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Oscars Gown Showdown: Nicole Kidman vs. Gwyneth Paltrow -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/19/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth PaltrowGilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo; Jeffrey Mayer/Wire


The Showdown: Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga (2007) vs. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford (2012)
The Editor’s Pick: Gwyneth Paltrow
Who Made the Call?: Michelle Tan, Senior Editor
Why She Chose It:
Truth be told, I was thisclose to just tossing a coin because, in my opinion, these two fashion heavy hitters are neck-and-neck bow. Clearly both Nicole and Gwyneth understand that one strong detail can make a seemingly boring monochromatic look stand out. Nicole’s architectural bow that trailed down to the red carpet reinvented her Balenciaga into a modern work of art. And somehow Her Goopness managed to make her Tom Ford cape look less like Superman and just super sophisticated.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

Both inspired copy cat couture (See: Emma Stone‘s 2012 Giambattista Valli at the Academy Awards and Lupita Nyong’o’s 2013 Ralph Lauren at the Golden Globes) — but I have to give this one to Gwyneth. On paper her Oscars look sounds absolutely ridiculous: a white one-shoulder gown with a matching cape capped off with a low ponytail and a single cuff?! But on Paltrow, it was somehow both edgy and elegant. (Really, she deserves to win if only because she kept the gown clean and pristine the whole night. Impressive.)

Voting is now closed but click here to see who came out on top — and to weigh in on today’s matchup: Mila Kunis vs. Anne Hathaway!

Nicole Kidman: 'It's Taken Me 40-Something Years, But I Embrace the Curl'

Feb/11/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Nicole Kidman InStyleCourtesy InStyle

Nicole Kidman has been gradually shaking her “ice queen” image over the past year (how could we forget these Jimmy Choo ads?) but her most recent interview, for InStyle‘s March issue, may just shatter that perception altogether.

The star is warm, candid and funny in the interview, talking about her romantic marriage to Keith Urban and their sweet daughters together. While he often visits her on set and she and the girls frequently join him on the road, they do find themselves apart for periods of time due to their hectic work schedules. And when that happens, he works to keep the spark alive. “For every single night he’s away, he leaves me a love letter. Every single night of our relationship,” she says. “It keeps us close.”

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She credits her family for helping her embrace certain aspects of herself, like her curly hair — famous in her Days of Thunder days but straightened for almost all of her 20-plus year career. “I almost never straighten it anymore,” she says. “It’s taken me 40-something years, but I embrace the curl. My littlest daughter has the same hair. She likes it when my hair is curly, so I wear it for her.”
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Nicole Kidman Goes Topless For Her Latest Jimmy Choo Ads

Jan/09/2014 at 12:47 PM ET

Nicole Kidman Jimmy Choo Courtesy Jimmy Choo

What do you think of the shoes Nicole Kidman‘s wearing in these Jimmy Choo ads? Don’t worry, we’ll give you a moment. We know you might be a little distracted by everything else that’s happening (or not happening, we guess) in the ads.
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Nicole Kidman: 'I've Been Known to Be the Party Girl of All Party Girls'

Oct/29/2013 at 12:21 PM ET

Nicole Kidman Jimmy ChooCourtesy Jimmy Choo

You’ll often spot Nicole Kidman doing the regal and glamorous thing, or being all mysterious and elegant. But flat-out sexy? It’s not typically her scene — until now. For her second round of ads for Jimmy Choo, the actress channels 60s screen siren Brigitte Bardot, strapping on her highest heels and teasing her hair sky-high for some sultry shots.

RELATED PHOTOS: Seven shoes you’ll see on every star this fall!

Far from the icy beauty of her upcoming role as Princess Grace of Monaco, the making-of video (below) shows Kidman warm and sultry underneath a voluminous blonde, banged wig.

In the ad, she waxes rhapsodic about the shoes she poses in and admits her friends are hitting her up for a pair of Choos. Not surprisingly, her favorite pair is named “Sunday” (just like her daughter!) and she shares she’s never been afraid to wear heels, even at her statuesque 5-foot-11.

A little more surprising? The mischief she gets up to in those heels. “I like to have the luxury of putting on something really high, because I just feel sexier,” she says, adding, “if I’m in the mood, I’m the girl that will dance on the table with a snake.”
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See All of Grace Kelly's Iconic Dresses ... in Person!

Oct/25/2013 at 04:47 PM ET

white dresses, center parts, hair, short shortsCourtesy Michener Art Museum (2); Inset: Everett

If you’re mildly obsessed with Grace Kelly’s life/fashion and can’t wait for the biopic starring Nicole Kidman (we’re even considering the Halloween costume), you’re in luck. The Princess of Monaco’s famous wardrobe and other personal items will be on display as part of the new exhibit “From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly.” Read More

Is Nicole Kidman's Wrist Décor Insane, Or Are We For Thinking So?

Oct/07/2013 at 05:30 PM ET

Nicole Kidman wrist decorVincent Yu/AP

First things first: Nicole Kidman looks unbelievable in this jaw-dropping cutout halter gown, which she wore to accept an award for Best Global Actress at China’s Huading Image Awards. For someone who normally prefers prim, buttoned-up ensembles (sometimes literally), we give the statuesque star major style snaps for stepping outside her comfort zone and looking so good doing it.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more bold star style in Last Night’s Look!

Next order of business: How do we feel about the giant wrist floaties that accompany the dress? It’s a little difficult to see what’s going on with them, but they appear to be giant drapey bracelets that connect to the dress in the back via a thin strap — like a shrug, but lower and less likely to keep you warm. On one hand, they’re definitely high fashion, on the other, they’re sort of superfluous on a dress that bares so much skin.

We don’t want to DQ Kidman from our “best dressed” list on a technicality like funky wrist sleeves, so we need to get your take on them before we make our final call. Are floppy fabric bracelets the new black?

–Alex Apatoff

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Nicole Kidman's Jimmy Choo Campaign: See the Exclusive First Photos

Jul/01/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Nicole Kidman Jimmy Choo AdCourtesy Jimmy Choo

Your Monday morning is about to get a little brighter, StyleWatchers! Nicole Kidman’s hotly-anticipated campaign for Jimmy Choo has finally arrived. And we have all the scoop on the sexy new ads from the label’s creative director…and the actress herself!

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