Nicole Kidman in Christopher Kane at the ACMs: one of the worst dresses ever?

54th Annual ACM Awards Arrivals

Here are some photos from this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which was held in Las Vegas. The ACMs got a good turnout this year, with all of modern country’s biggest stars coming out. The biggest stars… are Keith Urban, and his wife Nicole Kidman. Nicole has been going to country music awards shows for so many years, no one blinks when they see her now. But I blinked hard at this absolutely terrible Christopher Kane dress. It’s no secret that Nicole loves lace, and wears a lot of lace on the red carpet. But this is next-level doily. It’s SO BAD. And it’s so cheap-looking, like she got the sleeves at a costume store.

54th Annual ACM Awards Arrivals

54th Annual ACM Awards Arrivals

I recently read an interview with Kacey Musgraves and now I find myself liking her a little bit, where I used to find her sort of melodramatic and famewhore-y. I don’t know, is she cool? I can’t tell. Her suit is Christian Cowan and it’s not great.

54th Academy of Country Music Award

In what world does Kelly Clarkson have access to better lace dresses than Nicole Kidman? This is Alexander McQueen and Kelly looks fantastic.

54th Academy of Country Music Award

Why did Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attend the ACM Awards? Your guess is as good as mine.

54th Academy of Country Music Award

It literally took me this long to realize that Luke Bryan thinks he’s Elvis.

54th Academy of Country Music Award

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were there, they just didn’t walk the carpet. Perhaps Blake got a heads up that Miranda was walking the carpet with her new husband. Gwen wore Azzaro and she looked like she was doing a Barbarella thing.

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  1. Darla says:

    (very small voice) i like nicole’s dress.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Darla : I think the dress would have been okay IF it had been full length.

    • AM says:

      I love Nicole’s dress. It’s a bit Joan Crawford , a bit lace.
      I think the shoes are wrong for the dress.

      Why is Adrianna Grande w Blake Shelton?

      • Tanguerita says:

        who is Adrianna Grande?

      • SNAP says:

        LOL 🤣 @ AM…I thought the same thing…Gwen looks like the “great value” version or Ariana in these pics and the lips, wth did she do to her lips?! Nicole would had looked great as a redhead and without the sleeves. That shade of blonde ages the heck out of her!

      • Kitten says:

        OMG Gwen’s lips!!! WHY???

        I just will never understand. Sigh.

      • Esmom says:

        AM, lol, you nailed it. Gwen looks almost completely unrecognizable.

      • Nev says:

        Some sky-high stiletto black heels would have elevated the look. After all that lace bows on the shoes wasn’t it.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I’m also agog at Gwen’s lips. WTF? she looks ridic.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        She’s even doing the hard turn of her face to the right, so only her left cheek gets photographed. Totally Ariana style!

      • M.A.F. says:

        Hasn’t it been reported that Gwen changed her look (esp. the lips) because of Blake? Prior to this relationship did you ever see her w/o a red lip?

    • Starkiller says:

      I like it too. It’s a beautifully constructed dress and her styling is impeccable. Certainly better than yet another boring mermaid gown.

    • Mrs. Peel says:

      I love it – she looks amazing as always.

    • BchyYogi says:

      The dress is fabulous, but let’s admit, it wears her, plus she looks usable on those shoes. It just looks like she’s about to topple from all the everything.

    • Tiffany says:

      Me too Darla. I just wish the sleeves were either capped or straight. It just looks too puffy.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      I tried to like it…

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      The dress is okay the shoes/tights aren’t
      This whole line up screams fashion disaster dahlings

      Also Blake’s head is like a pumpkin

  2. Eliza says:

    The dress isn’t great, but if didn’t have those shoes, the black stockings, and the Claires locket necklace it would have looked a lot better.

    • minx says:

      Yeah, I started to think—it wouldn’t have been so bad if they took this off, moved that, fitted this better…then I gave up. It’s bad.

      • Eliza says:

        I also just realized those aren’t tights. She just has some seriously bad circulation.

      • minx says:

        OMG I assumed they were stockings too 😳

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “She just has some seriously bad circulation”

        Don’t forget there is color correction that happens with photos. I don’t think that is the natural color of her legs.

  3. Digital Unicorn says:

    I would prefer to see the dress without that awful coat thing she’s wearing with it. Nicole is normally quite stylish on the red carpets.

    • Josephine says:

      Is that a coat or weird sleeves? Either way, I agree that it would be cool without whatever it is that is covering her arms.

  4. Joy says:

    Gwen’s lips look, uhm, interesting?

    • Hnmmom says:

      I still don’t believe that’s Gwen. What has she done to herself? She looks like she’s trying to be Ariana Grande.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Gwen : IKR? I’ve said it before on Celebitchy but if you know when the big event is (and she does), why not have your lip filler done far enough ahead to make sure your “procedures” have settled down? Her lips look like those wide bicycle tires I had on my childhood bike. I was a ruffian-tomboy and used to ride on dirt trails sometimes.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Her lips steal the show right now, but her entire face has changed. All these celebrity women are morphing into each other. They’ll soon just need one publicity photo or g lot of them.

    • Moneypenny says:

      Gwen, are your lips and hair supposed to be an homage to Janice from the Muppets? If so, you knocked it out of the park.

    • holly hobby says:

      That’s the first thing I noticed. She doesn’t look like herself anymore. Luke Bryan looks like he dipped into the botox too. So sad.

    • Usedtobe says:

      Ugh GWEN!!!!!!!

    • minx says:

      Why, just WHY would she do that??

    • Agenbiter says:

      I remember her being asked why she wore red lipstick 24/7 and her answer was “Gavin likes me with red lipstick” …

      • nb says:

        @agenbiter I remember that and she also said that Gavin never saw her without makeup. She said she was always done up for him and it was part of her keeping her mystique for the marriage, or something like that. It struck me as kind of sad to be honest. I like makeup and wear it almost every day but I have no problem being bare faced in front of my husband and I’m nowhere near as naturally beautiful as she is (errr…was….her new face is a little scary).

      • Agenbiter says:

        @nb – yes, definitely sad

  5. Of the Seraphs says:

    Can I say shit on this site? Cause Nicole looks like shit.

  6. Lenn says:

    Gwens face is starting to frighten me

  7. Elisabeth says:

    I’m convinced that Nicole Kidman died 10 years ago and this ‘cyborg’ is going around in her stead.

  8. Miss M says:

    Call me crazy… I love Nicole’s dress! 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • Millenial says:

      I don’t, but I love Nicole and she can do no wrong in my book. So, I’ve grown to find her taste in gowns… quirky and likeable.

  9. IlsaLund says:

    The way Gwen Stefani has her head turned in both pictures suggests that’s the photogenic side of her face.

  10. runcmc says:

    Uh what is going on with Gwen’s face though?

    • SM says:

      It’s been going on for quite a while now. Basically by now she probably has no original parts of it.

  11. Erinn says:

    I actually kind of love Kacey’s suit. It’s such a breath of fresh air after looking at that completely overworked mess from Nicole. God that is a bad look.

    • Kate says:

      I like Kacey’s suit too. It’s fun!

    • velourazure says:

      Not a fan of her hair though. Can I assume she’s got extensions? If so, why do they look so ratty and fried and dull?

      • Erinn says:

        Likely extensions, though my actual hair is currently only about 2ish inches shorter. And in need of a cut, so I’m not going to be too harsh on the ends haha. Texture spray maybe? I know some can create a weird kind of matte finish.

  12. Hnmmom says:

    Someone needs to tell Keith to dial back the tanning.

    • Lesanne says:

      He’s the strangest looking of all of them. I feel like Nicole got him out of his box in the closet, dressed him and put his batteries in. He has one expression and one head tilt.

      • Esmom says:

        AGREED. Not just strange, but really terrible. I recoiled at those shoes. Not to mention the suit, the hair, the orange skin tone. Side by side they look just tragic together. Tragi-comic.

      • Chaine says:

        Exactly. He always brings to mind a ventriloquist dummy to me.

  13. LT says:

    When a gold lame sport coat is the best look of the night, you know the fashion is bad. Nicole’s dress is AWFUL.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Please can we stop with the too-tight, one-button jackets. They make even skinny men look paunchy. NOT attractive.

  14. CER says:

    Even with those god-awful sleeves Nicole’s dress is much better than the prairie dresses she usually wears at these types of events.

  15. Lucy2 says:

    Lose the sleeves and the the shoes and Nicole would look fine.

    What is it about the many country music awards that bring out such terrible fashion?

  16. bluerun1 says:

    Nicole… ya know, I almost applaud her. I hope she loved the ever loving crap out of that dress, otherwise- just say no Nicole!

    Also- Luke Bryan’s shoes. Is he short? Or are those cowboy boots? Cuz they look like there’s a li’l bit of extra something in the heel? maybe not.

  17. Yawn says:

    Nicole’s dress looks like something Morticia Adams would wear… not a good look…

  18. jules says:

    Wow, these are some crazy bad outfits, looks more like a costume party. And Gwen’s lips, stop it!

  19. Uppenyrcraut says:

    I love it when Nic gets the tupperware out. Does she think no one remembers her first 6 films where she was flat as a tack? I miss boobless Nic, it actually looked good on her and now she is just like every other plactic fantastic.

  20. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The length, sleeves and shoes are wrong. All I see are sleeves and truncated legs.

  21. E says:

    As a nurse, I really want to check pulses on her feet. Her legs look like they belong on a dead body.

    • Holly says:

      I noticed her legs right away – they’re terrifying. Like cadaver legs; she must have bad circulation or poor nutrition? I’ve seen women suffering from anorexia with that gray pallor. It’s only her legs though, so maybe it’s just circulation issues in those shoes or something. Really bizarre though.

      • Erinn says:

        I’m hoping it’s some kind of hosiery – I didn’t even notice it at first but that’s scary.

  22. Sue Denim says:

    oof, it gives me hives… she used to be such a gorgeous dresser, I guess she’s taking more risks and hopefully having fun…but this, no…

  23. Kitten says:

    Did Nicole take her implants out or get them replaced with a more modest pair? She looks…different.

    I just cannot with Gwen’s face. Why does this always seem to happen with women in Hollywood? They start by getting some modest fillers and maybe some laser treatments, Botox and they start to look different, but still good, just..refreshed. And instead of just STOPPING there and leaving well enough alone, they continue to obsessively tweak until they cross the threshold into Uncanny Valley territory. At one point not too long ago, Gwen looked GREAT–tweaked but GREAT–and now she looks like an insane f*cking blow-up doll.

    I’m convinced that these people are addicted to plastic surgery and have waaaaay too much money as well as too much time on their hands. Just a dangerous combo.

    • Darla says:

      Yep. I don’t understand why the professionals they go to allow this. You can find pros who do fillers, laser, botox, etc, who absolutely will not allow it. That’s the one you want. Because it obviously can be addictive and you stop realizing what you really look like. It’s always, oh just a little bit more.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah I will never understand. There’s a girl who does makeup on youtube that I love. She said recently that she got her smile lines filled a bit – one is still BARELY present, one was less severe so it’s pretty much gone. She’s only like 26 – but it’s genetic just like I have a deep forehead line at 28. But she said her doctor told her that almost a year in she’ll start noticing them again and they’ll bug her but to NOT come back until that year is fully up. They told her that’s where people go wrong – they start noticing and immediately go back to top ups and it over corrects. I was happy to hear that her doctor was actually advising her to not fall victim to that.

    • Kitten says:

      Sometimes I wonder if docs overfill not because they want the cash, but because they themselves have a distorted idea about what looks good. Some of the very famous plastic surgeons look batshit cray themselves so..
      Still begs the question WHY you would trust someone who looks like that with something as important as your face.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Ding ding ding. Distortion. Or misrepresentation, perversion, twisting, falsification, manipulation… Never has this statement been more true: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What woman would book a flight to Brazil for a good deal on butt implants? For me, that’s the premise for a new horror film. But women from every corner of the planet head down there for the riskiest surgery knowing full well one in 3,000 die and tolls are rising. This is our new normal. Docs who’ll do anything patients ask. Even if they want to look like a favorite anime/manga character. Instead of getting better, I actually think we’ll see an escalation in bizarre body alterations. Big lips, boobs and ass were just appetizers.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I think she probably had the implants redone to something smaller, but I’m not sure these have settled yet.

      Gwen’s face is hurting my soul. I love her, but she’s wrecking that face.

    • iconoclast59 says:

      I’m so disappointed in Jane Fonda. You know she’s had work done, but she looked GREAT, because it was all so subtle. However, in recent photos I see she’s fallen prey to the siren song of fillers, and she now looks terrible and overdone like most of the Real Housewives. Sad!

  24. Tw says:

    Gwen is giving me Erika Jayne vibes.

  25. Littlefishmom says:

    They look like the Munsters.

  26. Shannon says:

    Oh my God, Gwen’s lips. That is honestly all I’ve got here, once I scrolled down and saw Gwen’s lips I forgot whatever else came before that. Girl, STAAAAHP

  27. Kathryn says:

    Re Kacey Musgraves – Her album Golden Hour is really beautiful. If you haven’t listened to it yet, please do – this from someone who doesn’t love country music (I’m not sure this link will work, but here goes: You’ll learn more about her in the songs she writes than in red carpet appearances. I saw her in concert not too long along – she and her band were fab but she strikes me as a little socially awkward

  28. Littlefishmom says:

    I don’t understand why women over forty think loooooong hair extensions look good??!! They make women look so much older. Ugh, I’m so over this long hair, Real Housewives look. Super cheesy.

  29. Case says:

    Nicole’s style is always strange. More importantly, WHAT did Gwen do to her face?

    Kacey Musgraves looks really pretty.

  30. Cay says:

    I’ve always thought Gwen Stefani looks like a drag queen. If that is offensive to drag queens, I apologize.

    “Why did Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attend the ACM Awards?” Just because he wants me to have a good morning.

  31. Arla says:

    Gwen looks a little like Ariana Grande now.

  32. Raina says:

    I think Nicole made a valiant attempt to smile and I’m proud of her. She uses every muscle her face could muster.

    Dead Calm movie. Original face, hair. Gorgeous. #neverforget

  33. judith reeder says:

    I like her dress, I do wish she would go back to red hair!!

  34. Sarah says:

    WOW!! 😲 When did Gwen get her face transplant???

  35. Beach Dreams says:

    Yikes Gwen! She was aging well already…don’t know why she’s insisting on doing unnecessary procedures for the past two-three years. This is the worst she’s looked yet.

  36. Yes Doubtful says:

    Gwen really needs to fire her team and get a whole new look. The whole thing is meh. We’ve seen it so many times on her before. It’s been 20 years, try something new Gwen.

  37. Karen2 says:

    Yes. Kellys dress was awesome. Beautiful sleek lines. No hate for Kaceys suit either. Nicoles problem is not the outfit but that her eyes are meeting in the middle of her forehead. Also loved the 3 younger ladies in various shades of red. The younger stars rarely get a mention on this site.

  38. Rosa says:

    I like the dress.

  39. SJR says:

    I dislike everything NK is wearing. Dress, shoes, pale and yanked back hair…it’s all ugly.
    Why can’t she find a decent hair color and style? I’m sure she is naturally gray by now but, she can afford a good stylist.

  40. Gail says:

    Kelly looks stunning, hair, makeup, dress, glad for her.
    I think I’d like Nicole’s dress if the sleeves were made of the silver mesh, and sleek instead of these poufy ones.