Nicole Kidman heaps praise on Raf Simons at Calvin Klein NYFW show

Nicole Kidman graced the star-studded front row of the Calvin Klein show in support of designer Raf Simons on Tuesday night (13Feb18).

The actress jetted to New York to watch the label’s much anticipated New York Fashion Week show, and positioned herself between fellow Australian movie star Margot Robbie and her Big Little Lies co-star Laura Dern.

After Calvin Klein concluded the grand unveiling of its latest collection, the 50-year-old was keen to extend her compliments to Simons, who was appointed chief creative officer at the label in 2016.


“I was smiling at how he’s so inclusive,” Nicole enthused to British Vogue. “He’s so warm and his soul is so pure, and I think you always see that. He’s so warm, and it’s needed. Right?

“And beauty! Just incredible beauty. He combines it all and it becomes this ethereal modern, extraordinary charm.”

The Moulin Rouge! star paid tribute to the designer by dressing exclusively in Calvin Klein, wearing a bowling shirt teamed with a long pencil skirt and ankle boots, and posted a picture of her outfit ahead of the fashion presentation on Instagram, captioning it: “Off to the Calvin Klein show. So excited Xx #CalvinKlein #RafSimons #nyfw.”

Nicole was joined in the front row by a plethora of famous faces, including teen star Millie Bobby Brown, who was previously the face of the American fashion house’s spring 2017 collection. The 13-year-old was outfitted in a purple Calvin Klein by Appointment skirt with varsity letters which she layered over a white turtleneck sweater.

Cindy Crawford also made an appearance with her husband Rande Gerber, with the proud parents watching on as their 16-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber walked the catwalk, while Helena Christensen witnessed her model son Mingus Reedus’s second Calvin Klein show.

Other A-list guests included ASAP Rocky, Paris Jackson and Lupita Nyong’o.