The actress selected a vibrant blue strapless design by Armani Prive for the event which was from their Spring 2014 collection. The design incorporated a bustier top and A-line silhouette. Both the upper and central portion of the design featured highly detailed and elaborate bead and stone embellishments. The bottom tulle portion of the gown was quite sheer. She added Jimmy Choo shoes and a pair of earrings and cuff by Harry Winston.
While the Armani Prive gown was stunning it really did nothing to accent Nicole's features or figure. The gown on the runway was stunning and was shown with a standard strapless neckline and a matching blue cloche. The cloche added a beautiful balance to the drama of the gown. Maybe a necklace would have worked better for Nicole than the earrings. It seemed to me that she needed more color around her face and something to balance out the strength of the design.
Nicole opted for a rather unstructured hairstyle by selecting a loose side ponytail which was not formal enough to go with her gown. With such an elaborate and elegant design a chignon or top bun would have been a bit more Grace Kelly and more appropriate for her overall look.
Nicole stars as Grace Kelly in the biopic 'Grace Of Monaco.' The film has received a lukewarm reception at Cannes. It still will be worth seeing if only for the fashion. Nicole's first night fashion gets lukewarm reviews too. Armani did however create a breathtaking design.