Anyone for an embroidery lesson?

With three films and a TV show being shown at Cannes this year, it’s safe to say that Nicole Kidman has been the talk of the town at the prestigious film festival. At a photo call for her film The Killing of a Sacred Deer however, she became instant fashion goals in a couture Dior dress which apparently took roughly 1,000 hours to make.

The Australian actress has been coined the ‘Queen of Cannes’ by media outlets worldwide, with favourable reviews and enviable outfit changes catapulting her back into the public eye. And now, Dior have revealed that helping Nicole slay in her raffia dress was no small feat.

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Designed to look like ‘a little French garden’, the atelier revealed in a DiorTV short some of the design secrets behind the beautifully detailed gown. Blending together ‘refinement and rawness’, the dress was hand-embroidered with raffia that was dyed different shades by some of Dior’s fashion masters.

Nicole Kidman is no stranger to fashion chic, bringing a natural elegance and sophistication to every outfit she wears. Her other outfits at Cannes were equally as stunning, opening up The Beguiled in a fringed shimmery Michael Kors gown and later changing into a dreamy tulle Calvin Klein gown.

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