The Nine Perfect Strangers star showed some skin in a cutout Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello gown
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Nicole Kidman stepped out in style alongside husband Keith Urban at the 2021 CMA Awards.

The Nine Perfect Strangers actress, 54, set the red carpet on fire as she showed off her midriff in an edgy cutout Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello gown at country music's biggest night in Nashville on Wednesday.

Kidman looked statuesque in the sexy black one-sleeve design featuring a sky-high slit up to her thigh. She completed the look with layered gold bracelets, drop earrings by Ilias Lalaounis and pointy-toe pumps.

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PEOPLE caught up with Kidman's longtime stylist Julia von Boehm who calls the actress' look "easy" and "simple."

"Nicole is incredible and elegant and owns whatever she wears," says von Boehm. "I have always adored the sophisticated and elegant way that the house [of Saint Laurent] uses. They turn the woman into a sexy goddess without a hint of vulgarity."

The actress elegantly posed alongside Urban, her husband of more than a decade, on the red carpet with one arm wrapped around his shoulder. Urban showed off his own personal style by dressing in a metallic suit jacket and a black shirt embroidered with the image of a guitar across the chest.

Urban will hit the stage for his new single "Wild Hearts" during the star-studded award show. Fellow performers include Jason Aldean and Carrie UnderwoodLuke CombsMiranda LambertOld DominionChris StapletonKane Brown and Chris YoungBlake SheltonEric ChurchBrothers OsborneDan + ShayJimmie AllenMickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, and Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde.

Check out PEOPLE's full CMA Awards coverage to get the latest news on country's biggest night.

For the first time since Vince Gill did so in 2003, the show welcomes a solo host in Luke Bryan, who said he thought long and hard about accepting the gig.

"The pressure that comes along with that can be overwhelming, but knowing I get to help honor and celebrate so many of my friends, I knew it was something I couldn't turn down," he said in a statement.

The CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan, are broadcasting live from Nashville on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.