Image courtesy of V
Say hello to Nicole Kidman's latest cover for V. Before you get any ideas, this isn't a fake circulating the Internet. The Oscar-winning actress did actually agree to go along with Carylne Cerf de Dudzeele's sexed up styling for the Mario Testino-lensed cover shoot.
The belt that she wears on the cover, which makes Britney Spears' 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' skirt look like a kilt, is by Chanel but quite frankly, that doesn't make it any better. There's no doubting that Kidman looks incredible for her age but like Madonna who, can (at times) looks equally as good, something about the whole shoot feels a bit off, much in the same way that Tom Cruise's recent cover of W magazine did.
In the accompanying editorial Kidman touched on the fact that she regrets not letting go when she was younger, which might a long way in explaining her sudden frivolity. 'I would be more outlandish if I could,' she explained. 'A lot of times you just don't get the chance,' and by the look of things, 45 is a good a time as any to start.
See the full shoot in the gallery.