Throughout 2019, Nicole Kidman has been a fixture down on newsstands. The Aussie actress has covered everything from Vanity Fair to InStyle to Vogue Australia to W over the last 12 months and we expect the trend to continue in 2020. The Bombshell star starts the new year off by making a regal return to the cover of Tatler for January (her last appearance served up plenty of vintage glamour on the title’s July 2018 cover). Photographed by Jack Waterlot and styled by Sophie Pera, Nicole looks like she’s in an 18th century painting wearing a top hat from Lock & Co. teamed with a blazer and white shirt from Fendi in the stylized cover shot.
But something was way off. “Looks so stiff!” proclaimed Srdjan.
“Very stiff!” mikel chimed in.
“Welcome to Madame Tussauds,” joked jaybee0605.
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“Oh my! Just take the picture and show the lady where the bathroom is! I mean come on, Kidman used to be one of the best cover stars, but I guess this is what happens when you do your 300th cover…you’re just over it!” declared Miss Dalloway.
“The devil works hard, but Nicole’s publicist works harder,” added MON.
A handful of forum members liked what they saw. “I doubt that it was deliberate, but I like the way she looks as artificial as one of the stiff figures you’d see in historical art, like she’s just stepped out of the painting behind her,” said tigerrouge.
“Stiff, tense, awkward, but I still love how perfect this is for Tatler. Everything except Nicole’s face is a plus, love the background, the styling and how each element complements one another. I sure am keen to see more!” shared vogue28.
Check out Nicole’s accompanying cover feature and share your thoughts here.