Nicole Kidman in black McQueen for the Cannes jury photocall: somber or sexy?

I swear, you are going to be sick of Nicole Kidman within a week. Trust me. She’s going to be everywhere during the Cannes Film Festival. But for now, we can enjoy the fashion p0rn. Here are some photos of Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg (and Daniel Auteuil) at the photocall for the Cannes Film Festival jury. Spielberg is the jury chairman or whatever. Other jury members include: Christoph Waltz, Vidya Balan and Ang Lee. Do you think Ang Lee and Spielberg get along? I imagine they’re probably friendly and have a great deal of respect for one another, but let’s try to stir up some boy drama anyway.

We already saw Nicole at the Cannes Jury Dinner last night – she wore a sparkly little frock which was okay. I had an issue with her hair (she flat-ironed and did a center-part) and her Botox/lip injections. As you can see in these photos, whatever work Nicole has had done to her face is much less noticeable when her makeup and hair are styled “softer”. The hairstyle really compliments her, and the effect is that her lip tragedy is less noticeable. I really like her dress too – this is a great choice for the start of Cannes. She can do glamour and sparkles for the evening, but I like that she went for a more professional/somber look for the photocall. She looks like a sexy widow. It’s a hot look. Update: finally got the designer ID on the dress, it’s Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Spring 2013. It’s one of the better pieces I’ve seen from Burton.

Should we say anything about her bolt-ons? CB kind of thinks Nicole’s style went a little bit haywire when she got them, and that’s a solid theory. For years, Nicole was the slim, small-breasted woman who could wear anything. I think she’s struggling with how to dress her bigger boobs now. Also: how GD short is Steven Spielberg?! Or is Nicole just THAT tall?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Maggie says:

    Wow! I think she’s beautiful.

  2. neelyo says:

    Her hair is giving me Ellie Mae Clampett vibes.

  3. Willa says:

    She looks nice! Like the hair and makeup.

  4. sharylmj says:

    love love love how she looks here!! she’s relaxed, love her hair and dress!!she must be THAT tall because she’s towering over everyone in that picture..

  5. Helvetica says:

    The top is really interesting on that dress. I like the shoes.

    Spielberg looks great in his grey suit.

  6. Charlotte says:

    She always has a blue tinge to her lips, like she’s on the brink of hypothermia. She looks lovely, however

  7. ClaireB says:

    Daniel Auteuil not Steven Auteuil..she looks lovely !

    • Claudia says:

      lol I was going to chime in to say the exact same thing– it’s Daniel, not Steven! Please correct this, he’s an amazing actor and I love his movies so, so much :)

      Nicole looks great here, she’s a naturally striking woman– she doesn’t need the LA treatment. I wish she would give it up altogether. Your lips were lovely the way they used to be!

  8. Lipsy says:

    Ditto everyone else!

    Wow I haven’t seen her look this good in a very long time. You’re right, I love the soft hair on her! It softens her tight face.

  9. ElodieDeSade says:

    Christoph Waltz… LE swoon!!!!!

  10. Lulu.T.O. says:

    I like the look, but suspect her makeup would looked troweled on in person.

  11. The Original G says:

    I’ve been hoping she’s ditch the over-done granny hair for some time. She look 10 year younger without that hairband and that overly set do.

  12. Redheadwriter says:

    Either she got bigger bolt-ons or a heckuva good bra.

  13. bns says:

    LOVE it!

    I’m so glad she’s on the jury because I love her style. Can’t wait to see what else she wears.

  14. mercy says:

    She is finally starting to look like herself again, thank goodness. Her hairstyle is meh, but I like the warmer colour. She never looked quite right as a blonde and I’m having a hard time imagining her as Grace Kelly. I like the neckline of the dress, but not the sleeves.

  15. boredbrit says:

    OMG, she looks like Naomi watts in the third photo…

  16. zazane says:

    The french actor’s name is Daniel Auteuil, not Steven Auteuil, btw. ;)

  17. Marta says:

    Wow! I think she is looking awesome here !!!!

  18. maggiegrace says:

    I’m not her biggest fan, but I think she looks like a goddess here. Well done!

  19. AManda says:

    She looks great. She is doing way less stuff to her eyes and forehead area. She looks so much more natural and pretty.

  20. Aqua says:

    I’ll always love her no matter what!I love this look from top to bottom but I still wish her hair was more on the natural red color it use to make her fair skin and blue eyes pop.

  21. Apples says:

    I thought I noticed a strange discoloration in her upper gums in yesterday’s photos. Could that be why she has done so much to her upper lip to make her smile not so gummy and keep it covered?
    She’s a great actress who very much deserves to be in that voting panel.

  22. lylaooo says:

    oohh i adore Christoph Waltz !!

  23. Kate says:

    Nicole looks good. I like that she’s not super emaciated.

    Christoph Waltz — swoon.

    And I just adore Ang Lee. Have for years.

  24. Loren says:

    Yes, She’s that tall and even more beautiful in person without hair and make up done. she’s amazing.

    • loveisthecoal says:

      A friend of mine saw her in Starbucks once and said the same. He was pretty dumbstruck!

      On an unrelated note, it disturbs me that Christoph Waltz is more than twice my age and I still swoon over him. Damn but he is fine!

  25. Janet says:

    The dress is so-so; the sleeves distract from the overall cut.

    Love the shoes.

  26. dahlianoir says:

    My FAVORITE EVER IN EVER actress is there too ! Lovely sari Miss Vidya Balan :D

    Nicole is ok though.

    Vidyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *swoon*

  27. Reece says:

    The dress is nice. Her face looks better. I think she IS that tall and in heels and he’s shorter than average. And old you know you start shrinking after a while.

    Those are bolt-ons? I thought they were chicken cutlets. She looks more stuffed n padded not added, to me.

  28. Lee says:

    Nicole looks beautiful here! What a figure. And a much more natural face. Wish her hair was darker red though.

    I have to second the opinion that she well deserves to be on this panel.

  29. MBP says:

    The dress is meh, but for some reason I love the shoes. And the sari in the bottom picture (though I don’t know the lady wearing it).

  30. Random says:

    I think she’s finally ‘recovering’from messing with her face. She’s looking more and more beautiful again. And she dresses so well.

  31. akua says:

    I think she looks fine, but I don’t really think it’s possible for her to look sexy anymore – too much botox/plastic surgery and too thin.

  32. Green Is Good says:

    I love Spielberg’s ensemble. He’s wearing the hell out of it! Nice departure from a basic black tux.

    Oops, it’s daytime. Sorry! No tuxes during the day!

  33. Debbie says:

    Props to Nic for finally getting the face work right. She looks like herself again. Ish.

  34. RHONYC says:



    NIC’S. GOT. BACK! :lol:

  35. Dawn says:

    Wow! She looks great. This is what dressing with class looks like at least to me. She looks very appropriate as well.

  36. Fue McCormick says:

    I don’t know what it is about Kidman, but I’ve got such a girl crush. She always seems so elegant to me. I think her taste in clothes, for the most part, totally sucks, but she always looks good … even in icky looking stuff (in the close-up, the top of this black dress is strange.) I don’t mind some tweeks to her face (in moderation) but the bigger boobs astound me. She always seemed so comfortable in her “original” skinny, flat-chested body so I was pretty shocked when she got implants. I’m wondering if it was something Keith wanted? … and maybe she just gave in to make him happy …? (I wish she’d put some shine in her hair … it looks pretty dry.)

  37. KellyinSeattle says:

    I don’t like her hair color, but other than that, spectacular. I have a crush on her husband, too.

  38. RN says:

    How unnerving to see a woman that age without a line on her face or neck. It’s very disconcerting and unnatural. That’s not beauty; there’s no character.

  39. Emily says:

    That dress looks really uncomfortable. How does it stay up? Is it glued to her shoulders?

    Vidya Balan looks amazing. Her outfit looks comfortable, pretty, and professional, and I would like it in my closet please.

  40. Jessica says:

    ooh la la looking fabulous!

  41. Decloo says:

    God, I love this dress. Do you think it’s ready-to-wear? Where can I get it? Anyone?

  42. Auj says:

    I think she looks lovely. She is workin a L’wren Scott thing there with all those short people. :)

  43. DoMaJoReMc says:


  44. yas says:

    She looks like Heath Ledger’s character in The Patriot with that hair.

  45. xxzeon says:

    She could wear burlap….she is incredibly beautiful!

  46. Flower says:

    I think she looks lovely but the unusual neckline emphasises the implants.

  47. nancypants says:

    I think her hair is a mess.
    Honestly, that’s about what my hair looks like when I roll out of bed and I’ve been thinking my hair looks dry and damaged lately and it looks better than that.

    I miss redhead Nicole!

    Anyway, she is a pretty woman and it looks like she’s finally eased-up on the Botox and fillers.

    I’d like the dress if it wasn’t for the bell sleeves.

    Do you really think she has bolt-ons?
    I’m not seeing it.
    Maybe she got a boob-lift but JUST a boob-lift will actually make your boobs look smaller.

    Maybe it’s her bra.
    I once tried on one of those Miracle Bras and I thought it was going to strangle me.

  48. phlyfiremama says:

    I agree with the majority~she looks better than she has in a decade!! The bolt ons are tragic; and you can tell her face is approaching Joan Rivers surgery proportions, in pictures with a side/angled view. Yikes!!

  49. Katebush says:

    this is the best ive seen her look.. has she stopped with the botox? her face looks beautiful less frozen and harsh..

  50. Love's Bitch says:

    Can anyone name a more overrated director than Spielberg? I can’t.

  51. Larissa says:

    In LOVE with that neckline. Amazing!

  52. Nymeria says:

    Am I naughty for thinking she’s wearing padded undies here?

    And I had no idea Steven Spielberg was so short. For some reason, I always pictured him as being 6’3″ or so.