Nicole Kidman, Please Fire Your Stylist — Why Red Carpet Style Is Important

Nicole Kidman, if there is one thing we would assume, it’s that you can hire a good stylist. At this year’s SAG Awards, this lovely lady totally missed the mark. The 48-year-old wore a sequin Gucci frock which was way too ruffled matched with accessories that did not do anything for her. It seemed like Kidman was trying way too hard to look like she did at the SAG award, says Daily Mail. Did she succeed? It doesn’t seem that way.

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Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Saturday in Los Angeles, California. [Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

The dress looked way too garish and girly for a 48-year-old, and not dressing for your age is almost always a complete no-no. And her accessories were definitely made for a girl 30 years younger than she is.

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Actress Nicole Kidman and recording artist Keith Urban attend the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Saturday in Los Angeles, California. [Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

However, it wasn’t always this way. Kidman has been admired and adored for her style. Although one would agree it was a long time ago and she was, well, younger than she is now. The Dior gown Kidman wore at the 1997 Oscars is often cited as one of the best dresses ever at the Oscars, InStyle had reported. It was a boat-necked golden dress with beautiful work at the right places. It wasn’t overdone, just right, one would say.

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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman smile as they arrive for the 69th Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Monday, March 24, 1997. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

This was made by John Galliano, who was “the new boy” at the House of Dior, and this must have seemed like a great opportunity for him — “Can you top this?” ever since.

“I was the new boy at the big House of Dior, and there were people who didn’t think I would cut it,” says John Galliano. “Nicole looked like a goddess and showed the world she believed in me. I had seen all of her work and wanted everyone to see her as a star in her own right, as well as being Mrs. Tom Cruise at the time. I’ve always been seduced by Hollywood, and it was a complete honor to dress her. Nicole trusted us and let us suggest a new direction and the striking chartreuse color, which was controversial at that point because everyone was using primaries or pastels. Dior turned the dress around quickly, as it had only been a month since the gem of the idea had appeared on the catwalk. She looked incredible-and even all this time later, she remains timelessly elegant and yet still directional.”

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Actress Nicole Kidman attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on March 24, 2002 in West Hollywood, CA. [Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images]

Red carpet style can often be very important for the designers. It is mainly important because it “fuels the sales in the with Middle Eastern royals,” Vanity Fair reported. “Princesses care what Nicole Kidman is wearing, and Mr. Saab is a couturier who sells to princesses,” says Sanjar. “I’m not keeping the buyer at Barneys in mind when I work—I’m thinking about Queen Rania.”

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress said something that shows she may not be as interested in fashion as one would imagine. “I like boy-girl looks. I have no sense of what’s fashionable; I just know what I like to wear. I don’t believe in something being in and out. You know those lists? That probably goes along with the whole way I live my life. I don’t like kind of changing with the wind; I like sticking to my own self,” she told Vanity Fair.

Kidman goes on to tell the magazine she wears L’Wren Scott’s collection. “I don’t have time to look through things. I used to be far more into that when I was in my early 20s, but I just don’t have the interest anymore,” she further says.

Others that were criticized for their unflattering styles were Julianne Moore and Brie Larson. Julianne Moore wore a green sequined dress which was rather shapeless, Daily Mail has reported. It just seemed like the color of the dress was just not for her, and she did not look flattering at all. Nicole Kidman has certainly done it before and can do it again!

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