Nicole Kidman's Golden Globes dress took 425 hours to embroider

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Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton, Golden Globes dress. Image @nicolekidman via Instagram
Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton, Golden Globes dress. Image @nicolekidman via Instagram

The actress may not have attended this year's event in person but she still wanted to look her best on the video link, so her stylist Julia von Boehm worked with Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquière to come up with a timeless gown which was more subtle than usual red carpet wear.

The black halter-neck apron dress was embellished with a metallic braid pattern and decorated with 8,000 beads and crystals in different sizes, which took 425 hours to stitch on.

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Nicole teamed the dress with jewellery from her own collection, including Cathy Waterman sword drop earrings which were made from recycled gold and ethically-sourced diamonds.

"I always like to mix in a little of Nicole’s own jewellery, as that feels more real during these times," Julia told The Hollywood Reporter.

The stylist also commented about the importance of supporting designers during the pandemic. "Obviously, it is a difficult time right now ,and I think it’s super important to support the designers throughout this pandemic. We have to keep working together — as a business, we are connected."

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Jluia also insisted that working with trusted designers during hard times is crucial for the star.

"I was thinking about who is in our ‘family’ in the fashion world, the people I know will have everything perfectly done, despite the pandemic. Nicolas and Nicole have always had strong ties. He is a friend of hers, and we have worked together in the past. So Louis Vuitton was my go-to. The history, tradition and authenticity felt reassuring," Julia says.

The 53-year-old actress' look was inspired by the 90s.

"I like the sophisticated, timeless style of the gown; and yes, of course, there’s a little bit of glitz. But it’s not as loud as I would maybe do in normal circumstances. Minimal, ‘90 fashion in general is a vision I have rather than a green Gucci dress with hearts on the shoulders. For me, that’s going a little too far," Julia adds.

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