Nicole Kidman somehow managed to pull off one of the busiest gowns of all time.
The 49-year-old actress showed up to an event for Swisse on Friday in Shanghai, China, wearing a floor-length Valentino dress. The style almost completely covered Kidman from head to toe, with its high neckline, long sleeves and intricate crystal details, but it did bare a bit of her stomach.
Kidman's Victorian-style gown only made her look even more ageless, and while she showed up solo to the event, husband Keith Urban couldn't help but gush over her in a recent magazine interview. "First and foremost, my marriage with Nic informs everything," he tells HITS magazine. "Nic is so unbelievably open; she doesn't keep things in or bottle them up. She's really a great communicator. Because of her, if I open up, every day, I'm listening and growing and learning. If I'm a better man, it's because of her."
That being said, Urban does admit that there was a "learning curve" for him in their marriage. "When she'd get scared, I'd think she was angry; then I'd get defensive, go tearing out the driveway at 90 miles an hour. And that's when it all gets pear-shaped," he says. "What she needs, and it's in the song ['The Fighter'], is for me to stay, to be close, to hear her."
When ET spoke with the 48-year-old country crooner in March, he revealed that his wife is more than an actress and fashionista, she's also his muse. "Nic, of course, hears everything over the course of about 15 months [that] I've been working on this record, so she's heard everything over, and over, and over again. God bless her," Urban said. "I'm interested in how I respond just when she's listening. Without her saying anything, I have a particular response that's not necessarily the same without her. So, it's important. I need the girl view!"