'Perfect Icon': Nicole Kidman flaunts chiselled physique on cover of Perfect Magazine
LONDON, UK: Nicole Kidman's status as a couture fashion queen has been confirmed with the release of an edgy new cover for Perfect Magazine. The 55-year-old Oscar winner looks decades younger as she flaunts her chiselled abs and massive biceps in a micro little skirt and halterneck top by Diesel.
Standing boldly with her powerful legs astride and arms extended, the Australian actress may have been mistaken for someone half her age. The magazine gave the 'Being The Ricardos' actress the award for the "Perfect Icon."
After the brand was established in 2020 by British stylist Katie Grand, Nicole is the publication's first icon award recipient. The 23 nominations for the annual awards, which were introduced this year by the content agency turned magazine, are intended to honour those who are "shaping contemporary culture."
She topped off her appearance with a long red wig with quirky cut bangs outlining her face, pouting as she looked at the camera. The cover image was captured by photographer Zhong Lin as part of a series of avant-garde photos for the third edition of the magazine, which honours pop culture's biggest idols.
On the cover of the February issue of Vanity Fair, the actress attracted attention by showing off her abs in a Miu Miu mini skirt and crop top.
Social media trolls mocked the photo, claiming that Nicole's body and complexion had been altered using photoshop by the magazine. Others said that the photo session was inappropriate for a woman of her age and status in the workforce.
In an interview with director Baz Luhrmann for the June issue of Vogue Australia, Nicole disclosed that she had "begged" Grand to allow her wear the design house's pleated short low-rise skirt. Nicole said that while she had been given the option of wearing another garment, she insisted on wearing the one that was hardly there.
When Grand asked her if she was serious, she said, "I was like, 'No, no, I like this one! Am I allowed to wear that?' Katie was like, 'You're willing to wear that?!' And I said, 'Wear it?! I'm begging you to wear it!"'