Look of the Week: At 55, Nicole Kidman stays certainly one of vogue’s greatest risk-takers

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

That includes the nice, the unhealthy and the ugly, ‘Look of the Week’ is an everyday collection devoted to unpacking essentially the most talked about outfit of the final seven days.

Oscar-winning actor Nicole Kidman caught the Web’s consideration this week with a brand new shoot for Excellent Journal.

Kidman, who turned 55 this summer time, flexes her impossibly sculpted triceps on the journal’s cowl — a cascade of pink hair falling over one shoulder with a piece cropped bluntly at her chin. Not an influence go well with or black turtleneck in sight: Kidman is styled in items from vogue model Diesel’s Autumn-Winter 2022 assortment, which debuted at Milan Vogue Week this February — a extremely praised array replete with Y2K-inspired trucker hats, denim trench coats and the buzzy belt-skirt Kidman wears.

The actor wore head-to-toe Diesel for the primary cowl. Images by Zhong Lin, styling by Robbie Spencer and inventive course by Katie Grand. Credit score: Zhong Lin

A second cowl reveals Kidman in a colossal pair of patent thigh-high boots — much like these noticed on Rihanna simply final week — from Y/Challenge, a label that, like Diesel, is helmed by Belgian designer Glenn Martens. And all through the 20-page vogue editorial, pictures seize Kidman in numerous internet-breaking seems, together with the notorious bare print costume and a double denim Diesel ensemble.

It is all in celebration of a brand new accolade bestowed on her by the journal. Dubbed as its “Excellent Icon” — certainly one of 23 new awards launched in an try and highlight trade expertise throughout the board — Kidman is praised for her unrelenting curiosity and flexibility.

“I make my selections the way in which a youngster would,” she stated in an accompanying interview. “Not taking part in out the implications. I strategy issues like, ‘I need to do that, I am gonna strive it. It is had its ups and downs. It really makes for a extremely tumultuous profession — which I am into.”

Kidman won the "Perfect Icon" award recently launched by the magazine. Photography by Zhong Lin, styling by Robbie Spencer and creative direction by Katie Grand.

Kidman gained the “Excellent Icon” award lately launched by the journal. Images by Zhong Lin, styling by Robbie Spencer and inventive course by Katie Grand. Credit score: Zhong Lin

This penchant for daredevil dressing has lengthy given Kidman an edge within the excessive vogue house, too. In February, she appeared on the quilt of Self-importance Honest’s newest “Hollywood Concern” within the infamous Spring-Summer time 2022 Miu Miu micro-skirt — a chunk so prolific that an Instagram account now diligently chronicles each time it is worn by an influencer or movie star. (There have been 111 posts in six months.) The look is made all of the extra dynamic as a result of Kidman “begged” stylist Katie Grand — additionally the artistic director for the Excellent shoot — to put on the shorn chino skirt, the actor later informed director Baz Luhrmann in an interview for Vogue Australia.

Throughout Paris Haute Couture Week in July, Kidman joined Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Dua Lipa on the runway to mannequin for Balenciaga.

However the actor has lengthy been certainly one of vogue’s most astute risk-takers. In 1997, Kidman wore a chartreuse Dior costume created from embroidered silk to the Oscars. Designed by John Galliano, the look induced such a stir it now boasts its personal devoted Wikipedia web page. The robe’s shade was so closely criticized by comic and pink carpet critic Joan Rivers (who informed Kidman the hue was “making her puke” and allegedly made retching noises because the actor walked previous), some argue it helped create a tradition of cautious pink carpet dressing that endures at the moment. “John (Galliano) made it for me, and I find it irresistible,” Kidman informed Ladies’s Put on Day by day on the occasion. “I do not know if folks will get it. But when they do not, properly, perhaps they need to.”
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman on the red carpet for the 69th Academy Awards in 1997.

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman on the pink carpet for the 69th Academy Awards in 1997. Credit score: Vnice Bucci/AFP/Getty

Deeply intertwined with slender magnificence requirements, vogue is usually thought-about a teenager’s recreation — with the expectations on what to put on rising evermore restrictive as you age. However Kidman stated for her, enjoyable takes precedence over becoming in. “As I at all times say, ‘I am gonna do what I need to do,'” she informed Excellent. “That is most likely why I click on with photographers, as I am not right here to stamp myself on you, however reasonably you stamp your self on me and for us to develop collectively. Let’s play!”