Nicole Kidman: Fan Favorite at 2012 AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Posted Saturday November 3, 2012 8:29 AM GMT

Taking a break to enjoy the races, Nicole Kidman attended the 2012 AAMI Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday (November 3).

Mobbed by photographers, the "Moulin Rouge" star wore a lacey white knee-length dress by designer L'Wren Scott with a fitting race day hat made of recycled plastic bottles by British milliner Stephen Jones.

The black and white themed AAMI Victoria Derby Day is considered by most racing purists to be the best single day of thoroughbred racing in Australia, if not the world.

At the event, the 45-year-old Aussie actress said, "I'm really happy to be here. I do quite like the races and in previous years I have been to Randwick but never to Melbourne, so it was well worth the effort because it is a first for me.''

Afterwards, Nicole had to jet back to France to continue filming her upcoming project, "Grace of Monaco," in which she stars as Grace Kelly.

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