Kidman and Jackman at the Australia Premiere

Photo: Patrick McMullan

The big takeaway from Baz Luhrmann’s Australia is (per the ladies) Hugh Jackman’s bare chest. At last night’s premiere, people wouldn’t shut up about it. Donna Karan was too distracted by skin to even consider the clothes. “When Hugh took off his shirt … How do you describe that as a costume?” she wondered, clearly a woman first and a designer second. Costume designer Catherine Martin’s girlfriends agreed. “I said to them, ‘What are your favorite parts?’ And they go, ‘I don’t want to appear shallow … but when Hugh took his shirt off, that was a really good part.’”