It was a slow week at the Cannes Film Festival, till the Nicole Kidman show landed in town.
The Oscar winner is in three films, as well as a television offering, screening at this year's festival - and she has been lighting up the red carpet with glitz, glamour and pizzazz.
She is such a natural fashion diva. In one of her best dresses this year, the mossy, woody Dior she wears to the photocall of the film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, she has the air of a nymph who has strayed from a forest. Then, for the premiere of the film, she changes into a romantic Calvin Klein tutu and transforms into a ballerina.
She is luminous in black, whether she is unleashing her rock chick in a bohemian embroidered Armani at the 70th anniversary event of the festival, or wearing a simple Versace to the photo call of the TV series Top Of The Lake.
She is, at once, a team player and a fashion winner. For a series of appearances with Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst for the films How To Talk To Girls At Parties and The Beguiled, Kidman does not deviate from her colleagues' pale colour scheme.
But from the details of her clothes (the ruffles of her sequinned Rodarte, the lace and leather of her Alexander McQueen dress) to her poses (see how she shimmies in a flapper Michael Kors), Kidman just commands attention.