The case of Vanity Fair 2022 in Hollywood has been the subject of some controversy. The cover featured the legendary actress and model, Nicole Kidman, wearing a pleated bodice and a low-cut skirt that gave her the ultimate school girl look, and the model swerved all the way into the look, committed to the best part of her ability. Kidman recently revealed the story behind the look and her feelings about it in hindsight.
The super mini skirt was designed by Miuccia Prada for the Miu Miu Spring Summer 2022 collection. When Nicole entered the shoot, the team had already picked out outfits for her but as soon as Nicole saw Miu Miu mini, she was sold out. The actress immediately asked if she could wear the skirt combo and was met with a great deal of surprise from the folks at Vanity Fair. The designer repeatedly asked Kidman if she’d be willing to wear a skirt that barely had a material to count as one, to which Kidman responded that she was not only willing to wear it, but was “begging” that they let her. At Kidman’s request, filming continued with Miu Miu Mini and the long-awaited cover of Vanity Fair appeared.
Fans had mixed reactions to it, with some desperately trying to understand which angle Vanity Fair was trying to get to and others declaring it a very bad idea.
However, among the reactions were also those who thought the look was bold and daring and that they like Kidman to go for it.
It’s funny that Kidman’s own reaction in hindsight was in line with those who disapproved because she looked back and felt like she didn’t make the best decision. “That was ridiculous! What were you doing, Nicole?!” said the actress.
However, Kidman isn’t one to fuss over such decisions and in the end the actress said she was fine with how she looked because she did what she wanted and most importantly enjoyed doing it.
“Sometimes it will work, sometimes it won’t,” the actress said. “But I like the idea of being bold and not fit in the box.”