In or Out: Diane Kruger in Chanel Couture

Posted on July 07, 2011

We fear we’re not going to be able to be objective about this one. Then again, we’re normally about as objective as your average cable news political pundit, so this is nothing new. After all, the tagline is “Fabulous & Opinionated,” not “Fabulous & Careful Consideration,” right?

Diane Kruger attends the Chanel Fall 2011 couture show at the Grand Palais in Paris in a Chanel couture gown.

Chanel Fall 2009 Couture Collection/Model: Irina Kulikova (IMG)

Now, you probably scrolled down and thought “She looks fine! What the hell are these two queens going on about?” It’s like this: there are two design elements in women’s fashion that we almost uniformly, across-the-board, don’t like: asymmetrical hems and ankle straps. The former always makes it look like she got her dress caught in her limo door and the latter always makes us think of showgirls in ’30s musicals. On the other hand, that’s a pretty fabulous look top to bottom, even if we sniff at some of the elements. The hair’s bothering us a bit too. She’s got the Teutonic good looks and bone structure, but this little ‘do is making her look a little bit “milk maid” from the neck up. As you can see, we’re all over the map on this one. Only you, our precious unborn fawns, can make the call:

VOTE NOW!


IN! She’s a tall, icy glass of Chanel, bitches!

OUT! St. Pauli Girl! Another round over here!

The Minion Opinion on Cate Blanchett’s salute to Nancy Reagan was pretty mixed, but in the end, she was declared IN.

[Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com, style.com]

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Diane Kruger has the genetic material to surpass common fashion rules. She is working it, ankle straps or no.

      • Anonymous

        Well put!  I concur!

    • Anonymous

      She looks freaking FABULOUS! Definitely an IN.

    • Alyson Lamble

      I liked it until I saw the hemline.  And the shoes are boring.  Barely OUT.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

        I agree.  Great until you get to the hem.  Then it’s wtf? If it all ended at cocktail length, it would be a nice dress.

    • Anonymous

      J’ADORE. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Looking at her from the left (her right side) she’s all the way in. Looking at her so the asymmetry shows, she’s halfway out.

      As for ankle straps, on a shoe like that there has to be an ankle strap. It wouldn’t stay on without it. This is true for a lot of shoes. What I don’t like is that they cut the line from leg to toe, but this one’s pretty delicate, so it’s not such a problem.

    • Anonymous

      i think she pulls off the dress (as everything else) very well. but i, too, have a problem with the hair, altough more concerning the fact that that certain ‘do throws the proportions of her face all out of whack

    • http://www.sineaddoyle.com Sinead

      There is no out with Diane Kruger. She has a magic gene that makes everything look great. This would be an out on any other human being but her. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=37300827 Johnny Heffernan

        The bitch is every Blake Lively lookalike’s worst nightmare. This is how you do classy blonde.

        • Anonymous

          Which makes me wonder why he picked Blake for his latest campaign.  She’s trashy blonde Chanel, and Diane is classy blonde Chanel.  I guess I should just be happy that he didn’t go with Fraulein Claudia again.

    • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

      Her dress from the waist up is beautiful, but that hemline is bizarre to me. 
      OUT I’m afraid. 

      • Anonymous

        Pretty much my thoughts exactly – So very in from the waist up… and then ,,,

    • Anonymous

      j’adore.  the shoes are a little “meh,” which has nothing to do with the ankle straps to me… but overall, she looks lovely.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Lipinski/2201190 Brian Lipinski

      So ridiculously IN.

    • Harriet Stone

      IN!  She looks amazing.  I also am totally in love with the Chanel model’s hat.  Beautiful.

    • Meghan Winch

      Very very in.

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      I think she looks fantastic! IN!

    • Anonymous

      Meh. I just don’t like the dress. Though she never looks anything less than stunning. 

    • Anonymous

      She looks chic, IN.

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Anonymous

      In

    • http://spygrl1.livejournal.com/ spygrl1

      she’s pretty much always IN for me, and definitely so here. Asymmetrical hems usually bug me, too, but this dress overcomes.

    • Dana Forman

      I don’t LOVE it like I love some of her looks, but I’m leaning more towards In than Out.

    • http://profiles.google.com/insertbrackets Tory Adkisson

      Diane is so IN! She makes these often questionable elements look exactly right!

    • Anonymous

      Is she pregnant? If so, this would be an absolute in.  If not, then the construction of this frock is making her and the model look like they are with child.  Fabulous dress except for that one big bugger of a detail.  **OUT**

    • Anonymous

      In, however: agree on shoes (blah in general)
      and hemline (just pick one length and stick with it, people),
      but I love the hair and the top of that dress is fab!

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Out.  Normally she wears clothes like no one’s business, but it’s not working here. 

    • Barbara Bundy

      It looks like she sat in something and had to cover it up by wrapping herself in a restaurant tablecloth. The look was kind of interesting on the model, but it looks off with the red carpet styling. Love the beading, though.

    • Lenora Dody

       Not loving the hair or the hemline but I still think it’s a beautiful dress so I’m giving it an IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN.  She looks amazing.  God knows I prefer her ankle strap shoes to those horrors worn by the model.  Although I’m generally not an ankle strap fan, either.  Asymmetry doesn’t bother me as it does you, TLo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

      I’m with some other posters.  On most other people, that dress would look weird and shapeless, and the hair would look like a person playing a bit part in Heidi.  But, with her?  IN.  I don’t get it or understand it, but there it is.

    • Jillian Kroos

      So very in. I’m not a fan of those kinds of shoes, either, but they work in this case since they’re obviously not meant to be the focal point.

      I can also see your point regarding the hair, but I think it softens her facial features when styled like that. She can sometimes look like a little stern Fraulein if her hair is too neat.

    • Anonymous

      Hem: weirdness. Out!

    • Anonymous

      It’s really a shame Chanel went with the asymmetrical skirt on this dress, the bodice is FAB!!  The skirt hem simply distracts and was really not needed.  It isn’t that she looks bad, it just isn’t a great finish to the dress.  IN/OUT, I can’t go firmly either way.

    • Sara Stillwell

      In!!!!! I DO NOT understand your ankle strap hatred. I think they look sexy, for the most part. And that dress is killer. You crazy bitches is crazy.

      • Anonymous

        i agree IN IN IN. i love ankle straps too, what the heck is wrong with 30′s showgirls?  also, i’m not biased either way on asymmetrical hems, in this case it makes the look appropriate to the event.  floor length and she’d look overdressed, knee length would be casual and boring.  the look is balanced and the beading is spectacular.  the hair is brunhilda to match her cheekbones.  as my three year old granddaughter would say “What the heck is thuh mattah wich you?”  she learned this from her dad along with “Whachu lookin at fool?”  next generation hip hop coming up. 

    • Aly Light

      I see where you’re coming from with the asymmetrical hem, particularly because the lengths of this one are so disparate. I have no idea where your ire for ankle straps come from, especially since these are practically invisible. And her hair and make-up are lovely. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Makeup’s a little wan, too, no? Would have liked a poppier lip with different hair. Still, I think she looks pretty great and love the dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002209332020 Molly Maguire

      Meh on the dress — but j’ADORE the model’s shoes!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Y’all crazy – she looks utterly gorgeous. So IN.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a modern princess Leia in star wars… or maybe it’s just because of the background but still… OUT

    • Anonymous

      She looks fabulous! I’m not fond of the hair but that’s just a minor quibble. And I think the shoes look great. IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      I find her features to be very forgettable blonde, and her dress looks too long for her, which is a problem she often has, but this is pretty. In.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t really like the dress the first time I saw it, but then l I saw it in some other pictures and the lining of the…fishtail is the same at the top.  So I kind of like that fun detail. Although I don’t care for that tulle she added at the neckline. The shoes don’t bother me and the hair isn’t offensive…at least it’s washed and she put some effort into it.

      IN.

    • Anonymous

      For Paul Poiret looks you need a bob.  Her hair is wrong. And the shoes that match are TDF and perfect with the dress. Boring Jennifer Anniston sandals are wrong wrong wrong. I give her cred for picking the dress but points taken off for the styling and accessories. 

      • Anonymous

        It would have been better with a bob, but I like what she did better than the loose-waves-around-the-face which these gals mostly favor.

        I couldn’t agree more about the shoes on the model.

    • Anonymous

      Am I the only one who thinks the top looks like something from the sale rack at Marshal’s? Someone at la maison du Chanel got out the bedazzler and went a little apeshit. The bottom looks like they ran outta fabric and had to make do.

      Out.

    • Anonymous

      I love the hair. And the profile of the dress is quite nice. Full on frontal is not my favorite. I’m still giving up an In.

    • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

      no no no.  it’s only a ‘gown’ from the right side.  I am with you TLo.  Boo.

    • http://verenahafner.wordpress.com/ Verena

      IN! Diane can do no wrong (which probably prompts her to do so in 3, 2, …).

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      I think that dress only looks good from angles where you can’t see both hem lengths. It looks like she just wrapped an embellished bedsheet around her.

      Diane Kruger can make almost anything look good, but not this. Out.

    • Dorothy Cronin

      Normally, I’d be with you on the asymmetry, but for some reason she’s perfection here. In!

    • Anonymous

      Well, since I love ankle straps and all shoes from the 1930-40s era,  I don’t mind the shoes, although I that is too much dress for such a minimalist shoe. I prefer the retro-style 19th century boot to balance out the detail on top. I do like some asymmetrical designs, but this particular one isn’t quite doing it for me.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Melikes.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t care if it’s Chanel, I don’t like the dress. The hemline ruins it. The shoes, not my fave but I could live with them.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      It’s a striking gown, but the model has the more fabulous shoes.  Her hair doesn’t really bother me, althought “milkmaid” is right on the money.

    • Anonymous

      So… so… so IN

    • Anonymous

      Asimetrical hems are EVIL. She is possibly the only person on the planet tha could make them work, and i love the look from the waist up (hair included-sorry) but i still can’t look at that hem. out

    • Anonymous

      Other photos show that the inside of the skirt has the same beading as the bodice. It’s beautiful. I don’t mind the hair (dull) or the shoes (dull) or the hem. What bothers me is how dark brown the netting she has at the cleavage looks. I suspect it’s supposed to evoke the color of the beading, but it doesn’t. Overall, very glamorous, however.

    • bookish

      I love every bit of it. IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      I just think she is divine. Hair or not.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      IN!

      I usually hate asymmetrical hems but for some reason this one works for me.

    • Anonymous

      IN!   Such a gorgeous dress on a gorgeous bod.  When it works, it works.  Would love to see the cloche with it too.

    • Miss Andrea Chapman

      Babies you need to go to counseling over your issues with ankle straps. Seriously. Like all things they can be used to both great success and trainwrecked. The lady looks amazing and modern and if I had the “I’ve just shagged Josh Jackson” afterglow I too would be less concerned with my hair cause I knew whatever I did everyone in the damn room would be totally jello.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juline-Débaul/100002426617563 Juline Débaul

      You really have to get over asymmetrical hems, T Lo! Is that what is holding you back? And ankle straps? OK, the hair I can get behind, but otherwise, this is an easy IN, just because!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      IN!!! She looks gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      Out.

    • http://twitter.com/Nonnetje85 Manon

      It would have been better as a short dress or a long one, but still she looks gourgeous… The ankle straps are delicate, she just shouldn’t bent her leg when she poses… Over all she is IN!

    • Elaine Lang

      I was all gaspy and “how gorge” as I scrolled down and hit the hem. 

      OMGWTFBBQ.

      The hem ruins it.   Make it normal and I’ll resume gasping and flailing.

    • Anonymous

      IN. love it!

    • Anonymous

      In.  She’s rocking it like a crying baby.  Only one or two women could wear this, but she’s one of them.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  But it was close.  It basically came down to the fact that I LUV HUH.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_57OVHCVQIOC3VM47ORVDF2WWLI Kyle

      in! she’s pulling it off quite well

    • Anonymous

      In. Diane Kruger can pull this off. 

    • Anonymous

      I could have gone for some more interesting shoes, but overall IN

    • Anonymous

      In. I think she looks stunning.

    • Anonymous

      Love it! The shoes on the model were a better choice, though.
      IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      She should have kept the runway shoes.. IMO the hem leads down to the awesome shoes and they are one “look”  Also, IMO she’s not fancied up enough for the dress.  In most regards, meh.  But enough for me to grudgingly give her an IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1751548758 Todd Gangel

      Kinda love it, actually…although I wish she’d duplicated the model’s look a little more faithfully by keeping the shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Ankle straps are sexy; what are you two queens going on about?

      I’m not usually a fan of asymmetrical hems either, but I kind of love this dress. The hair is definitely a little milk maid, though.

      She’s IN

    • Anonymous

      IN. Girl looks fab…even with ankle straps and vaguely milkmaid hair.

    • Anonymous

      It’s definitely looking better on her than on the model.
      The shoes look like death traps but still a better choice than those sad thirtish Richelieu (that would look gorgeous with another outfit).
      Should have done something else with the hair but other than that it’s a massive IN

    • Anonymous

      It’s definitely looking better on her than on the model.
      The shoes look like death traps but still a better choice than those sad thirtish Richelieu (that would look gorgeous with another outfit).
      Should have done something else with the hair but other than that it’s a massive IN

    • Anonymous

      IN, because it is the fab Ms. Kruger. (She’s be even more fab with her gorgeous husband on her arm, but kittens can’t have everything.) I don’t care for the hem, but the bodice of the dress is so lovely and she is really working it. I like Diane’s shoes much better than the model’s. The St. Pauli hair can go.

    • Anonymous

      le sigh. she looks fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      100% In

    • Courtney Hellams

      in! she looks amazing

    • Paige Hinson

      I think she looks perfect!

    • Ann Strunk

      In!  I’m usually on the asymmetrical hem hate bandwagon, but I actually like this one.  She looks fabulous. 

    • Anonymous

      if only she had worn the model’s shoes (love them) but i guess i will give it an IN

    • http://twitter.com/merrigator merrigator

      I think she looks lovely here.  In!

    • Anonymous

      IN.  IMHO, Diane Kruger is the fairest of them all.

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      IN! She looks utterly fantastic!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

      For some reason, this dress makes me think of the PR “Day to Evening” challenge. On one side, she’s getting the boss a latte. On the other side, she’s going out on the town. Just…weird. 

    • http://twitter.com/sylvia_warren Sylvia

      J’adore. Sorry TLo. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

      IN- multiplied to infinity!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6416893 Jenna Kuhmann

      Love the dress and she looks stunning.  100% IN.

    • Mariah J

      That dress is fabulous, definitely IN

    • Anonymous

      IN. I actually prefer the ankle straps to the model’s styling, as this is a dress that needs more skin showing to balance out the asymmetry. I also like the silhouette.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

      In. I agree about the asymmetrical hemline, but she looks fabulous just the same. And she’s Diane Kruger. She’s a risk-taker and can pull off almost anything.

    • Anonymous

      She looks fantastic! Easily an IN! And to be honest, I have absolutely no problem with ankle straps (if you can pull them off well) or asymmetrical hems, which I personally love and wear. It all depends on how it’s used. I’d never count out an entire element (like ankle straps, or ruffles, or cutouts) because it all depends on how it works with the rest of the outfit. And here, almost all of it works perfectly. I adore this dress, particularly the top. Not a huge fan of the shoes, though. Not because of the ankle straps, I just don’t really like them. But besides that, she looks beautiful.

    • Christine Marie

      Can we have a category between “in” and “out”? Like “enh”?

      She gets an overwhelming “enh” on this one. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      Dislike hem, wispy material (slip?) at v-neck, and hairdo.  She looks so severe.  Don’t mind ankle straps since they are delicate, but this is still an OUT.

    • Anonymous

      IN! I’m there with you on ankle straps, and I think she could’ve chosen another barely-there shoe that would work besides that style, but the sleek shine of the shoes really work with the dress as well. The dress looks very streamlined, which is what a lot of asymmetrical hems lack, and the details on the edge make it look like it’s from the same dress and intentional. 
      The hair could be less milkmaid-y but I get what they were going with there. Makeup’s okay.

    • Kate Lorenz

      From the thumbnail, I thought IN RIDICULOUSLY IN I DON’T EVEN NEED TO SEE THE REST OF THE DRESS; but then I saw the rest of the dress and thought, “Oh.”  Honestly this is almost an out for me; I think the skirt is ridic unflattering, on both her AND the model.  I also don’t think it’s right for her coloring, and I hate the shoes.  Against all odds; out!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002173039987 Deb B-Rocker

      IN   –   She looks glorious. The cut of the dress is super stunning, way better on her than on the model, prob thanks to Diane’s slightly more shapely hips. Yes, better shoes could have been chosen, but they’re not bad – they’re safe. She tends to like her hair a little less Diva, and that’s ok. You have to admit that it stays true to her quirky unconventional style.

    • Anonymous

      I looked at it for a minute or two and I spent most of that time thinking about how odd the proportions are, when I should have been noticing how great her legs are. The oddness detracts from the pretty a little too much. Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      OUT.

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Anonymous

      Totally IN

      I see nothing wrong…which is unusual for me.  :)

    • Anonymous

      IN. I’m usually ambivalent about Kruger and I’m with the T and Lo on both asymmetry AND ankle-straps, but the whole look works somehow. Now I need to go take a bath; I feel slightly dirty. 

    • http://bloggertobenamedlater.com/ Jean

      She looks great but I hate the hemline. In, but only because it’s her. She is working it.

    • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

      I’m giving it an IN with reservations.  Had she gone with the shoes the model is wearing it would have been just fierce enough to make up for the mullet hem.  As it is, I’m grateful she didn’t go with the awful sheer hose they’re trying to bringing back.

      Also, I can’t explain it, but damn I want that hat.

      • Anonymous

        What’s to explain? It’s pretty marvelous.

    • Sandra Darst

      I think the ankle straps are perfectly understated.  The shoes the model is wearing, while they “match” the dress, really distract from the dress’s details.   The ankle straps let the dress shine.

      I don’t know about the hem… But either way, she is working it!

    • Anonymous

      out

    • Anonymous

      Is this a “long evening gown” (which I think it odd to wear to a fashion show) or a “short dress”? Or just a bipolar frock unable to decide? Chanel usually parades a department store’s catalogue of work so it’s not like there was a lack of choices. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

      Don’t love the hemline, but she’s still IN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

      Don’t love the hemline, but she’s still IN

    • Anonymous

      Out. St. Pauli Girl, indeed! 

      (And the asymmetry of that hem is too extreme!)

    • Anonymous

      Out. St. Pauli Girl, indeed! 

      (And the asymmetry of that hem is too extreme!)

    • http://twitter.com/pag_baj Paige Boerman

      OUT. Not a fan and I stood in front of a similar backdrop to have my prom pictures taken, several years ago.

    • Anonymous

      Alright, I get your dislike of asymmetrical hems. I however think they work on occasion. But NOT liking ankle straps!? That is a travesty! They are timeless, classic and incredibly sexy! For women with no arch or instep to speak of they are fantastic. Sexy on film and sexy in life. That is one fashion classic for which your dislike is truly irrational.

    • Grace Ritt

      IN. I love asymmetrical hem lines and she deployed the ankle straps nicely. Also she is so fierce!

    • http://twitter.com/Blythington_III Blythe Irish

      Gorge! Totally in!

    • Julie Woodson

      I love the top, but I’m with Tom and Lo on the asymmetrical bottom. I do happen to love 30s showgirls, though.

    • Anonymous

      Love it. Flaws and all. 

    • Anonymous

      In. What you said about Chanel, bitches.

    • MilaXX

      I honestly can’t decide. The overall look is okay. I could easily see giving this a minor IN or OUT. However I hate the hair and makeup, and I detest 99% of all all asymmetrical hems and this is no exception. The dress could work with either hemline, but having a combo of the 2 just bugs. On the other hand, this dress fits her well. Often Diane wears dresses that look like she’s being swallowed up in fabric.
      Nope, just decided OUT

    • Shawn Hill

      Out! Unforgivable hem. Diane, think before you don the latest thing! You’re so pretty and fierce without the help!

    • Alyssa Stanfield

      In…she can wear just about anything and be in. I normally hate asymmetrical hems, but hers is different in that the pattern from the top is on the inside of the hem…just funky enough to make it okay!

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      I think you guys are way to hung up on your dislikes. That girl looks slamming!

    • Anonymous

      Love the dress.
      Don’t like the shoes but I can understand not wanting the feet to fight the dress.
      IN.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      twas a rotten chanel season, thats for sure. minding neither 30s musicals nor ankle straps on people who are not me, i still dont like the shoes. then again & until you get to the heels, the black-bedazzled spectators worn by the model are fabulous.

    • http://profiles.google.com/galalefey Gabriella Ripoll

      IN! If only because I adore the beading on the top of that dress. Fireworks! Fwah! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/galalefey Gabriella Ripoll

      IN! If only because I adore the beading on the top of that dress. Fireworks! Fwah! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/galalefey Gabriella Ripoll

      IN! If only because I adore the beading on the top of that dress. Fireworks! Fwah! 

    • Anonymous

      Out!  She’s not bringing it to the dress.

    • Anonymous

      Out!  She’s not bringing it to the dress.

    • Anonymous

      Out!  She’s not bringing it to the dress.

    • Anonymous

      Normally I hate uneven hems, but with the interior effect I kind of like this one.  Not to mention everything else looking gorgeous.  No opinion on the shoes since they are practically invisible.  IN

    • Christina Brennan

      I like this entire look, even the whackadoodle hemline.  It keeps an otherwise hum-drum dress interesting.  She pulls it off and so a complete IN for me.

    • http://twitter.com/Roy2ul RR

      our pictures don’t show the lining of the asymmetrical hemline that shows the same design as the top!  IN!!!

    • Judith Mignault

      IN!  I don’t usually like assymetrical hemline, but this one is pretty fantastic!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      tall icy glass of chanel!

    • Anonymous

      2 dresses. OUT!

    • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

      This is really an interesting look, which I think totally works. No picture of it, but it looks like the print is on the inside of the skirt, too. I love ankle straps. :) IN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UH5XQGXDKLXDSVGB626B53KXBA linda

      in

    • Liana Brooks

      In – it looks better on her than on the model.

    • Anonymous

      The dress is horrible and the details of the entire look are pretty weak yet somehow she manages to look great anyway.  IN.

    • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

      I don’t like asymmetrical hems either, but she knows how to wear clothes and sells her look, ankle straps and all. IN!

    • Anonymous

      out, although the shoes and the top part of the dress are fine.

    • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

      Beautiful woman who looks great waist up. Unfortunately, the weird asymmetrical hemline and the weird starry background made me think “is this a bad prom photo?” So…OUT

    • Anonymous

      IN. She pulls off asymmetry very well indeed. Quibble on the hairdo though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMTA7CJOTIYAF34H5OZ5PMFBQI Terri

      I don’t like asymmetrical hemlines either, but this one works because of the border detail. IMO, that keeps it from looking like a torn dress. And her strappy sandals match the simplicity of the lower half of her dress so that your eye is naturally drawn up over and over again to the lovely bodice and face up top.  If she’s an “out”, please let me be an “out” for the rest of my life.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

      Her hair looks more godess-esque milk-maid, if anything. IN.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. The hair and hemline kill it for me. I do like the upper part of the dress. Part of what ruins for me too, is the fact that she’s not really werking it. 

      I want the model’s shoes. Killah!

    • http://twitter.com/RachelGCarroll Rachel Carroll

      The dress on anyone with anything resembling hips, Ms. Kruger included, starts to look a tad maternity to me.  Fabulous maternity to be sure but I don’t think that is the look she is going for.  I love that she has some hips, I just don’t think this is the dress for her.  On the plus side, I must have some inner 30′s showgirl going on because I like the shoes.  I am going to go with an OUT on this one but just barely

    • Anonymous

      In for me, yes a bit of weird but still in.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      Don’t hate on ankle straps – some of us have skinny feet and can’t wear pumps!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Just/100000398823204 Matthew Just

      She looks terrific. Someone needs their Mydol.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  Though I mourn the shoes worn by the  model which I LOVE more than I can ever love the dress. IMO, the dress would look better with a very mannered accessory. Her hair is good, so she needn’t have worn a hat. Even though it would have been too copy-from-the-runway, I still would have loved her to wear the shoes.

      God those shoes [on model] are fabulous.

    • aimee_parrott

      Oh, she’s IN.  Normally I agree re: ankle straps, but these ones are so delicate, and her legs are so fabulous, that they work.  I don’t like the hemline at all, but she just looks so cool and glamorous that I’m willing to overlook it.

    • Anonymous

      i agree with the crit, but she’s pulling it off with grace, in! 

    • Anonymous

      This is what the Fug Girls call a scroll-down fug.  The hair is bad but it’s not killing the look, but as you scroll down first you hit that ridiculous hem, and then you get to the sandals which look like they are about to slice her at the ankles and toes. 

      Having vented, I have to be honest and call it IN, anyway — somehow she’s pulling this look off when no one else possibly could.

    • Lauen newman

      In. She works it. I would probably normally hate it, but the girl looks fierce. 

    • Anonymous

      She looks amazing.  IN all the way.

    • Anonymous

      it’s a little odd, but she’s working it.  in!

    • Erica Moon

      meh.  it’s ok – don’t think it’s worth a post…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      IN!  Love the ankle straps, don’t love the assymetrical, but it’s different enough to cause people to pause – exactly what a celeb wants to do, while looking fabulous.

      I agree about the hair, but it’s a minor quibble compared to the overall look.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ebba-Svantesson/1750647220 Ebba Svantesson

      in

    • http://profiles.google.com/j.allen27 Jennifer Allen

      So very IN, even more so if Pacey was with her. Also, if y’all see the actual details of the shoes they work nicely with the circular detailing of the dress: http://shoerazzi.com/diane-kruger-in-sergio-rossi/.

    • Danny Maza

      OUT those 2 elements dont mix :S

    • Anonymous

      Fabulous.  You’re nitpicking.  IN.

    • Tom Shea

      IIIIIIINNNNNNN.

    • Anonymous

      IN!!

    • Anonymous

      IN!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_COO4CCCPEVDT7IG5IOVGN3AZAM Its Yo Hipsta Treyshon

      “Quarter Mullet Hemline”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_COO4CCCPEVDT7IG5IOVGN3AZAM Its Yo Hipsta Treyshon

      “Quarter Mullet Hemline”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548830913 Darien Nevulti LeDisko

      IN, this looks good, nitpicking or not. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548830913 Darien Nevulti LeDisko

      IN, this looks good, nitpicking or not. 

    • Anonymous

      IN! IN! A thousand times IN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      In, with one caveat: that skirt is too long for her. You don’t drag borrowed Chanel on the ground, bitch, no matter how clean and rarefied the earth around you is.

    • Anonymous

      I love ankle straps for the same reason TLo hates them, but I’m with you boys on asymmetrical hems.  I rarely like them, and this one is not an exception.  Too bad, I liked it alot until I got to to her knees.  Out for me.

    • Anonymous

      I love ankle straps for the same reason TLo hates them, but I’m with you boys on asymmetrical hems.  I rarely like them, and this one is not an exception.  Too bad, I liked it alot until I got to to her knees.  Out for me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614423102 Sara Nolan Collins

      She’s IN.  You guys are crazy.

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Lisa

      Okay, IN, but I’m also starting to get tired of her.  

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karen K.

      I say IN, despite the weird hemline.  The dress is beautiful and interesting and thank GOD she didn’t wear those horrible platform shoes that are everywhere!  An elegant dress like that demands a delicate, strappy shoe, and that’s what she’s wearing, much better what’s on the model (which I admit are interesting, just too distracting from the dress.  

      I agree with Sobaika, Diane is so genetically blessed she can wear just about anything. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicole-Walraven/527225623 Nicole Walraven

      love the bodice, but the skirt looks like she put her apron on sideways. Out…but only just and based solely on personal aesthetic.

    • http://twitter.com/iraki86 Ira Ioannidou

      in

    • Anonymous

      She looks mahvelous!

    • Anonymous

      IN. I think she looks lovely.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      In.  She looks stunning.  I can’t deny it.

    • Anonymous

      I actually like these ankle straps, though I’m not sure on the dress… From the front, I hate it, but from the long side, it is okay. 

      Overall, I think this is an IN, but barely.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      What have you got against Thirties Showgirls?
      Ankle Straps: In
      Asymmetrical hems: Out in the dustbin, right next to the Mullet Skirts
      The shoes the model wore: even more In than the ankle straps
      Milk maid hair: tricky but she’s pulling it off

      Overall: In – the bodice is eyecatching and obscures the problems lower down

    • Anonymous

      In. She looks serenely beautiful. I don’t always love asymmetrical hems, but this one works. I hope the shoe industry never gets wind of your hatred of ankle straps because they would put a hit out on you two faster than you could say “jumpin’ Gepetto!” (wasn’t Pinocchio’s dad a shoemaker?). Seems to me that at least 50% of women’s dress shoes have ankle straps. And a world without Tom & Lorenzo would be such a drab, humorless, unfashionable and quite possibly tacky place. :(

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N3GA2TTX752OYSKBWWXQVFM2HI katie

      hate that skirt, but otherwise IN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36EUHH4GTIV7S4ICMCDRW2H6AQ Janyce

      IN!  Hem looks more purposeful with the print trim, I don’t mind ankle straps, and I think the hair is lovely.

    • Anonymous

      Really? In. She is absolutely pulling this off

    • Rei Carter

      IN.
      This is the first time I’ve ever liked an asymmetrical hem.

    • http://twitter.com/mirmir4 Miranda Timonen

      No shot of the inside of the asymmetrical hem? The pattern from the bust repeats inside, which I think is a nice touch. For mere mortals, it would be an out. On Krugs, it’s IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RXADS6U334VRF57KFWMXJ7MDVM Leslie

      TLo . . .  some of us  wear ankle straps because our feet will not hold a pump or a mule due to a medical issue.  This is the only way we are able to wear something other than ortho peds.    Thanks.  Love you.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        That’s great. No one’s judging you for wearing them or telling you not to.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RXADS6U334VRF57KFWMXJ7MDVM Leslie

      TLo . . .  some of us  wear ankle straps because our feet will not hold a pump or a mule due to a medical issue.  This is the only way we are able to wear something other than ortho peds.    Thanks.  Love you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      I think it’s a hideous dress on a beautiful girl.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-Jenkins/506864334 Sara Jenkins

      Icy tall glass. And I love the ankle straps.

    • Anonymous

      I love the shoes. The rest?  meh…

    • Anonymous

      i had an immediate and visceral negative reaction to the hem line.  i really hate it.  LOVE the top part.  overall out.  i just…. can’t get past…. that hem  *shudders*

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Diane is totally in. IN. I so heart the model’s shoes, though.

    • Anonymous

      As is, out.  I don’t have an aversion to asymetrical hems in general.  Just this one.  From knees to forehead, she’s perfect.  But that idiotic hem and walk of shame hair it just don’t cut it.

    • Anonymous

      I like ankle straps. They keep shoes on my feet. But I guess you boys never had to wear heels, especially when you wear an unusual inbetween size.

    • Anonymous

      In! fabulous…I love the beading along the hem as well as the neckline…

    • Anonymous

      in!! the girl is perfection

    • Anonymous

      I just cant get past that damn hemline. Out. 

    • Anonymous

      The hemline makes me really nervous.  Expecting a cataclysmic fall at any moment.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      I don’t mind the hem so much the way it appeared on the runway, but without the whole flapper shtick it just looks like an accident.
      It’s still very close, but I’m afraid she’s OUT.

      But I kind of really love that hat on the model.  I want Our Lady Cate to wear it to something, I think she’d look fab.

    • Anonymous

      She can pretty much make anything work, and I think she looks great head to toe. IN.

    • Anonymous

      you can get away with such evils as asymmetrical hems when you’re as fabulous as Diane. And beyond that, it’s not really a mullet hem, it’s like a crooked mullet wig hem. So at least it’s a little bit more interesting? 

    • Anonymous

      Oh my god, in. I don’t think it would work on anyone else ever, but. IN.

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Meagan Smith

      In!  She looks gorgeous.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637520850 Madison Chua

      The dress looks so much better on the model than on Ms Kruger. Perhaps it’s the proportions.

    • Anonymous

      Well now you’ve pointed out the milk maid hair, I can’t un-see it, but she’s still in. The shoes were a much better choice than those hideous Chanel things.

    • Zubair Ghumro

      I agree with Tom and Lorenzo on the asymmetrical hems but this one is a tough one. Despite some minor quibbles here and there I think she is pulling it off. So IN!!

    • Haley Buchanan

      IN!  She’s pretty darn gorgeous in that thing!

    • Anonymous

      IN, for sure.

    • http://moodring54.livejournal.com/ moodring54

      IN. She looks great. Anything else is just nitpicking.

      • Anonymous

        Precisely.  

        “Great” and the rest nitpicking is even more evident in other photos … and especially in video, as usual. (It’s amazing – though it shouldn’t amaze us – how many looks we diss that actually appear much better in live action … which is, after all, where these people operate in the world – not in nanosecond doses courtesy of the photographers’ scrum.)

    • Jennifer Hofstetter

      I think if anyone can pull off this look, it’s Diane Kruger.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN,this girl know how to wrk the hell out of Chanel.

    • Anonymous

      In, although the model was styled much better (minus the disturbing finger gloves).

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

      “Meh” is the best I can say.  She could have done so much better.  Out.

    • http://twitter.com/artfulhome1 Christy Bishop

      In.

    • Anonymous

      Think this is gorgeous look.  But you boys left out best part–the embroidery is on the inside of the train as well!  Think look is just about perfect.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550881905 Hildegerd Haugen

      She is too short for this dress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      Gorgeous! IN

    • Anonymous

      I have to go with IN. I’m not a fan of these types of hemlines either, but the rest of the look is so striking. 

    • Anonymous

      My gut reaction to the shoes is OUCH.  Something about those ankle straps looks painful.  Also, agreed on the hair.  Out.

    • Anonymous

      My gut reaction to the shoes is OUCH.  Something about those ankle straps looks painful.  Also, agreed on the hair.  Out.

    • vmcdanie

      Gack! I love the top. Do not love the skirt. Do not mind 1930′s showgirls.

      She needs a tad more jewelry in a bright color.

      Uhm… Uhm….In.

      But grudgingly.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      In

    • Anonymous

      Totally IN!  She looks better in the dress than the runway model and I like her shoes better than the runway look.  I understand your issue with asymmetrical hemlines but occassionally they work.  See above.  I really don’t get you’re aversion to ankle strap shoes but we all have our “things” we can’t abide.  I HATE wedge shoes.  I don’t think I’ve ever see ones I like.  I also don’t get your issues with “matchy – matchy”, but we can argue that another day.  :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374511853 Sara Yungwirth

      I’m giving this an Out. This just isn’t working for me.
      The dress looks like she left the office and put on a sarong halfway.
      And the bra peeking out isn’t working for me either.

    • http://twitter.com/Stevesotherhalf Svanhild Salmons

      Hey Chanel, knee length or floor length; pick a side, we’re at war!
      IN from the knees up, OUT from there down.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, IN. The overall effect is stunning.

    • Anonymous

      Fantastic.  In.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

      In! She looks beautiful and classy and I love you guys, but suck at being objective. :)

    • Brendan Foehr

      In or out, she’s still winning.

    • Anonymous

      In. I think she looks pretty.

    • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

      in. i understand your quibbles boys, but this look is perfect.

    • http://twitter.com/laura_valerie Laura Curtis

      FABULOUS. Always.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Add that waistline to the list of don’ts. But somehow she is pulling it off. Better than the model too. How does she do it. IN.

    • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

      I don’t know how but this is just great on her, anyone else this would be a no, with Diane it is a total IN!

    • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

      Oh damn she’s working it! I don’t see anything wrong with milkmaid hair, it’s pretty on her. I wish she’d have gone for more embellished shoes. Still, i’ll give it an In.

    • Anonymous

      You hate ankle straps? Seriously?

    • http://twitter.com/capt_shiny Mags

      In. Girl looks fierce.

    • Anonymous

      Supafly!  The hem is amazing and interesting.  It succeeds because you can see the deviation between the two pieces of fabric.  An assymetrical hem will look strangest if the designer attempts to create the illusion that the dress was created from a uniform piece of fabric with minimal seamwork. 

      Also…as mentioned before…she is Diane Kruger, who could wear two tampons as a set of earrings and call it functional, wearable design.

    • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

      In! She looks flawless and gorgeous and fierce.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PP4YUZ4KVA6TDLQCL2IGID7DJA F T

      Doth protest too much. She is werking that Chanel dress with just herself. 0 accessories. Just her and her own fabulousness. IN

    • http://twitter.com/DJButtons Breanna

      i actually think she’s totally working the dress (must be those superior genetics), but it’s missing a little oomph. Some earrings, maybe, or better shoes. OUT, just barely.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. It just takes more than skinny and cute to catch interest.