We were thrilled this weekend when Nicole Kidman became the latest challenger to walk down the Green Carpet. Kidman wowed the Derby Day crowd in Melbourne, rocking a shorter version of L’Wren Scott’s Green Cut dress and the accompanying Stephen Jones hat with all her trademark elegance and poise.
Inspired by the iconic black and white Ascot scene in the classic film My Fair Lady, the L’Wren Scott dress was made from organic silk and end-of-line British lace, in support of the British textile industry, and the Stephen Jones hat was made from 100% recycled polyester mesh. No stranger to dressing Kidman, Scott, whose film credits for costume design include ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, said: “It was wonderful collaborating with Livia and Stephen to go back to my film roots and create an eco-friendly design. Using all British fabrics we wanted to prove that green and eco can be glamorous; but then again what dress wouldn’t be on Ms. Kidman?”
In an uncanny, life meets art moment, Nicole, who is currently filming the new Grace Kelly movie, looked every inch the lady as she channeled a mix of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Eliza Doolittle, bringing Scott’s dress to life. L’Wren Scott, Phillip Treacy and Nicole Kidman might just be a match made in sartorial heaven!
“I’m so excited to have persuaded the brilliant Nicole Kidman to join the Green Carpet Challenge,” said Livia Firth, “and what a perfect outing for L’Wren’s dress and Stephen’s hat based on the iconic Ascot scene from My Fair Lady but with an ethical message. Nicole Kidman has everything we look for in the GCC: style, poise and integrity.”
To paraphrase Henry Higgins: “By George we think she’s got it!”