37 posts tagged "Diane Kruger"
Diane Kruger has been working the red carpet for a solid three months in support of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Angelina Jolie, whose husband, Brad Pitt, plays the lead, shows up for only the big-ticket events—Cannes in May and L.A. yesterday at the film’s West Coast premiere. Their choices last night were another interesting study in contrasts. Kruger’s spangled Atelier Versace, with its bold shoulders and plunging keyhole back, was the dress of a fashion adventuress; you don’t have to study her press junket pics to see that she obviously loves clothes. Jolie’s strapless black leather Michael Kors number, on the other hand, was decidedly more minimalist. Not in the least understated, but the choice of a woman who’s always depended more on her pillow lips and other pneumatic gifts than on fashion for red-carpet impact. Whose dress do you like better?
Diane Kruger dishes on her Inglourious Basterds style: “The best [part of this role] was actually getting down and dirty. To have the ripped skirt, the [bullet] hole in the leg—being disheveled is usually more fun.” Cue bullet hole-patterned leggings for Spring. [WWD]
Paula Abdul’s out and Posh is in. She’s not coming on as a permanent judge, but Victoria Beckham is slated to tell it like it is on the next season of American Idol. Remember, she was a singer first. [E! Online]
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, the opera? It’s not too good to be true. Timberbrit is a “tragic tale…Timberlake returns after a long absence to win back Spears’ love, but in the end she chooses the audience’s love above all else.” We almost cried just reading that.
Menswear-inspired looks on the red carpet are no new phenomenon, but Diane Kruger took the trend perhaps a little too literally at the Inglourious Basterds premiere in Melbourne. A bow tie and suspenders? We prefer a more subtle take on the borrowed-from-the-boys look, like the satin ensemble the actress wore back in December. Lake Bell managed to pull off tuxedo-chic in Rag & Bone at the Met gala in May. Do you think Kruger’s Chanel getup here has the same edgy effect?
The awards are about to start after a flurry of late arrivals: Daphne Guinness with Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Zac Posen with a twirling Doutzen Kroes and Thakoon Panichgul who asked how early arrivers Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer and Lauren duPont looked in his pleated minidresses from resort. (The latest of them all was Swarovski Award presenter Blake Lively in strapless screaming-pink Michael Kors). OK, she’s not MObama but Diane Kruger, who has the all-important task of presenting the Womenswear Designer Award is wearing Jason Wu: a cute little red dress with crafty black embellished shoulders. “I dressed her for Cannes,” Wu explained. “She just gets fashion.”
Diane Kruger was snapped post-Cannes Film Festival at LAX in what we consider an ideal flying outfit: comfy tee, tweed jacket to ward off cabin chills, cuffed boyfriend jeans, and a fedora to cover a mussed ‘do. What is your preferred airplane style? Do you favor ultra-glam getups à la Victoria Beckham and Beyoncé, or is a simple tracksuit more your thing?