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Nicole Kidman glows on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in a shimmering golden Emilio Pucci gown with a Cartier gold cuff.
Inside, she showcases the latest looks from Dior Haute Couture, Missoni, Oscar de la Renta and Versace.
On being married to Cruise: “In those early years, it was like, ‘I’m here and I’m clutching onto your arm, and it all feels a little overwhelming and really strange. And I was shy. Deeply shy. I didn’t feel comfortable at all.”
On her husband of six years, Urban: “He just gave me confidence through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things, my sexuality, those sorts of things.”
On red carpet insecurity: “All of that other stuff becomes less important. Like, I’ve always had a little belly. I mean, now that I’m 45, they don’t say, ‘Oh, she’s pregnant!’ as much. But I’ve got skinny arms and legs, and then I’ve got a little belly.”
On posing on red carpets: “I find standing and posing for photos very awkward,” Kidman told HB, relating how she sometimes gets body makeup on her husband’s tux. “Red-carpet truths! I make sure to wear comfortable dresses because I want to be able to go out afterward and, you know, bend.”
On keeping her couture: She kept her legendary chartreuse Dior dress made by John Galliano that she wore to the 1997 Oscars. “It’s packed in a box with tissue paper, and it will be donated to a museum.” As for her other couture gowns: “whichever daughter loves clothes more will get dibs on all those. But I keep them in the same way that I’d keep a painting.”
To read more from Kidman, got to Harper’s Bazaar.
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