Tracey Moffat is a famous Australian artist. The above image is from her "something more" collection in 1989.
And this is an image of Nicole Kidman shot by Annie Lebowitz for US Vogues July issue to help promote Nicole's new movie "Australia" which is directed by fellow Aussie Baz Luhrmann. I'm thinking the inspiration for the shot comes from Tracey's work because that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this. Does anyone else see the connection? Not just the red Asian style dress, but also the drama, the over exaggerated styling and the fakeness of the background in both shots, the curtain in Annie's and the painting in Tracey's. What do you think? Is it a tribute to Australian art? or a rip off?