Nicole Kidman Gives the People What We Want at Balenciaga

Nicole Kidman has a knack for viral moments.

On Wednesday, the Oscar-winning actor walked in Balenciaga‘s haute couture show in Paris, donning a one-shoulder silver gown with a dramatic train and black opera gloves. The top fashion shows have always featured movie stars, either on the runway or at the front row. Kidman, however, walked beside other celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Dua lipa. The Sunset SellingChristine Quinn was a celebrity who quickly stood out because of her distinct gait.

Kidman moves slowly through the arena, lifting each foot with care. Her exaggerated runway walk is likely due to her unconventional heels and her commanding train. Her mincing dance is punctuated in many viral videos. It’s clear that this is Just a moment.

Kidman, who is well-respected in Hollywood’s upper echelons for the better part of 30 years, has won numerous Emmys and Golden Globes awards. Simultaneously, she has also become one of the internet’s the greatest joys. See: the complete obsession with Kidman’s commercial for AMC, in which she recites an impassioned monologue about the sanctity of cinema to an empty movie theater.

“We come to this place for magic,” Kidman says with reverence in the ad. This could also apply to Nicole Kidman viral moments, which are why many internet users continue returning time after time.

As in her extensive filmography, there’s a Nicole Kidman moment for every mood and every situation: Nicole Kidman clapping her hands like a sealAt the Oscars can be used as a way to express your approval via Twitter. Nicole Kidman covers Vanity FairIn the most iconic low-rise skirt ever made, the mini skirt is a fun avatar for the vibe change. Nicole Kidman’s obsession with clickbait is tapped into by her eating insects with chopsticks. Nicole Kidman celebrates her separation from Tom Cruise. This meme is the ultimate release. Nicole Kidman assuring you that “somehow, heartbreak feels good in a place like this” becomes the internet’s favorite new catchphrase and the inspiration for a lot of really good merch.

Here is a woman we can rely on to always deliver, whether that’s prestige television or an earnest missive, a good laugh or a good meme. Kidman knows what the people want, and she’s more than happy to oblige.

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