Nicole Kidman in colorful Gucci at the SAGs: lovely, fun or just awful?


I had a moment while watching the SAG red carpet show where I thought “Oh, maybe Nicole Kidman looks sort of normal?” But no, it’s pretty much the same as it’s been for years. Nicole wore this colorful Gucci gown to the SAGs because she was – no joke – nominated for that terrible Grace of Monaco movie. Even Kidman seemed to know it was a joke too, at least I hope she did. So, let me say some nice stuff about her… while she’s still Botoxing and filler-ing, it doesn’t look as intense as it once was. And I feel like Nicole was trying to have fun with this Gucci and that works in her favor – she seems lighter and happier. Something mean: this dress is kind of fug.




Queen Latifah won a SAG for her role in Bess. She’s always so lovely, and while I don’t think her Michael Costello gown is really notable, she looks pretty and pulled-together. She should buy this gown and re-wear it, actually. It’s really flattering.


Priyanka Chopra in Monique Lhuillier. Was it smart to match her lipstick exactly to the shade of pink in her bridesmaid’s dress? Hm. She’s a beautiful woman, but she might need a new stylist.



Julia Louis Dreyfus also wore Monique Lhuillier. Totally boring dress, but now that she’s presented with Keegan Michael Key, I really want them to work together.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. InvaderTak says:

    Upcycled circus tent. The rest look good if boring.

    • Jane says:


    • Esmom says:

      I was thinking Pottery Barn kids girl circus bedding, lol.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      From the neck up, I think she looks great. I’m so glad she’s tinting her hair with the strawberry shade again. The pure blonde just washes the life out of her.

    • Bridget says:

      I actually think it’s kind of cool – those aren’t actually ruffles, they’re just drawn on. It’s supposed to be a little silly.

    • Elyna says:

      Nicole’s dress reminds me of a less “daring” version of F.K.A. Twigs dress. Something about the colours and outline. Agree with her hair tint going in a positive direction.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      This is the best she’s looked in years. Her face doesn’t looked so jacked and her hair is gorgeous. Even the dress, although, yes, a bit clown collar patterned, is fresh and light. I like it.

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    Nicole’s dress is hideous. Priyanka looks awful, like a dated pageant queen.

    Keegan-Michael Key is really attractive, I’ve never noticed that before.

  3. Kristen says:

    The whites of Nicole’s eyes are a terrifying watery pink color. The dress is bad too.

    • Original Kay says:

      I noticed that too. It’s disconcerting.

      Does Nicole get a pass for her awful sausage curls?

      • Esmom says:

        I think her hair looks terrible, like a Kate Middleton wig in a reddish shade.

      • smcollins says:

        I agree that Nicole’s hair was not looking too great. She has (had) the most beautiful curly hair. I’m sure it required a lot of maintenance to keep it from being too frizzy, but still. And don’t get me started on her husband’s hair. His hair has always irked me. It’s just so….ugh. Hate it!

    • mindydopple says:

      Maybe she decided to smoke a little something before the awards show. I would lIke her more if she did!

    • Ollie says:

      Nicole has bloodshot eyes for years now :( That + her fair botoxy skin and blonde hair always makes her look sickly on there carpet

      • Mgsota says:

        Looks like Nicole got some much needed extensions. The last red carpet she was on, her hair was soooo thin. It was alarming.

      • LeAnn Stinks says:

        Yes, I always wondered what happened to her face that was covered in freckles? She claims they “disappeared” after she started using sunscreen. Oh, really?

        I have know quite a few redheads with freckled faces, and using sunscreen, did nothing to help their freckles fade. So, I wonder if it is makeup or if she had chemical peels? Her skin is so porcelain, it doesn’t look real.

      • Bridget says:

        It depends on if they’re actual freckles or just sunspots. I never really looked closely enough at her skin to tell.

    • Greenieweenie says:

      Aww. Don’t hate on something Nicole has no control over. That’s kind of a classic redhead thing. I don’t know if it’s because redheads are overwhelmingly fair, but it’s quite common to have reddish skin (like reddish knuckles on your hands, say) and your eyes can appear bloodshot. I just recognize this because my mom is a redhead. So is Nicole, although she’s tried to make herself out as a ginger/blonde for years. She’s a redhead with pale skin that freckles.

      You can make freckles fade. I had dark ones on my face as a child and now they’re barely visible. But you can’t make them go away completely–you’d have to bleach. And she had a lot on her arms…those are harder to make go away. I think she bleached. And she fills her upper lip, in particular, because it goes so far above her gum line. I think she was a ball of insecurities but she was always so beautiful!

  4. dr mantis toboggan says:

    Love nicole’s necklace. The dress looks like a little girl’s dress

  5. Elisa the I. says:

    Wow, these dresses are all pretty bad.
    I like Priyanka Chopra’s make-up and Nicole Kidman’s hair. :)

  6. Jayna says:

    I didn’t mind it compared to some really fugtastic gowns at the ceremony. The only thing I don’t like were the ruffles out to the side of her bust. Glad to see her hair back to red.

    The big surprise of the night. Demi Moore knocked it out of the park. Wow. And it was a Zac Posen from her closet from his second season collection. What a figure. I was glad to see her hair up for a change.

    The lighting at the SAG awards was the best I’ve ever seen. It made everyone look flawless facewise.

  7. Minxx says:

    Definitely the worst dress of the evening, hands down. No, maybe Chopra’s dress was uglier, but oh.. what happened to my Nicole? She used to be so fashionable – can anyone remember her Galliano from 1997? Chartreuse with embroidery and mink?
    Her face looks better though, there is almost a shade of old Nicole there.
    QL looked fine, very good dress on her.
    Julia – meh, but not bad either. A bit too girly though.

  8. Sisi says:

    so far, all the dresses are quite underwhelming imo. Are people saving up the better ones for Oscar/Vanity Fair? I truly hope so, but the past few years the Oscars have been underwhelming too :(

    I think Kidman is currently filming with Reese Witherspoon, so perhaps her face is more natural because of that production. Her hair hasn’t looked this good in ages though.

    • Minxx says:

      I’m so glad she’s back to raspberry blond, she looks much better, less washed-out here. But this is another terrible dress on Nicole. Her fashion sense took a nose dive in the last 5 years or so.

  9. kibbles says:

    Nicole looks beautiful in a Madame Tussaud’s wax figure way. Even though she looks good in some photographs, she looks more like a mannequin than a living human being in others. Priyanka’s makeup and dress are awful and cheap. Queen Latifah looks good.

  10. Carmen says:

    Queen Latifah shows everybody else how it’s done. I’ve yet to see her on the Red Carpet when she didn’t look drop-dead beautiful and everything pulled together right.

    Priyanka Chopra has gorgeous hair and eyebrows and that’s it.

    Kidman? Oh honey, puh-leeeeeze…..

    • Lors says:

      Yes, Latifah was beautiful

    • Kori says:

      She’s always one of my favorites on the red carpet. I think she’s a really beautiful woman and she dresses fabulously for her figure–for any figure really–and doesn’t hide in shapeless tents or dress all wrong for her curves. Love, love.

  11. CornyBlue says:

    PC is so pretty i do not get why she is doing this. Her style for Bollywood awards are always on point she needs to take that team to LA

  12. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Nicole’s dress, yeah, no. Like the necklace, though. I saw a picture of her husband when his hair wasn’t in that center part, and he looked like a completely different person, not in a good way.

    I used to like Monique Lhuillier, but for the last couple of years she has gone off the rails.

  13. Jayna says:

    Nicole’s face and hair color looks like the old Nicole, the Nicole I loved.

  14. Jayna says:

    Queen Latifah never ages.

    • Josephine says:

      Agreed, and she seems to get better with age. She looked very beautiful. I think people forget that she was a trailblazer. I love the Queen!

  15. Sarah01 says:

    Queen Latifah looks the best! Again no overdoing it.

  16. Sarah01 says:

    Queen Latifah looks the best! Again no overdoing it. Classy and simple.

  17. taxi says:

    Queen looks great! Nicole might be wearing her favorite nightie?

  18. Ellie66 says:

    I think Nicole looks nice her husband on the other hand looks ummmm odd his hair is Justin bieberish and he has more fillers and Botox than her.

    • Mimz says:

      I know right? I was watching the Live show on E! and he looked so tight in the face, it’s ridiculous and that hair!!! No!
      Nicole, although wearing a dress that is not of my taste, looked completely comfortable and for the very first time in a long long time, you could see her face, her forehead moving! I think her overall statuesque figure and facial features contribute to the frozen look, but she is so much better these days. Reminded me of her Moulin Rouge days. Her hair looks great too.

  19. cleveland girl says:

    Nicole looks amazing – I don’t love the dress, but I thinks SHE looks great. Beautiful hair extensions!

  20. Kezia says:

    I really like Nicole’s dress but then I loooove sequins, especially colourful ones. I also love the mesh material underneath and that the black folds make the dress look kind of Pop-Art(y). If it was on someone less tweaked and lost the Hideous jewellery maybe I wouldn’t be on my own here?!

    • sills says:

      LOL I thought I was alone til I got to your comment! I don’t hate this dress at all, I find it whimsical and pretty, if a bit too ruffly. (Also it might just be the relief of seeing her face look somewhat more like herself.) Love the jewelry too.

    • Josephine says:

      I like it, too — on her, and possibly her alone. Very few people could wear this dress. To me, it’s very 1970′s, and I think it works for her very slim, very straight figure. She looks comfortable and happy, which is always attractive. And some color is always nice.

    • Ingrid says:

      I actually really liked her dress, it’s fun. She’s so tall and so beautiful she can pull it off. Her hair looks great, i’m glad she’s going for a reddish hue again and she really looked like she was having a nice time too.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Count me in as another person who liked it. It was fun, whimsical, and quite lovely on her. It might be her hair, but I think she looked wonderful

  21. Danielle says:

    I really like Nicole’s dress! I thought it was fun and different. Beautiful colors.

  22. Christin says:

    Nicole’s resting face looks more like it used to. Not sure if the movement is still there.

    • mayamae says:

      I think she looks great here, but her top lip seems permanently ruined. I don’t think that’s fixable.

  23. Cupcake says:

    God help me I love Nicole’s dress! It really comes together for me, it’s an unusual style for sequins and the colors are so fun. Queen looks stunning and sleek in her expertly-tailored gown. They both get As!!!

  24. Triple Cardinal says:

    Nicole really hasn’t dressed well since L’Wren Scott died. She knew how to dress Nicole’s figure in a spectacular way. Here Nicole’s dressing in too many layers. With ruffles and sequins, to boot. It looks awful.

    I like the color of her wig, but the style is dated. All in all, not impressive.

  25. Mollie says:

    Nicole’s face looks pretty, and I love her hair. The redder it is, the prettier she looks.
    I’m always searching for the Nicole that I first loved in “Dead Calm”, and for me, it’s about not bleaching her hair too light. I think she looks softer and prettier than she has in a long time.

  26. HK9 says:

    Nicole looks great (although thoroughly botoxed) from the neck up, but the dress, it looks like it was designed by a package of Sweet Tarts candy-just NO.

  27. KBeth says:

    I love Julia Louis Dreyfus’s dress! I particularly like the cut/length.
    I can’t decide if I like Nicole’s dress.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      I thought JLD looked washed out. She usually has such great hair/makeup at these award shows…. I was disappointed in her look this time.

  28. Bridget says:

    I was really pleased that Nicole’s lips looked normal, and she seemed the least Botox that she’s been in a long time. Wonder if she’s finally having a tough time getting parts on account of the distracting work?

  29. Tania says:

    I was waiting for someone to throw a bouquet at Priyanka. What a terrible dress. Nicole’s bat brows seem to have relaxed a little, despite appearing as if she’s been cryogenically frozen. Queen looks GORGEOUS.

  30. Robin says:

    Queen Latifah looks beautiful. Keith Urban always looks like he cut his hair with a weed whacker and then forgot to wash it. Nicole Kidman looks like a wax figure.

  31. anne says:

    Nicole was beautiful

  32. ell says:

    nicole looks much better imo, she’s not getting as much stuff done anymore . unfortunately i think some work she had like 10 years ago is never going to go away, so she’s always going to look a bit off. i have nothing to say about that dress, as in i have no words. gucci’s latest stuff is actually rather lovely and different, but this dress is just too much.

    Julia Louis Dreyfus is gorgeus, but i never like her outfits.

  33. themummy says:

    Actually…I LOVE Nicole’s dress. I love the material, the fit, the style…everything except *maybe* the colors.

  34. AlmondJoy says:

    Priyanka… The face is perfection. The dress is a no.

    The Queen 🙌🏾

    Nicole Kidman I just can’t with you 😩

  35. kri says:

    Queen Latifah’s skin…OMG. It is like velvet, cocoa rich beauty. It is unreal. But it is all natural. I have seen her without makeup (when I lived in New Orleans) and her skin was lovely. And she looked amazing last night. So vibrant, and sexy.

  36. Camille says:

    I don’t love Nicole’s dress, but that is the prettiest (face/hair wise) that she has looked in a looooooooooog time. Her face doesn’t look as messed up as it once did, I hope she starts to relax a bit on the botox etc.

  37. Josefina says:

    It looks taken straight out of a Barbie movie. And Nicole herself looks so plastic these days, it’s kinda perfect in an odd way.

  38. Reece says:

    Monique L always, ALWAYS looks bridal to me.
    Queen looks good, not memorable but good.
    I like the top of Nicole’s dress. It just dies somewhere in the middle of the skirt.

  39. Allie May says:

    All the women look beautiful and I love Nicole’s dress.

  40. FuefinaWG says:

    I think NK’s dress is awful but I’m glad she’s gone back to a reddish color on her hair. IMO she should go a little darker on the red; it really is the best color for her.

  41. fiona says:

    Nicole’s face looks incredible in these shots, her hair looks beautiful as well. I’d rather have some botox and fillers than to not, who cares if she looks this incredible!

  42. What's inside says:

    This was the best Nicole has looked in a long time – again, not just anyone could wear this dress and pull it off, but she is at least borderline with making it look good. The material is beautiful though I do not care for the pattern. Queen Latifah looked really good, but did not like Julia’s red carpet contribution.

  43. Anare says:

    Nicole Kidman looks lovely. I like that dress. It’s whimsical in just the right way. Looks light and floaty. Queen Latifah is so beautiful and that dress is great. Very regal.

  44. annna says:

    I like Nicole’s dress. It’s fun. I want to know what her real looks like under that wig..

  45. raincoaster says:

    Nicole’s dress is very “my drunk auntie at a party in 1972″ and thus I love it. It doesn’t take itself seriously, but it’s also a lot of very pretty colours and sequins together, and it has nice lines. I don’t generally like those “drawn on” ruffles that are big this year, but that’s because they always seem to end up on a dress that’s too serious. This dress says “I’d get drunk with Halston any day” and that’s wonderful.

  46. Jag says:

    I think that Nicole looks gorgeous, minus the hair color and possible extensions/hairstyle. Love the dress on her!

    When did she get her implants removed? It’s just quite noticeable in this dress. Or did she have them removed a while ago and now she’s lost weight?

  47. serena says:

    This post should be called ‘the fug ones’..they’re that bad (should include Moore’s dress too though).

  48. Holmes says:

    I’ve yet to see a Monique Lhuillier gown that doesn’t look like a cheap prom dress.

  49. siri says:

    I think Nicole’s dress is supposed to be fun looking, light, and not too serious. Only the colours don’t really match with her hair. Which, thankfully, goes into direction of her original hair colour again. I think she looks quite pretty, and relaxed her. And more like herself. And she should always keep her makeup light, since she looks beautiful that way.

  50. Aurora says:

    Marie Osmund Doll!