Even style icons like Nicole Kidman have made mistakes in their early red carpet runs. Check out this shot of Nicole as Tom Cruise’s arm candy in 1991 at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards.

A short black velvet mini-dress with minimal makeup, wild ringlet hair and tiny drop earrings? Very un-Oscar. Remember, this was back when proper Oscar attire meant a ballgown, not a short cocktail dress. 

Still, even inappropriately dressed, Nic looks lovely. And just three years later, check out her very trendy Golden Globes  outfit.


Right in step with the hot 1993 fashion trends — saucy beret, black ribbon choker necklace — Nicole wore her  long, curly hair blown straight to walk hand-in-hand at the Golden Globes with then-hubby Cruise, nominated for his lead role in "A Few Good Men."

To see more fashion flashbacks, click here and then click on the gallery. Trust me, it’s worth the effort.

Photo credits: WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead