Giorgio Armani Praises ‘Authentically Elegant’ Nicole Kidman & Viola Davis

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Giorgio Armani has heaped praise on “gorgeous, captivating” Nicole Kidman after dressing her for the Oscars.

The Oscar winner, who has been a close friend of Armani’s for many years, often opts for his designs on the red carpet, and she stunned in one of his outfits at the Academy Awards on Sunday (26Feb17), tailoring it to her needs after the criss-crossed back appeared to rub.

And her style guru pal was very impressed with her look at the Oscars.

“Nicole is a gorgeous, captivating woman,” Armani told The Telegraph. “She can be algid, yet fiery at the same time and possesses a unique elegance that is authentic and natural. She looked perfect in her Giorgio Armani Prive gown, which I created for her: the tapered silhouette accentuated her elegant, slender figure, while the color and embroidery highlighted her delicate, radiant complexion.”

The fashion icon also dressed Nicole’s fellow Best Supporting Actress nominee Viola Davis, who took home the prize. The Fences star dazzled in a bright red gown, which featured a halter-neck and off-the-shoulder strap detailing as well as a slight train.

Viola Davis

“Viola is an immensely talented actress whom I admire for her eclecticism and strong character,” he smiled. “I’m delighted she won the Oscar, which was most deserved. I created an elegantly simple gown for her with small, precious details that highlight her shape and femininity.”

Not stopping there, Armani also dressed Best Actress nominee Isabelle Huppert, 63, in a long-sleeved, high-necked sparkling gown. Meanwhile, Scream Queens actress Emma Roberts, 26, rocked a vintage Armani Prive dress.

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