The actress was a no-show at the Etihad Airlines dinner, blaming weather and travel drama for her absence.

Model Hailey Baldwin almost missed the party too, revealing she was caught up in the travel chaos on America's east coast.

"My plane was delayed, like, two hours,” she told WWD.com. “A friend was flying private, but the timing didn’t work, so I flew commercial.”

Emily Ratajkowski, Harley Viera-Newton, and Jessica Hart also braved the chill to mingle with designers Tabitha Simmons and Prabal Gurung at the launch party.

Etihad Airlines bosses were so impressed that most celebrity guests made it to the party, they offered up complementary round-trip business class tickets direct to Abu Dhabi.

Meanwhile, Kidman will be hoping for less travel stress as she flies to the U.K. this weekend for the BAFTA Awards show on Sunday night (12Feb17). The Lion star is up for a Best Supporting Actress honour.

The big night will be a little bittersweet for the movie star as she won't have her husband Keith Urban by her side - he'll be attending the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on the same day.