We Need To Talk About Diane…
I have to admit, I had kind of forgotten about this style star for a bit, but then she came right to the forefront last week with her appearance at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, pushing out my planned WNTTA for this week. I wish I had a better acronym. Anyway, Diane Kruger is one of those people who, no matter where her career is, will always be invited to the best red carpet events because she always looks so damn good. I mean seriously, this girl understands fashion. Sure, she takes some risks that don’t always pan out, but you can’t blame a girl for trying.
I’ll be quite honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie with Diane Kruger in it, but I’ve been following her red carpet career for quite some time. It’s easy to see why designers like Karl Lagerfeld hold Kruger in such high regard, she can wear some of the most high fashion looks better than a runway model.
I had been OBSESSED with this collection when I first saw it on the runway this winter. I had been holding out hope that the collection would show up at the Oscars, but alas, it wasn’t really showcased like it should have been. I’m willing to let it slide because Diane Kruger shows up in it months later and it still looks just as awesome as I remember. While I might argue that the way the corset of the dress is fitted isn’t the most flattering, I still love the overall dress. Its daring pattern takes a daring person to wear, and I’m happy she stepped up to the challenge.
This is easily one of my favorite printed dresses I’ve seen in a while. I’ve made no secret that I love a good mixed print and Mary Katrantzou is THE person to go to when you want something printed. I love that she let the dress do the talking and kept the rest of the outfit basic, choosing a simple pearl clutch and some strappy black sandals. In terms of hair and beauty, her hair looks pretty effortless, as does her eye makeup but that splash of deep berry lip color is knockout.
I’m torn with this because it’s a little too close to home of my best dressed of all time: Michelle Williams at the 2006 Oscars (sue me, I thought it was perfection). But four years later, at a different award show, Diane shows up in a similarly-colored dress and lip combo and I’m not mad. Sure, we’ve seen it before but it doesn’t make the look any less important. I love the movie star quality of this entire ensemble, and the sweptback hair and dangling earrings really knock it out of the park for me.
Forget the fact that Beyonce also wore feathers at the bottom of her dress at the 2012 Met Gala (and her dress was see-through after just giving birth), I really loved this Prada gown. The theme of the event was an ode to Schiaparelli and Prada, so it’s no surprise Kruger dressed for the occasion by donning a Prada frock. The dress is so bohemian and carefree (and she didn’t have to feel guilty if she ate a sandwich before). The thing that sealed the deal for me was the easy accessorizing.
In a look that can only best be described as reminiscent of Grace Kelly, Kruger closed out the Cannes Film Festival with this jaw-dropping gown from Christian Dior’s Couture collection. The sheer volume of the dress is enough to make any starlet run screaming for the hills, but Diane did not shy away. Top that off with classic hair and some simple stud earrings, this dress is perfection, and one of the major red carpet moments of the ages.
Are you as big of a fan of Diane Kruger’s red carpet style as I am? I’m always impressed by people who dress for the sake of loving fashion.