in the world and that pink tulle dress. Nicole Kidman will always be linked with those six words: 'Her kiss, her smile, her perfume.' Nicole is reported to have made a cool $12 million dollars from her role as a Chanel darling and we imagine a life time supply of Chanel No5.
Nicole has also been the face of OMEGA's Ladymatic watches since 2010 and Grazia Daily caught up with her at the launch of the new Ladymatic watch styles in Vienna. Nicole said that 'I started working when I was 14 and punctuality is something that’s really important to me in terms of when I’m on set,' Nicole revealed. 'I like to have my own watch on – I don’t want to be asking other people what time it is. Working in the film industry as a child, you learn to be on time. I was taught a very strong work ethic that included punctuality, which I’ve always felt is a sign of respect for others.'
See Nicole Kidman's style evolution from Mrs Tom Cruise to Chanel darling to L'Wren Scott's number one fan in the gallery