24.05.12 Premiere

Nicole Kidman In Lanvin – ‘The Paperboy’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Nicole Kidman opted for a simple elegant look on the red carpet tonight for ‘The Paperboy’ Cannes Film Festival premiere.

Many of you had your fingers crossed that she would be wearing Chanel, but she opted for a Lanvin gown which was custom-made by Alber Elbaz.

The rose tulle silk pleated one-shoulder gown with an embroidered crystal detailing was styled with ivory Casadei sandals.

Her classic, elegant gown didn’t give me the wow I was hoping for. But she looked beautiful nonetheless.

A side-parted bun with a few pieces framing her face and diamond Cartier jewels completed her look.

Yay or nay?

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83 Responses to Nicole Kidman In Lanvin – ‘The Paperboy’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

  1. Christine May 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    A THOUSANDS YAYSSS! She slayed it 🙂 She looks so much healthier. This dress is definitely BDOTD and BDOTY 😀

  2. Luly May 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I am having a VERY HARD TIME with her left boobie tape exposed. It’s CANNES, you should have a transparecy check with e-v-e-r-y imaginable lighting.

    Great color, great pleat, interesting back piece, but still an easily forgettable look.

  3. Tiger Nueng May 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    This dress and the Colour is look really great on her,so classy!!!!!

  4. Cara May 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    is it just me or can you see her nipple?

  5. Sharon May 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Nobody does beautiful like Nicole.
    The color, hair and makeup are perfect. She’s my personal BDOTW.

  6. Stephanie May 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    You are so right FC. Sorry! P.S. I really do love the dress.

  7. EmmaWoodhouse May 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Whilst I love the soft raspberry color and the filmy pleats, but the top of the dress is a disappointment. From the back, it’s entirely too bare, and from the front, the lack of petal covers–or SOMETHING–is VERY unfortunate. Her hair, makeup, and jewelry is lovely, and had the dress covered her better it could have been lovely too.

  8. Stephanie May 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Love the dress…but just can’t stand her because based on what I’ve read, she basically abandoned her kids with Tom Cruise…can’t look at her at all.

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

      thanks. lets keep the commentary on fashion.

  9. Jeremy May 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Her style has been blah for a very long time. Hopefully this is a new rise for Nicole. First thing she should do? Say “good-bye” to her stylist L’wren Scott.

  10. Nat May 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    I love it from the front, and I love the colour.
    The back just feels too bare. And I hate that we can see her nipples.

  11. Emi May 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    I really like this look, she looks great and I think that Lanvin is a better brand for her than Chanel.

  12. Dhppy May 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Gasp moment! I love this, from the front, from the elegant chain across the back, from the hair to the jewels to the carpet. I am wowed! This is lovely!

  13. noo May 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    screaming out loud was my first reaction. i know damn well that this is as close as we’ll get to old nicole, i really love this look 😀

  14. robbie May 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    if only she would be more like this and less “suburban housewife” she is a star and she shines in this look, definetely a yay for me.

  15. Parvati May 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    I love this look!

  16. Hannah May 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I absolutely love this outfit, ti is easily one of my favourites form Cannes this year. I never expect from Nicole what she used to give us around 2004 and 2005, so for how sh dresss nowadays, I love it.
    I think that she would have looked mroe beautiful, however, if she were wearing the appropriate undergarments for a cold night, shall we say.

  17. Sanette May 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Love it. Especially the back.

  18. rita May 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    YAY ALL THE WAY. I think this is the best of Nicole I’ve seen in years! I can’t take those L’wren Scott dresses anymore. Thank God for Lanvin.

  19. Rebecca Z May 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Have to say I think it is pretty gorgeous. The dress is beautiful and it suits her tall willowy frame. The color is good, her makeup is so perfectly complementary and her hair is soft and lovely. Love the earrings. And, if I had a breast like that, I’d let it peek through a little too.

    • Lola May 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

      +1 with breasts like that..- .i’d say flaunt it!:)

  20. niya May 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    I say fabulous!! This is the best she’s looked in a long while (imo)

  21. bas May 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    She gets a big yey! from me. I absolutely love the open back.

  22. argentina May 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    I’m having problems with her nipple

    • Tina May 25, 2012 at 5:31 am #

      Same here. Makes a wonderful gown look unprepared and slightly tacky.

    • Alina May 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm #


  23. Tati M May 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm #


  24. Deolinda May 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    YAY! 2 thumbs up

  25. serapart May 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    I´m in love with her from head to toe!!!!

  26. Riley May 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Huge YAY. At this point Nicole Kidman will not WOW us; she will make us love her look tops.

    She looks divine. Love the look head to toe. The gown (especially the back), hair jewels are gorgeous and I wish I had her peaches and cream complexion, which the back glorifies. A total winner, one of her best ever looks.

  27. Lady_Killer May 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    YAY YAY!! The dress is so classic. This and the one that Kruger wore in the opening night are my faves so far.

    Kidman’s golden sandals are to die for. Hope you can see a detailed photo of them.

    Cannot wait to see what she’ll wear tomorrow.

  28. Erik May 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Are those her nipples?

  29. Anna May 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    YAY! She looks fantastic!

  30. Susie May 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    I agree that it’s not wow but still beautiful. To me she’s so insanely gorgeous anyway that it’s hard to make her not look good. Love the color of the dress and it gives a kind of goddess feel. Beautiful.

  31. Bonnie May 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    She looks beautiful but kinda disappointed with this look. A far cry from Nicole’s prior Cannes looks circa 2001 (Tom Ford for YSL) and 2003 (Lacroix for Pucci). The 2001 looks is one of her best looks ever.

  32. CreoleLady May 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    A resounding yay. Lanvin — swoon. Her hair, that back view, the curve giving silhouette, the tiny waist, the sweetly sexy softness — sigh. No, it is not the Nicole of the chartreuse Galliano for Dior. But someone equally as beautiful at a different stage in her life. BDOTD.

  33. Andreea May 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    A big yay !

  34. A. May 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    YAY. she pulls it off. love the semi backless feature and the color on that gown.

  35. Marybeth May 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    YAY! A huge YAY.
    I absolutely adore this.
    It is elegant, classic, but the strap and back give it a very modern vibe.
    And I love the hair and make-up.
    Nicole is on a roll!

  36. Betty Brandenburg May 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Definitely yay.
    It’s not a great year in Cannes this time, is it? In the light of that this counts as a class act in my view.

  37. roman May 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Big yay from me, she looks positively stunning.

    Honestly, people really just need to get over wanting her to wear Chanel. I have no clue if there was some sort of strife between her and Karl Lagerfeld but she hasn’t worn Chanel since her time as ambassador for Chanel N.5. Move on.

    This is a perfect look for her.

  38. Ramsay May 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    This is so chic – we’ve seen too much glitz at this festival – everyone fighting to (litterally) shine the most and it’s refreshing to see such class on the red carpet – I do believe her two previous outings at Cannes in YSL for Moulin Rouge and in Lacroix for Pucci for Dogville were more impactful but this just too classy to be criticized at any level – hair, make-up and jewels complete the look beautifully – overall I think she is on her way back to early 2000 form

    • Nat May 25, 2012 at 4:49 am #


      • Jones19 May 25, 2012 at 11:18 am #

        +2. Agreed. This is Kidman back on form. I would have loved a side split but this is gorgeous all the same.

        • Nishta May 26, 2012 at 2:56 am #

          The dress does have a slit actually. You can see it in photos where she’s walking. It’s beautiful and her legs have got me so jealous!

  39. fromchi-town May 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    She looks really beautiful. Its a classic and simple look and this is what really suits her.

  40. Ola May 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Yes, yes, yes! Love it from head to toe!

  41. Emmeline May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Personally, I love with this. The color, the fabric, the cut – it all looks stunning on her.

  42. Ritika May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Love it. simple and fabulous, love the colour and love that back!

  43. Lola May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Big time yay from me! I love these “less is more” – looks. It is so elegant and chic. Sure beats the hell out of those Cavalli dresses… But maybe as u say FC not so wow… But still.

  44. Natalie May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Not to be crude but I cannot help but notice her breast, this dress is way too see through!

  45. Nat39 May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Yay from the front – maybe nothing impressive but very pretty and elegant. From the back, however, as a big fan of sexy open backs, I have to say this is NOT sexy (kinky more like it) – too bare plus that strap…it’s a no from the back for me.

  46. Yeliz May 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Absolutely yay! Though I could live without the jewelry she still looks beautiful. The gown is stunning and suits her perfectly.

  47. Frida May 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    I think this colour is beautiful on her, and that back is amazing!

  48. nicole May 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    love love love love!!
    one of her best looks in a long time!
    love the colour love the sexyness of it too.

  49. Elena May 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    To me its a total wow, considering her choices lately. Very feminine and chic)

    • Sea May 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

      Exactly what I thought. She hasn’t looked this great in ages (both her face, her hair and her clothes). I’m so wowed!

    • dee May 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      I agree. Loving the back of the gown.

  50. Eng-nark May 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Sexy back,simple but beautiful’I love this look.

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