Nicole Kidman wore Rodarte to the AMMP opening gala: Halloween chic?

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala

Saturday night was the opening gala for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA. They got a better A-list turnout than this year’s Emmys and Oscars combined. And yes, everyone was vaxxed and Covid-tested! Since it was a night of Hollywood types celebrating themselves and the history of Hollywood, the fashion was great! This definitely counts as “early Oscar campaigning” too, especially since a lot of the attendees will likely be up for Oscars next year. Nicole Kidman wore this Rodarte which really stood out. I like the tea-length although I definitely think the bottom hem could be cleaner. And it feels very… Halloween? It’s the orange-and-black combo. I’m okay with her curly hair – this is the texture of her natural hair before she fried it and dyed it blonde for years. I suspect this is either a wig or she’s getting significant help from a weave.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala

Meg Ryan wore Ulyana Sergeenko. The dress is fine, the hair needs a significant update though. I also think she’s stopped messing with her face as much as she used to, and that’s a welcome relief.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Opening Gala

Marlee Matlin in Armani. Black velvet feels so wintery to me and I’m not sure we’re there yet! She looks nice but I wish the neckline was just a tad lower. Still, it gives off a vintage flapper kind of vibe, which fits with the event.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Opening Gala

Camila Moronne in Louis Vuitton. This is awful for the event! She looks like she’s going to an album release party. At least wear full-length pants for the love of God.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Jillian says:

    Marlee Matlin, DAMN! She’s looking like a bombshell, what a stunner

    • Claire says:

      Right? Her colorist needs some sort of award… she looks fantastic!

    • Jan90067 says:

      Marlee looks GORGEOUS. Just not *loving* the brownish lipstick with her hair/coloring. And yes, the neckline seems a little off….but her face/hair… WOW.

      Love Nicole’s dress; agree with the hem. Her face doesn’t look as shiny/plastic, so yay. And her hair/wig/weave looks SO much better than the blonde straw she was sporting. Just not loving the center part on her. OR on Meg Ryan for that matter. If you hadn’t said who that was, I’d never have guessed. IMO she looked *much* better with shorter hair ¯_(ツ)_/¯ .

      Camila, in cropped pants for a formal event?? Really? Just wearing stilettos doesn’t make something “dressy”. Put some Chucks with that outfit and she can wear that out to brunch.

    • lucy2 says:

      I know, she looks stunning! Very bombshell.

      I like Nicole and Meg’s dresses.

    • Normades says:

      Marlee looks stunning. Love the dress, makeup, hair…everything is on point and put together.

      This sounds bad to say but she looks sexy and age appropriate elegant.

  2. Seraphina says:

    I really liked Nicole’s outfit. Love the color combo (I am ready for fall) and the length. Her face looks like it was also given a rest from tweaking.

    • Lizzie says:

      I thought she was beautiful, both dress and styling.

      • Ange says:

        Oddly enough it’s the shoes that absolutely pull it all together for me. They’re gorgeous and pick out the matching colour in the dress brilliantly.

    • josephine says:

      Best she’s looked in awhile. She looks so youthful and fresh here. Really loved it.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Nicole looks amazing. I love the hair, the texture of the flowers on the dress, the length, etc.

      The dress doesn’t read “Halloween” to me AT ALL. Maybe the colors are more autumn, but red is more dominant than orange, and there’s also yellow in there. The flowers are so well done, it kind of hurts my fashion heart a little bit to see this reduced to a “Halloween” dress. It’s a really well done piece of art.

  3. Becks1 says:

    I think Nicole looks great, this is one of her better recent red carpet looks IMO. I love the silhouette of the dress.

    • Silent Star says:

      Agree about Nicole! +++
      She looks relaxed and natural. I wonder if that is her real hair with its natural curls? That’s the hair she used to have early in her career. It looks fantastic! I will say the same for Meg Ryan — I really like her casual waves.

      All of these women look amazing and confident. ❤

  4. mindy_dopple says:

    Nicole looks smashing! I love her curls, they’re very close to her natural look, so if it’s a weave or wig, that’s a damn good job. Currently watching Nine Perfect Strangers and I love her in it. Perfectly creepy alien cult therapist.

    • smcollins says:

      I think her hair is all-natural here. She’s been growing it out and treating it the last couple of years in an attempt to “restore” it (at least that’s what I’ve read). There may be some pieces added in to give it more fullness but I don’t think it’s a wig or weave. She’s looks fabulous either way, though!

      • E.D says:

        I think it’s natural too.

        She was in one of those Harpers Bizarre videos where celebrities take their makeup off and show their nighttime skin routine and her natural hair looks very similar to this.

        Here’s the video; her skincare routine is crazy sparse and her bathroom is the most eclectic I’ve ever seen on these type videos where most celebs have the white marble look going on.

        https://youtu.be/UiKxJtNK98E

    • TrixC says:

      If that’s her natural hair it looks great. Her original hair as a young woman was much curlier – like 3C curls, quite rare for a white woman – but it’s possible her hair texture has changed.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Curls do change as you age. My twin and I have changed in opposite ways. Mine curls are less tight/course, and my sister’s curls have gotten smaller and tighter. Curls are like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get!

    • Fortuona says:

      Her hair used to be more red though

      • murt says:

        well her natural hair colour is likely all grey now.

        If this is her natural hair, and no wig/weave, she’s done an amazing job of restoring it. Sadly she was going through a lot of hair loss issues in the past, as many women do.

    • canichangemyname? says:

      OMG I am LOVING Nine Perfect Strangers – on episode 4. Anyway, I don’t think that’s the reason that Nicole Kidman’s look is my favorite here. It’s the only look I don’t want to change one bit. Everyone else looks lovely, but there are things I’d tweak.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      Yes Nicole looks amazing and I love her hair coming back to its natural roots! Wow. Stunning.

  5. Lizzie says:

    Meg Ryan used to have wonderful hair, I miss that.

    • North of Boston says:

      Seeing the first 3 looks, I saw NK’s and MM’s hair as what I’m aiming for many days, and MR’s hair as the reality of what my hair looks like.

      Wavy fine hair can be lovely but tough to style, especially with any humidity.

    • smcollins says:

      She used to have a wonderful face, too. She does look better than she has in years, but just like Nicole or Courtney Cox or all the other beautiful women who couldn’t leave their faces alone, she would look even better if she had allowed herself to just age naturally. I know that’s easy for us non-celebs to say and that the pressure HW puts on aging actresses to remain young-looking is heavy & unfair, but still. There’s a fine line between “maintenance” (a la JLo, Angelina…) and ruining your face to the point of being a total distraction. At least the bulk of their work wasn’t permanent but, sadly, it still left it’s mark.

    • josephine says:

      This looks a lot like how she’s always worn it, just thinner and a bit longer. Probably that’s just an age thing, or maybe she’s refusing to use extensions/fillers. The length looks a little “in between” and it could use a touch more styling, but mostly I think it looks fine.

    • Meg says:

      Yes! From youve got mail i wanted that haircut!
      I think shes wearing it longer to cover her face? I think she was insecure about aging so she messed with her face and after stopping that the hair covering her face makes her feel better? Just a guess

  6. Abby says:

    I AM HERE FOR NICOLE’S HAIR!! I miss her red curls! I actually love the whole look on her. She is beautiful.

  7. Missjo says:

    I agree l think this is the best Nicole has looked in ages, her makeup is gorgeous and the hair is a much more flattering colour for her

  8. Jessica says:

    Nicole looks good.

    I binged Nine Perfect Strangers this past weekend and her upper lip was so distracting in profile shots! Glad to see it looking somewhat normal here

  9. Southern Fried says:

    Loving Nicole’s look, that dress! Her hair! She is at her best these days imo, including work. Not that I love all her projects, Perfect Strangers for example but it’s not her, the story sucks.

  10. pollyv says:

    Nicole’s hair is interesting because I saw her on Graham Norton a few years ago saying she had messed up her curls forever from all the heat styling and coloring. She may be working to get them back. I am in the same position and am slowly going back to natural but I have some bad days where only a ponytail will work.

  11. Barbie1 says:

    Is that a wig or Nicole’s real hair?

  12. LeonsMomma says:

    No complaints here. Glad that Meg has stopped jacking her face. Marlee’s hair color is amazing.

  13. Twin falls says:

    Love Nicole’s whole look!

  14. Katy Bowman says:

    Any Bangkok Hilton fans here that can stan for the original red curls on Nicole?

  15. Bettyrose says:

    I agree that curly hair is Nicole’s natural state so it always suits her. I wish she’d go back to red though. That platinum Hollywood blonde is so basic.

  16. olliesmom says:

    Meg looks like Meg again!

  17. Original Penguin says:

    If I didn’t know that was Nicole I would say it was Michelle Pfeiffer. I like the dress and the hair/wig. But she really has changed her face.

  18. jferber says:

    Meg Ryan looks really lovely here. Peace and happiness, girl.

  19. Nibbi says:

    I’m shocked at how the reappearance of the strawberry curls has put Nicole Kidman’s whole self into a freakin’ time machine. She truly looks amazing and like these pics could have been taken 20 years ago. Just wow. I used to sigh over all the plasticky stuff she was doing and bam, apparently all that damage to her looks was not irreversible.