Two Very Important Blondes (VIBs) Walked Balenciaga Couture

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Country singer Keith Urban was a new face at Haute Couture Week in Paris on Wednesday morning when he showed up in an all-black outfit to sit front row at Balenciaga. But he was just an appetizer for the celebrity feast to come. When the show began, his wife, Nicole Kidman, took the runway in a tinfoil-silver dress with a long train — her first time walking for the brand. She appeared to take the role just as seriously as everything else she does, with a powerful, dramatic strut that made Blue Steel look weak. Her presence was enough to take “image architect” Law Roach’s breath away, and from home, the rest of the fashion-obsessed internet reacted something like Kidman herself at the Oscars this year.

Kidman wasn’t the only big star, nor the only blonde, to appear in the show. Kim Kardashian and her platinum dye job walked the runway along with Selling Sunset villain and actual Balenciaga customer Christine Quinn. Dua Lipa, meanwhile, represented for the brunettes, and supermodel Naomi Campbell walked with brand regular Bella Hadid.

Of course, momager Kris Jenner was seated front row to capture content and give her best “You’re doing amazing, sweetie.” Kardashian’s daughter North West was seated next to Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault in platform Crocs. And artist Alexis Stone was dressed as another blonde bombshell: Jocelyn Wildenstein.

But it was Kidman who stole the show, and she gave us a moment outside the venue as well afterwards. It begs the question: Why isn’t she walking more runways? Clearly, she can pull off everything from oversize jeans to Miu Miu miniskirts. I know she’s busy but … please, we need more!

Two Very Important Blondes (VIBs) Walked Balenciaga