Still, the softly tiered ruffles gave it sophistication and glamour, and Kidman didn't earn herself any "worst dressed" honors that evening - especially not with a $4 million Bulgari necklace finishing the look to such stunning effect.
The boxy styles of Marc Jacobs granted the handbag industry a love for plentiful square pockets, whereas the signature monograms of Gucci and Louis Vuitton made consumers long for the sophistication of simple recognizable designs.
Because more and more women are marrying later in life or remaining single, the allure of right hand diamond jewelry is a way for any woman - regardless of her marital status - to enjoy the brilliance and sophistication of diamonds.
Most brides have an immediate preference for one diamond shape or another, whether they are interested in the classic elegance of a round gem, the sleek sophistication of an emerald shape, or the romantic whimsy of a heart shape.
The inspiration which maintains Italian designs apart from others betrays a severity and a maturity quite absent in the playfulness or femininity of the French, and the casual sophistication of the Americans and Australians.