Cannes 2014: Nicole Kidman's Day-to-Night Transformation, Plus Three More Dresses You Can't Miss

05/14/2014 at 03:30 PM ET

Nicole Kidman CannesDominique Charriau /Le Film Francais/Wireimage; Jo

With her new film Grace of Monaco opening the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday — and with last year’s unbelievable Cannes style streak behind her — we knew Nicole Kidman was going to bring her fashion A-game to this year’s opening night festivities. And she delivered as expected. From day to night, she kept things sophisticated and stately — we bet Grace Kelly would have been impressed.

For the photocall during the day, Kidman donned an ivory Altuzarra silk-and-crepe dress with strappy white sandals, delicate Harry Winston jewels and a lovely beauty look: perfectly curled and upswept hair with a pitch-perfect deep pink pout. For the nighttime premiere, she changed into a princess-y Armani Privé gown with a sweetheart neckline, padded hips and oodles of ornate embellishment. She swept her hair into a side braid and completed the look with a smoky eye and major Harry Winston diamonds.

RELATED PHOTOS: See more stunning star looks from last night!

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Kidman wasn’t the only star making a style statement at the film’s premiere, however. (Seriously, did you see Blake Lively’s hair?) Karlie Kloss took the biggest risk in a black-and-eggplant lace caftan worn over a teal bodysuit for what may be the most elaborate interpretation of seaside attire we’ve ever seen (perhaps she heard Cannes was a beach town and ran with it?). Twenty-eight carats of Chopard diamonds completed her look.

Zoë Saldana made her first appearance as a face of L’Oréal in a much more minimalist look: A Victoria Beckham gown with pleated detailing and gold drop earrings. Christian Louboutin heels and her favorite red lip punctuated her romantic outfit. And finally, in the “Surprise Red Carpet Appearance” category we have Kendall Jenner, who went for a graphic black-and-white number and Stuart Weitzman heels, plus an enormous amount of Chopard jewelry.

What do you think of Nicole Kidman’s day-to-night change? Who has had your favorite Cannes dress so far?

–Alex Apatoff

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Eri on

WTF Kendall,seriously?!?!

Melissa B on

WTF is Kendall Jenner doing there?

Fergie5 on

Wow if she gets anymore plastic surgery her face is going to explode. She was such a pretty girl and she is just ruining her face. Just say NO to plastic surgery, fillers, etc.

deb on

Kendall Jenner is not the issue here. In the picture of Nicole Kidman in the white dress, her face is almost unrecognizable. She has gone way too far with what I thought once was her beautiful face. No good.

Christine on

She looks fabulous!

Lynn Sweet on

What in order the good God is Nicole Kidman doing to her face….? She no longer looks like herself… :P

Gretchen on

I have no problem recognizing Nicole Kidman at all. She looks gorgeous. She is a bit older and she isn’t as thin as she used to be, and that influences her appearance a little, but I don’t see that she’s had a ton of plastic surgery. Botox, maybe………

TXMom on

Not a fan at all, but gotta give it to Kris Jenner, she’s a genius and could teach the world a lesson in going after what you want and making it happen (at what cost is up to her conscience) . Would any of the Kardashian/Jenner’s thought for a split second, say 10 years ago, that they would be walking the red carpet among true celebrities and movie stars in Cannes? I don’t think so!!!

Nikki on

Leave it to a spawn of the Kartrashian empire to trash things up simply by breathing the same air as those with actual talent. That aside, love Zoe’s dress.

ann on

These dressed are so ugly.

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