The stars aligned when guests spotted Nicole Kidman at the 2016 Met Gala last night. The Australian Academy Award-winning actress stood out in a sea of metallic dresses in a crystal-encrusted Alexander McQueen gown dusted with celestial motifs. The plunging black dress from the luxury British brand’s Fall 2016 collection featured a cut-out bodice and was embellished with moons and stars that traced down both the column silhouette and detachable sheer cape. The actress completed her regal look with a swept up hairstyle that she accentuated with a delicate headpiece.
Qatari face of fashion Raya Al Khalifa took to her social media page to compare Kidman’s ethereal ensemble to “a Deco Erté illustration.” Renowned for his fashion designs and influential illustrations, French artist Erté flourished during the Art Deco period (1920-1940). Through his work, Erté reflected a movement characterized for its geometric shapes and mechanical imagery, which represented the progress of technological advancements during that era.