Nicole Kidman attended the 2023 Met Gala in a vintage Chanel gown designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld. It’s the same gown she wore in the Chanel No. 5 advertisement in 2004.The Hollywood star teased her look on social media hours before walking the red carpet. Nicole Kidman posted two video clips from Chanel commercials in which she appeared.
The gowns in the advertisement were designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld, whose name became the theme for this year’s Met Gala. Kidman even included the words “for Karl” in one of her posts.Nicole Kidman’s dress was a touching tribute to Karl Lagerfeld. The actress posted a video of herself fully dressed and dashing out of a taxi, captioning it “Running to The Met” and adding a winking emoji.
Just hours later, Nicole Kidman shared behind-the-scenes photos from the Met Gala, where she’ll be wearing the same gown. Keith Urban, her husband, was by her side throughout the night.Nicole recalled how the designer literally “concocted” the dress out of his head during her conversation on the Met Gala red carpet: “It’s whimsy to be able to wear the same thing 20 years later and it still fits…
Despite the gown’s 4-meter-long train and 250 feathers, Kidman looks and feels very comfortable in it. The handmade couture gown is also embellished with 3,000 sequins. The actress accessorized her look with a black hair bow, a black bracelet, and black heels. Nicole first appeared in the dress in a Chanel commercial for their No. 5 perfume two years before she married Urban in 2006.
It depicts her as a superstar who flees the paparazzi’s flashing lights, only to find herself in a taxi with a handsome man with whom she has a romance during the ad. Her scent lingered after she exited the taxi. Just as Nicole turns back to the camera and smiles, the now mesmerized gentleman remarks that he will never forget the moment.Nicole Kidman attended three Met Galas prior to the 2023 event.
Her husband and she attended the last time in 2016, when the theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Nicole chose an Alexander McQueen gown that included both a dress and a cape. The black gown was completely customized with crystals and sequins that connected to form celestial bodies.