Nicole Kidman has kept her ''24-carat gold antique gloves'' for 16 years.

The 49-year-old actress has admitted she has kept the ''fingerless gloves'' she wore to the Oscars in 2000, which she wore with a chartreuse-coloured, asymmetric gown, and the star has revealed the ''combination'' of jewellery and a show stopping outfit and the final look is important to her.

Speaking about her most treasured possession to ET Online, the flame-haired beauty said: ''I think I like the Dior... you know, the chartreuse that I wore.

''There was another beautiful gold Dior that no one comments on but was probably one of my favourites. And I got to wear, like, the most beautiful 24-carat gold antique gloves that I still own - fingerless gloves. There's just different things. I mean, so much of it for me is the combination of jewellery and dresses and the way it's all put together.''

And the 'Australia' star has revealed her love for fashion began at an early age and stemmed from her late mother Janelle, who used to design and make her clothes including her end of year ball at school.

She explained: ''I think because I grew up with a mother who could sew, she would make all my clothes for me ever since I was little.

''So I was able to think things up and tear stuff out of magazines when I got to be a teenager, and she would make them for my sister and I. So, our prom dresses, my mom made.

''I think that's probably why I love clothes so much because I watch them ... and really, I love couture because of that - because I know what it takes to make things, and the mastery in a couture dress takes my breath away - still takes my breath away.''