Diane Kruger, Other Lady in Black

Posted on January 25, 2012

Is it too early to declare the B&W getups to officially be a “thing” at the Paris Couture shows? Because Cameron was rocking them and now it appears that Diane is too. Let’s go to the tape.


Diane Kruger attends the Chanel Spring 2012 Couture Show.

Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 Collection

We might be the cheese who stands alone on this one but we love this on her. It’s true that she has no shape whatsoever in this getup but we just love it for its winter-chic feel. The boots really make it.


Diane Kruger attends the Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Couture Show.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 Couture Collection

And speaking of winter-chic… this would make a great cocktail dress for Lady Stark, don’t you think? It’s a bit heavy and it too obscures her shape, but it’s totally fuck-you fabulous. She needs a cigarette holder and a turban.


Diane Kruger attends the Atelier Versace Spring 2012 Show.

Versace Resort 2012 Collection

She must’ve been chafing under those bulky outfits and needed something tight to remind the world she’s a size 2.  It’s a super-cute dress, but totally NOT winter-chic. We realize she probably spends no more than a few minutes a day braving the elements, as she rushes from her limo to a venue, but even so, this is awfully skimpy for January.


[Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images]

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  • Anonymous

    No, no and no.

    • I can’t believe it, all of it is horrible. Horrible all around.

  • If y’all started recapping Game of Thrones, I might die from a fangirly implosion of nerdy bliss.

    • Ali

      Particularly if we got analysis of Sansa’s hair, Dany’s clothes etc. as it relates to the plot/characters a la Mad Men!

      • Anonymous

        I started a blog trying to do just that because I was so inspired by TLo and their magnificence. I’ve been having a little difficulty finding the time to do it, though.


    • Anonymous

      Oh my God, YES.  I would love for them to recap GoT.  I loved the series so much I watched it TWICE.

    • The least we should get are more Game of Thrones references. 

  • Cathy S

    Love the first and last looks; not so sure about the second. I wouldn’t have thought I would like that first one, but I think it looks very chic.

  • I am so coveting that first dress…you WOULD have to be a size 2 to pull it off, but it totally reads European winter to me.


  • I love everything but the Chanel is absurdly adorable and yet chic. And yes, the boots are key.

  • I second this proposal.

    (This is in reply to Mary if it is not showing up that way)

  • MilaXX

    First outfit, I like but not on her. She looks as flat and shapeless as an ironing board. Second outfit is a little better, and I agree on the Lady Stark suggestion btw. However I wish she had kept the drawstring/belt thingy to at least give the impression of a waistline/curve. Third look is a home run for me. It’s the best fit of them all and I think she looks lovely in it.

    Dear T & Lo, I realize you love them, but turbans are never really going to happen in a big way.

  • Like the first, hate the second, am ambivalent about the third.

  • Chic is the perfect word to describe her in the first two outfits.  The third is cute too, but brrrrr.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like the first look at all, basically because she just looks like a block in it.
    The second look I would have liked if the fur had been limited to only the collar OR only the skirt. As is, it’s like a woolly mammoth costume.
    I love the third dress, but agree that it’s a bit too skimpy for this time of year, unless of course you work in my office, where it’s always August.  

  • Anonymous

    The first one is very winter chic – I love it.
    The second one not so much – not at all actually. She looks dowdy and as if she has on no make-up -just came from my spa treatment.
    The last one is cute but I’m not loving the hair and as you said -totally not January! 

  • Love the Chanel. Only someone as slender as she is could wear it, but she looks wonderful.  The Valli somehow looks clunky to me. I like your analysis of the Versace dress–she looks lovely. January, shmanuary, it’s Global Warming.

  • Anonymous

    I like all of these!  And appreciate the Song of Ice and Fire shout-out, too.


  • Anonymous

    First look, not so much. Second look i’m rather digging. It WOULD be so fabulous with a cigarette holder and
    turban. Third look is very chic.

  • I kind of am in love with that Chanel… I want a wintery party to wear it to!

  • I love them all, though I wish she would have kept the gold rope/belt on the Giambattista Valli. And no, those first 2 don’t do anything for her figure, but she’s a size 0-2 so you know, she still looks tiny. I would look like a stuffed walrus, but she looks divine.

  • Lori

    I’m not loving any of these. She looks like a block in the first one. I almost like the second one, but the fur is so big it’s swallowing her torso and combined with that feather business n the skirt it’s all a little much, and not in a good way. I was ready to like the 3rd one until I saw that the pattern is making boob cups. What in the world? Combined with the bad hair the look is not working for me.

    • Anonymous

      I kind of like the first one but agree completely about the bad hair.  I wouldn’t leave my house with that hair even if my living room were on fire.  I liked the last one until I noticed the boob pocket/flower/whatever that is.  It ruined the dress.

  • Anonymous

    She looks so cute and mod in that Chanel outfit. The Giambattista Valla one is bit much on her frame. That last dress is so up my alley I can’t stand it. I can’t even evaluate how she looks in it because I’m too busy picturing myself wearing it!

  • Anonymous

    This Versace absolutely is one of my favorites I’ve ever seen from that label, and I’d wear it in a second, especially since I don’t think you have to be a size 2 to carry it off. Adorable. And don’t you see she is wearing stockings and closed-toe shoes? So that makes it totally wintery, duh!

    • Anonymous

      But her arms are bare… doesn’t that seem a little odd for winter??

      • Anonymous

        Cap sleeves! Shoulders totally swaddled! No problem.
        (PS You might want to get your sarcasm monitor adjusted. It’s a bit off. 😉

  • I fucking love her so she could wear astroturf and I think she’d look great, but she looks incredible here in all three. 

  • “getups” *snort-laugh*

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, I think she’s a little too short for the proportions of the second dress, which are very difficult to alter. It’s a shame, because it IS fuck-you fabulous, and she has the ladynads to pull it off. 

    I understand the second dress is not season-appropriate, but it’s so cute I can’t bring myself to care.

  • Anonymous

    Re: the first look – something sleeveless will never look wintry to me.

    LOVE the shoes on the 3rd look though!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the whole first look. LOVE! The second one is fun, too. But the third one… Is just okay. I really like the boots on the model, though.

  • Anonymous

    How did GRRM leave that part out of the books?! The fabulous cocktail party in the glass gardens at Winterfell, that is. I can see it now, Cersei demanding attention in her formfitting Gucci with a cut outs here and there and a yellow mink chubby. Mellisandre in her signature Valentino red coat and cloak. Dany in a loosely draped Chanel number from the recent Metiers d’Art collecion (no outerwear necessary for the blood of the dragon) 

    How could he do us wrong by not including this?

    Kruger looks fabulous. 

  • Joyce VG

    Love the Chanel!!

  • Anonymous

    She looks fab times 3!  That second look…what a knockout!  The turban and smokey eyes would have made it out of this world.

  • Anonymous

    No, no and no. She’s fabulous, and capable of wearing some truly out there outfits, but these are all just ugly on the models and ugly on her and good gravy no. They just never should have been.

  • Anonymous

    The first look is perfection! I love the shoes in the last look but the dress looks too light for the season. Oh how I wish I could wear that first look.

  • Anonymous

    I actually like all three, but the Chanel would have been so much better with long sleeves (or worn over something with long sleeves) – this doesn’t look all that wintery or practical.

  • Victoria Sharoyan

    Last dress? COVET.

  • Anonymous

    She is so fierce. I have never had an “I want to be her” moment until now (I had a childhood crush on Josh Jackson, AKA Charlie from The Mighty Ducks). I always thought she was perfectly cast as Helen of Troy.

  • Judy_J

    Love the first outfit…totally winter-chic!  The second one is a bit too heavy for my taste.  Love the third one as well, but not for winter, although I suppose if you just stayed indoors all the time you could wear it in sub-zero temps and snub your nose at the cold!

  • Samantha Irene

    love the first two! totally agree about the 2nd look for lady stark – maybe just lengthen the sleeves and add a floor length bit at the bottom…

  • Anonymous

    I think you are the cheese on that first outfit. Love that second one, though.

  • oohsparkley!

    I like it, but that first outfit is goofy.  A sleeveless (cap sleeve?) dress (top?) is not a practical winter look.  It’s always my arms that get cold first.  She does look very stylish.  The third look is the most figure flattering and most generic look.  It’s a cute dress but doesn’t scream high fashion.  I would buy it if I saw it at Kohls or Macy’s.

  • Anonymous

    I love it!  If black/white is a thing again, count me in!

  • Sara__B

    She always wears her designer duds with confidence and energy. I enjoy seeing her choices, even if I don’t always like them. She’s NEVER boring!
    #1) Great boots, but the jacket needs sleeves to be truly “winter” chic.
    #2) What an extraordinary coat! It’s too shapeless without the belt, and I can’t get used to the resurgence of fur, but it fabulous.
    #3) A nice frock for spring, but it’s only January. The hair style is awful.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not feeling any of these.  The first two were ust so swallowing her whole and “wearing her” if you will and the last is a great little dress just wrong season and dull hair.

  • Jill Roberts

    Even though I wince at the fur and feathers, she is killing it in all three looks.  Blame the black and white on Claire Danes and that amazing J. Mendel dress at the Golden Globes.  Not that I object to the trend.  So much better than blush/ivory/beige blandness.

  • Anonymous

    Love the GV!  I would so love to have that look!   My only (minor) complaint about the Chanel is that she needs black tights.  

    What is going on with Versace?  Not liking that one at all. 

  • Anonymous

    everything a woman wears ought not to be a whore parade. I love the first get up. The second one looks like little sis playing dress up – the third one is just pedestrian.

  • Love the first and the third outfits – not feeling the 2nd one.  But do love the b&w.  Those are some wicked high heels she’s rocking too.

  • Anonymous

    I think her lackluster hair and makeup are taking some of the wattage from these outfits, all of which I really like.

  • Anonymous

    I FLOVE the first ensemble. She’s rocking it better than the model.

  • I like them all.

  • I think the second look needed some more dramatic makeup. That’s a glamorous look, and she kind of went for fresh-faced makeup with it.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the third outfit. Lovely dress!

  • Anonymous

    Covet them all.   

  • I loved looks #1 and #2. Not only they’re winter chic, but very Parisian Winter Chic. 

  • Anonymous

    The amazing thing about little Miss Diane here is that she looks about 10,000 times better in every outfit than the model does. I love her styling choices more than the designers. Also, I’m a total geek for black and white outfits. I live in them and I’m so happy to see so many walking runways these days.

  • Anonymous

    EeEk, fun and no.

  • Winter chic in a sleeveless dress? If I didn’t know better, I’d say you two live in LA. But I do like #2 and love #3. Those are great.

  • butter nut

    i love the dress (3rd pic) on her.  she looks great in it, though i wish it was in color.  but the other two don’t suit her at all.  they look like they belong to another girl.  

  • Anonymous

    She looks fabulous!  I must say though boys, I simply cannot abide the comparison of Cammy & Diane.  Cammy could only wish to be so fresh & stylish!!

  • Love the Versace dress, loathe the rest. 

  • frankystein123

    (For the last dress) Fashion before sense bitches.