Nicole Kidman in plunging Louis Vuitton at the UNICEF Ball: pretty or tragic?

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Here are some photos from last night’s UNICEF Ball in LA. David Beckham was being honored with the Humanitarian Leadership Award for his years of work with UNICEF. The event was pretty well-attended, as you can see, and the event was sponsored by Louis Vuitton and as such, most of the women wore LV. Like Nicole Kidman up there. Kidman used to be such a major style star, but over the past five years or so, her style has been all over the place. I’m not really a fan of this shiny blue dress with the plunging V-neck. It could have been sexy on another woman, maybe… but on Nicole, it looks awful. Her hair looks stiff and terrible, her face is immobile, and so the dress reads as “1980s game show hostess.” Like, Vanna White would wear this.

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Here’s David Beckham, the man of the night, looking lovely.

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Miranda Kerr in Louis Vuitton. Out of all the LV looks last night, this was actually one of my favorites. I know she just wanted to show off her legs, but this was just one of the best looks.

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Selena Gomez’s Louis Vuitton was my other favorite LV look. It’s not that I absolutely love this dress, I just think the laser-cut leather looks surprisingly cool. Selena surprisingly pulls this off really well.

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Jennifer Connolly in Louis Vuitton. Right up there with Kidman’s LV for the worst of the night. I don’t get how this is a style?

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It wouldn’t be a red carpet if Mariah Carey wasn’t falling out of a dress. This is Louis Vuitton as well – it’s okay. Meh. She looks like she’s lost some weight. Being in love with a billionaire will do that.

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Angie Harmon in Naeem Khan. A pretty typical ball gown, but Angie wears it well. It reads as classic and a little boring. If I’m nitpicking, I would say that she should have done her hair differently. Something less poofy.

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Michelle Rodriguez in a simple red gown… she looks nice. Also not groundbreaking, but a decent look.

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Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. minx says:

    No, just NO.

    • BossyKat says:

      I thought that was Carly Fiorina in a ball gown.

      I had hoped Nicole was going to lay off her face and let it rest into some semblance of normalcy. Sadly, I guess it’s an addiction.

    • Rachel says:

      All those LV dresses look like they’re made out of garbage bags. So I would add a hell to the no.

    • BossyKat says:

      Re Nicole: I thought that was Carly Fiorina in a ball gown.

      I had hoped Nicole was going to lay off her face and let it rest into some semblance of normalcy. Sadly, I guess it’s an addiction.

      Michelle Rodriguez, and Angie Harmon look amazing. Go away Selena Gomez with the laser cut dress. Mariah looks okay..she needs volume in that limp hair though. Connelly is swimming in her dress, but I kinda like it too.

    • MsGoblin says:

      So many dresses….so little taste.

    • JudyK says:

      What in the hell has she done to her face!!! I hate her taste in clothes…lack thereof.

  2. Josephine says:

    The cut is doing nothing for Nicole’s chest, but I love the color. A more flattering top half and the dress would be very pretty.

    To me, Selena is the real winner here.

    And for goodness sake, Mariah’s hair is doing nothing for her. She needs a haircut!

    • Azurea says:

      It looks to me like Nicole had her implants removed!

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Yes, and instead it looks like they greased her chest up with alot of Crisco.

      • Mel says:

        YES Jennifer – WHY is she slathered with god-knows-what? I mean, even if she’s sweaty for some reason – a little powder would have gone a long way.

      • Eggland's worst says:

        Her chest looks like it came off a mannequin.

      • Mudflaps says:

        I think its her chest that makes her outfit look weird. Nic’s chest is so boney and shiny that its distracting. The dress itself is pretty

      • tmc says:

        her chest area looks very pasty and shiny, as others have said. and looking at a 1997 pic of her in a chartreuse galliano at oscars that someone else mentioned… the bust area is much much larger.

      • holly says:

        Looks like Nicole now has a plastic chest, to match her plastic face.

      • Carol says:

        I think as you get older the skin on your chest area thins out. So, if you are very thin, then your chest area may look bony.

      • sensible says:

        I was going to say the same thing. Especially because her boobs were so massive in Paddington they actually distracted me, because we all knew Nic aint no double D. She annoys me the most out of all the plasttic surgery addicts….mainly I guess because she presents as being above all that. And she used to be beautiful, it’s a waste.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      To me Selena is the worst dressed. What an ugly dress,

  3. The other paige says:

    The dress is awful but the tragedy is what she did to her face.

    • Birdix says:

      Her chest is a little alarming too–can you Botox your décolletage? Because her chest looks like a Barbie.

      • the_blonde_one says:

        I am not even joking- I didn’t read the article in full because I NEEDED to scroll down and make the comment about ‘botox chest’ , ‘malibu ken chest’.

      • doofus says:

        it does look a bit plastic/prosthetic, doesn’t it?

        wonder if she’s wearing a fake one like Ricardo Montalbon in Wrath of Khan.

      • Hawkeye says:

        @the_blonde_one “malibu Ken chest” is exactly right! Admittedly though, I’m not a fan of that deep plunge to the navel look.

      • Poisonous Lookalike says:

        Yes, that’s exactly what caught my eye as well. She looks totally plastic here.

    • V4Real says:

      I can’t feel my face when I’m with you…because of Botox.

      • QQ says:

        when i stop Laughing , I’m going to beat your ass for this LOLOLOLOLOOLO

        also : the dress isn’t bad, as much sh!t as I give her for looking like a freeze dried Corpse This dress actually is one of the more interesting things she’s done in a minute

        Also Love that we aren’t gonna call out Mariah “brief disappearance” from the limelight a few weeks before aspen time as it correlates to her “weight loss” LOL Lainey noticed this too!

      • V4Real says:

        That’s my song for all the frozen face starlets out there.

        I had to look again. Mimi did drop a few pounds.

    • doofus says:

      yeah, my first reaction was “what happened to her face?!” that pic with her hand on her hip?…egad she looks terrible. at least the worm-lip has subsided. that always freaked me out.

      Angie Harmon looks REALLY skinny…must be the Divorce Diet.

  4. Shambles says:

    Selena is stunning. I’ve been developing a major girl crush on her.

  5. Gina says:

    Hmm, I love Nicole’s dress, but not on her. On Charlize Theron it would be a showstopper.

    Also love Angie Harmon’s dress, just pull it up a tad.

    Hate everything else, especially Miranda Kerr’s puffball dress with the pointless sheer bit. Selena Gomez looks uncomfortable and that dress looks too heavy.

    • antipodean says:

      I couldn’t help but notice that under the bodice of Miranda Kerr’s dress it looks like someone has left a label of some sort on, like the price label you get on things. It is driving me nutty just looking at it. Do I need my eyes tested? I would have thought that, at one of these “high fashion” dos, this would be a glaring rookie mistake.

  6. Kiki says:

    Wveryone is going to hate me for this but I thibk LV should go back to doing handbags. This fashion couture is just not cutting it. It lookes terrible on Alicia Vikander, what makes anyone thinks that it looks good on them. Gees

  7. Lucy says:

    I really like Miranda’s little dress. And this is not my favorite look on Selena, but she’s currently killing it, so it’s all good.

  8. iGotNothin says:

    I’m all for natural beauty, but it looks like Michelle Rodriguez isn’t even trying.

    • Embee says:

      Right? I actually really like the dress on her if she had done SOMETHING with her (gorgeous) hair and put on some lipstick and a pair of statement earrings!

      • Velvet Elvis says:

        Michelle seriously needs to up her style game with some accessories, or at least do something…anything, with her hair or makeup. She always shows up like this..looking like she just dgaf. Clearly, playing dress up is not her thing.

    • WTW says:

      Yes, Michelle has an incredible physique, and this dress does nothing for her. There’s way too much material.

      • KBeth says:

        I could not agree more. Michelle has a fantastic body but this dress isn’t at all flattering.
        Poor Nicole, she used to be breathtaking…now she looks waxy & wears ugly dresses.
        Angie Harmon looks good.

  9. MeeMow says:

    Dear Nicole and Michelle – plunging neckline OR biscuit grazing slit. Not both. Please choose one. Thanks.

  10. kibbles says:

    There are some people who are attractive but not sexy. I would add Nicole Kidman to that list. She should never wear plunging necklines. She’d be better off simply showing her long legs. I felt the same way about Lupita Nyongo’s plunging 2014 Oscar dress. Both women are slim and have other assets they can show off, but their chest area is not one of them.

  11. SamiHami says:

    Selena Gomez for the win here. She looks great. I also like Angie Harmon’s look. I hate what Kidman is wearing, as well as Rodriguez; they are just too low cut. That seems to be a thing now. I hope that trend dies off soon. The rest are meh at best.

    • vauvert says:

      Agree. Love Selena and Angie looks fabulous. Everyone else… yikes. I have a relative who wears LV head to toe and I always hate it. I swear it’s about the “look at the brand” and they don’t care who it looks. And she is very slim and toned, can carry anything but somehow looks horrid in LV. Occasionally I like the shoes, and I do own bags and like them, but I would never buy any of their clothes. they seriously need to either give it up or get someone who can design.

    • Poisonous Lookalike says:

      Agree on all counts. If I were younger, I’d love to have Selena’s dress, plus a shorter version in another vibrant color.

  12. zinjojo says:

    Was Victoria Beckham there since David was being honored?

    None of these looks are very good. Nicole’s dress doesn’t fit well and that huge expanse of chest doesn’t do anything for her. Fitted better, slightly shorter sleeves and a reworked neckline, and it could be a pretty, although shiny, dress. And while we know she’s been messing with her face for many years now, what’s going on with her hair? The color is so washed out and meh when it used to be fabulous.

  13. Chinoiserie says:

    Nicole’s leg looks strange, it is like it is her only leg. If this photo was photoshopped I would blame that but is just the angle I guess.

    Selena’s dress is the best even if I feel it is not completely her.

  14. Pamspam says:

    Think of the CHILDREN!! Where’s that Bonnie lady with her tweet of outrage? :)

  15. Bros says:

    I love nicole’s dress, but the necklace is absolutely dull next to it and should have been a color. Rodriquez looks like she is in her nightgown and woke up 20 min ago and rolled in the door. I wish someone would have worn nicole’s dress to the golden globes. It’s really really beautiful.

  16. Karen says:

    Nicole needs to ditch that blonde. Even strawberry -blonde would make her look so much fresher. She looks pale and washed out.

    Mariah lost a lot of weight. But I want to give that flat hair a tossle. It’s too severe.

  17. QQ says:

    I Love Jennifer Connelly, as such I want her to make a collection with Amanda Peet and Maggie Gyllenhaal and have them all spring for a stylist… they all deserve much better

  18. Crumpet says:

    Why tragic? Because she is over 30? Michelle Rodriguez has the same neckline, but she gets a pass? Nicole has always had alabaster skin, maybe people are so used to seeing spray tans that they think her skin looks weird.

  19. alice says:

    Why nobody talked about the very weird fact that she didn’t attend Keith’s father funeral? that was so weird, your husband’s father funeral is an event you HAVE to attend, specially when he always supported you in every event, superfluous or not.

  20. Mgsota says:

    What happened to Nicole’s hair?? Where did it all go? She used to have a full head of hair and now it looks like she’s lost 70% of it.

    • holly hobby says:

      You lose hair with drastic weight loss. Age too.

    • JoJo says:

      Totally, totally agree! Her hair almost looks like spun cotton candy-super fine and wispy. I would associate her hair with an eighty year old woman, not someone her age.

  21. db says:

    I actually love the color on Nicole, but the proportions are totally wrong for her.

  22. Mar says:

    Angie and Selena for the win!!!!!

  23. Suzanne says:

    I love her and her husband…but NO to the dress and NO NO NO to the hairstyle. She looks like she’s all boney and her cleavage is OFF…That is not a flattering (FLAT tearing) look for her at all.

  24. suzanne says:

    I hate those plunging open-chest dresses with the fire of a thousand suns. Gross!!!

  25. seesittellsit says:

    Tragic, ditto the hair, and ditto most of the other outfits. Angie Harmon is the only one who looks put together – it’s too bad that “put together” translates as “boring” to some.

  26. Jayna says:

    Her lips are back thin. Her face is thin like when younger, not big apple filler cheeks. Her eyebrows are down, not botoxed frozen up.

    I think she would probably look nice if it weren’t for that awful hair. It ages her because it’s not flattering.

    The dress doesn’t work that great on her, although it is beautiful.

  27. JenniferJustice says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Nicole’s hair looks like it’s majorly thinning? Seriously, in that second pic, all I see is Norman Bates’ wig when he’s being his old lady mother.

  28. Minxx says:

    Jesus.. her chest looks plastic! What the hell is going on there? I’m afraid to look, seriously.. Does anyone remember Nichole in that fabulous chartreuse Galliano at the Oscars? She was a goddess then. :(

  29. Anguishedcorn says:

    What in the wide wide world of sports is going on with Nicole’s CHEST? I thought it was a wax figurine… seriously, that’s messed up. It doesn’t look like flesh.

  30. Carrie says:

    In my opinion, you have EITHER a plunging neckline or a high slit. It’s too much if you have both. I do like dress’ vivid color on Nicole. She looks wonderful in the rich jewel tones. David Beckham looks yummy as usual :) .

  31. holly hobby says:

    Ugh no to the dress and hair. Nicole, honey, why did you allow someone to do this to you? Don’t even get me started on her face. I’m sad every time I see her stiff face.

  32. Rockin Robin says:

    I think the dress is gorgeous…her body looks waxy and creepy. Everyone else is MEH.

  33. What's inside says:

    I like the color red. None of these dresses were up to scratch. Also, I want to echo the resounding question: What the hell did Nicole do to her face? Mariah needs to go away. Miranda is a fashion model, but did no one help her pick out a dress?

  34. Jesme says:

    In my humble opinion, I say David Beckham had the best look of the night ….and he didn’t even have to expose any of his body parts to achieve it ….sigh !