Nicole Kidman isn’t the kind of celebrity who needs to post semi-nude selfies to keep her fans glued to their smartphones, so when the Oscar-winning actress poses in lingerie for a magazine editorial it’s a rare, old-school treat.
Her new cover feature for Interview magazine reveals the Oscar-winning actress, now 48, in an exquisitely composed throwback to classic screen sirens of the 1940s and ’50s.
Shot by Fabien Baron and styled by Interview creative director Karl Templer, the black-and-white photoshoot shows Nicole channeling a Postman-era Lana Turner trying to beat the heat in a steamy city apartment. As always, she disappears into her character, a restless moll or mistress waiting for the heat to break, or something to happen, while doing chores in her underwear.
A number of well-known brands contributed to the effort, but the lead supporting role in this cinematic scenario belongs to U.S. pinup lingerie specialist Dottie’s Delights of Nashville. Designer Stephanie Kuhr‘s pieces appear in every shot, alongside the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Araks, Samantha Chang and Marc Jacobs (who contributed the sheer housedress shown above).
The editorial, accompanied by an interview with director Lee Daniels, coincides with Nicole’s current West End stage appearance in Photograph 51, playing 1950s DNA researcher Rosalind Franklin.
The A-list actress is famously picky about her fashion modeling assignments, and was last seen doing this sort of thing in a V magazine shoot in 2012, dressed in Deborah Marquit‘s flashy neon lingerie.
Dottie’s Delights can expect some well-deserved attention from this editorial, but that’s nothing new for the former Chicago brand. It’s one of a handful of vintage labels in the U.S. that have become invaluable costuming resources for TV and movie period dramas like Mad Men, Masters of Sex, Boardwalk Empire and many more.
Now, if someone wants to mount a reboot of The Postman Always Rings Twice, we know who should star … and where they can find her outfits.
Here are some more shots from Interview‘s evocative photo story. You can see the rest here.