In or Out: Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Posted on March 19, 2012

Dear Diane Kruger,


Diane Kruger attends  opening of new St. Regis hotel in Miami in Jason Wu.

Jason Wu Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Bette Franke

 A poncho is not a dress. We trust this information has proved helpful to you.


T Lo

We love the way this gal dresses because she understands that as an actress who is going to be photographed, it’s better to wear something dramatic rather than just another pretty little black dress. Unfortunately, the downside to being a risk-taker is that sometimes your risks don’t pay off. We think pairing this garment with a pair of shorts wasn’t the best idea in the world, but we do think it’s a gorgeous piece. This would have been the perfect time to break out a pair of skinny pants for the red carpet, but alas, she went the “look at my fabulous legs” route and in a way, we can’t blame her. They are a fabulous set of pins and besides, if she’d worn pants, we might not be talking about her at all this morning and no starlet wants that, kittens.


Vote Now!


IN! Rock that poncho, girl!

OUT! Pants. Look into them.



Many Bitter Kittens agreed that Zoe Saldana’s look was poorly accessorized, but the vote came down to IN anyway.


[Photo Credit: WireImage,]

    • BrooklynBomber

      Oh, good lord.

      • JosephLamour

        The only word that came out of my mouth when I saw this was “NO.”

    • Judy S

      Fondle? Really? I agree that outfit is an invitation to do so. but still…
      I would not have thought she could look so bad. OUT.

      • Derek_anny

        TLo always signs their letters to celebrities such.  Much more interesting that the standard fondly.

        • Judy S

          Thanks. It’s odd, because I’ve been reading most posts for about a year, and never noticed.

          • buildmeatower

             I didn’t either, honestly. Brain auto-correct strikes again.

      • Jennifer Ford

        No one’s outfit is an invitation to be touched, but seriously? Because her *knees* are showing, she’s asking for it?

    • fireontiger

      Oh, no no no… She looks like she hooked up with Queen Amidala last night, woke up just in time to snag a top, and ran out the door without her pants… out!

    • Tom Shea

      Gorge poncho,but she’s looked better.

    • Caaro3

      Trapeze artist or Magician’s assistant?   Love her but, no, OUT.

    • SewingSiren

      She’s tip toeing out of a strangers apartment at 6 am , only wearing his evening jacket because she can’t find her clothes. By the looks of her hair she did have the presents of mind to take a quick shower so the dog won’t freak out when she gets home.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Actually, in this order these are crying out for screen caps. Clearly the 3rd picture is after someone’s told her she forgot to put her pants on.

      • Anathema_Device

         Heh, you are so right. Like she’s having one of those dreams where she can’t find the room for her final exam AND she forgot her pants.

        • serenitynow02

          And the exam is a Math one that I forgot to study for.

          • crackineggs

             Twenty years out of University and I’m still having panic dreams that I didn’t finish a course.

            • MoHub

              I’m almost 40 years out, and I still have that stupid dream. Glad to know I’m not alone.

            • sleah_in_norcal

              i keep dreaming i’m still in high school and it’s right before graduation and i just remembered i didn’t pass u.s. history so i can’t graduate!  it’s always u.s. history!

            • Farthingale

              plagued by this for YEARS. Haven’t had it in a while. 

    • daisylinbluez

      Where’s the pants, lady?

    • sarahofalessergod

      Uh, no.  OUT.  As an aside: what does one do at a hotel opening?  Besides walk the black carpet in hilarious outfits.  And how does a hotel determine what level movie star they can book for such a weird/borderline desperate event?  “Let’s get Natalie Portman!”  “Too A-list, Bob.”  “Okay, what about Sean Young?”  “We’re not that desperate, Bob.”  “Diane Kruger?  She seems relevant enough, right?”  “Quite so.  Quite so.”

    • Shawn EH

      In! Gams! Sexy yet completely covered is a win for me! Of course, I loved Esther Williams.

    • Stephen Bornstein

      She looks uncomfortable in the pics, maybe she realized her mistake…too late. Out.

    • Sara Munoz

      No. It’s time this gal hires a stylist.


    • Anathema_Device

      Out. She forgot her pants. Looks like my daughter when she wears an oversized sweatshirt and running shorts.

      And it is such a fabulous tunic/poncho/thingy!!! She so blew this opportunity.

    • kcarb1025

      “fondle” or “fondly”? Haha. OUT!!!!

    • lalahartma

      No way.

    • MilaXX

      OUT! Nice poncho but still needs a bottom. Personally I don’t think  her legs are all that great, a little on the scrawny side for my taste. However, if she had worn a pair of skinny pants I think the slim legs would have looked great.

    • Ms_Flyover


      Sorry.  That was my first response.  

      We’ll call that an out.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      She looks dramatic and eye-catching, even if it’s a little like a matador. She’s one of a handful of people who could make this work. I dig it.

      • BerlinerNYC

        I love it too. She looks like a really glamorous insect about to fly off. This is the high-fashion version of the Bugaloos.

    • Anplica Fiore

      Out – she looks so top-heavy here with all the detailing on the poncho & nothing on her legs.  

    • LittleKarnak


    • allisankelly

      To quote Heather and/or Jess of Go Fug Yourself, “Pants, What?”


    • R. L.

      OUT.  It would work, like you said, if she wore pants.  I could make the papers too if I threw on a poncho and no pants and walked around outside.  Celebrities have to be held to a higher standard in their sartorial choices.

    • Rhonda Hanson

      wow, those shoes looks uncomfortable, like she is going to tip forward on her face.

    • Jenna Ryan Boatman

      Guys, how would you “fondle” her in this poncho-dress get-up? 😉 (Sorry, it’s rather horrifying enough to make a typo, I agree.) The ponch-ess (chodress? dress-cho? dre-cho? all the combinations sound like forms of algae) looks v pretty but add a sombrero and she’d look like an extra in Three Amigos. A 60 year-old extra in Three Amigos. OUT.

    • Violina23

      She’s wearing shorts?

    • Democracy Diva

      OUT. This is disastrous. 

    • VioletFem

      OUT. It is a gorgeous poncho (..can’t believe I just typed that), but a poncho alone is not enough to make a gorgeous outfit. Skinny pants would have balanced out this look more.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      OUT.  A poncho is not a dress, just as you say.

    • Leigh Anne Statton

      WTF isTHAT?!?!?  Blurg.  OUT.

    • Little_Olive

      Oh, I think it’s Alexis Carrington gone brothel madam. I love it. 

    • Brittany Johnstone

      Why is she holding her arms like she is ashamed of her outfit? I like the idea but the posing kills it. OUT. 

    • AlexisPayne

      Too much leg, even for a goddess like Diane. Go find your pants and try again. Out.

    • Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

      IN! Love that it’s pantless

    • Nancer

      OUT! This just looks silly. Beautiful poncho, but come on – wear some pants next time!

    • NurseEllen

      Sorry, Diane……OUT.  The model is perfectly styled, and you should have followed that lead.  As it is, you look like you’re dressing up in the clothes your wild matador lover flung on the floor as you both stripped.

    • alyce1213

      Simply ridiculous.  Out.

    • DominoEstella

      she looks stupid

    • sagecreek

      Sorry, Diane. Big out.

    • Charlotte Horseman

      Even the way she is standing says “I’m missing my pants”… dumb.  OUT.

    • boweryboy


    • girliecue

      Is this the couture version of wearing nothing but a trench coat?  Either way it’s not meant for public viewing. OUT.

    • kelsita421

      don’t love. not even close. OUT.

    • guestela

      Oh please. Out.

    • SapphoPoet

      Yes, this needed pants. Gorgeous poncho, though. Very dramatic. 

    • SatelliteAlice

      Out.  Re: pants.

    • serenitynow02

      Oh how OUT can you be? Though in her defense, I frequently forget to put on my pants when I am wearing my fancy embroidered cape.

      • accidental housewife

         It’s good I don’t have a fancy embroidered cape, or I’d forget my pants too.

    • Rachel Sawyer

      I think she looks like she bought that thing at Bea Arthur’s garage sale. HATE.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      I’m speechless. I’m reading the others comments and thinking, yes, perhaps she did simply forget her pants? and she is just realizing it? and she rushed out of the house withou them? which explains the hiddy lipstick and ‘stoplight’ hair.
      So very OUT! If she had worn some fab gold or black pants we certainly would have been talking about her. The poncho is still a risk. But without pants – and if you can’t see the shorts they don’t count – it’s not a risk, it’s a cry for help.

    • Kate4queen

      Out-needs pants

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Oh Diane, darling. No. You really must wear something down there besides shoes. OUT. (though it pains me sorely.)

    • Julie Fountain

      Out out out, so very far out…

    • jw_ny

      OUT!  It’d been an OUT even if she’s worn pants.  

    • cheesebomb

      I will say what I say to all the girls running around in sheer tights as bottoms or micro mini skirts in below freezing temperatures who bemoan how cold they are – WEAR PANTS. 

    • Kayceed

      I actually laughed when I scrolled down at this one. Pants off dance off.

    • Louise Bryan

      Out.  Looks like the old joke about “No shoes, no shirt, no service.  Of course you have to wear pants!!”

    • Stubenville

      Needs more pants.

      And as dramatic as her top is, it’s also turning her into a block. SO out!

      • accidental housewife

         “Needs more pants” reminds me of my favorite intentionally bad band back home. They had two mottos: 1) The more you drink, the better we sound; and 2) Just say no to pants.

    • nannypoo

      Besides just looking stupid without pants, this poncho worn this way makes her look very wide. Pants would provide visual weight to balance it out. Even worse in my opinion is her hair. Very few women can wear their hair skinned back like this and she is not one of them. You could land a small plane on her giant forehead.

    • newtonGOTbeaned

      The cape is amazing, but she actually looks bad. I don’t think that’s ever happened before. Wow. OUT.

    • janetjb

      Her legs are very pretty, but she looks as if she might topple over in those shoes.

    • Joyce VG

      yeah this was a bad idea.  OUT.  (But the poncho is exquisite and should be fondled.)

    • Bozhi

      That is a beautiful cape, but not with shorts.  She looks like she forgot to get dressed.


    • BazoDee

      Breaks my heart because I adore all things Diane Kruger -but OUT. 

    • OwnsHairlessCats

      Sorry, but this is just horrifying. Matador cape was the first impression that came to my mind, however I’ve never seen a matodor without pants, maybe that was just a weird trick my mind played on me.

      • girliecue

        So true. Matadors may wear tight pants – thigh-hugging, butt-outlining gloriously super tight ones – but they wear pants nonetheless.

    • drdirection

      damn, I hate it when I forget my pants

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      You have to ask? OUT!    The hair and make up alone warrants and out, but then she went and forgot her pants. 

      • accidental housewife

         I know, right? I was going to ask why this is an IN or OUT.

        However, it’s good to know that even women like Diane Kruger have outfit regret. Is there a woman here who hasn’t realized she’s made a mistake only when it’s too late to change?

        I mean, she has to be suffering from outfit regret, doesn’t she? I hope she is, because that right there is just nuts.

        • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

          The last photo it looks like someone told her “you forgot your pants!” and she’s all “OMG!!! I DID!!!”

          • accidental housewife

             Poor thing.

            I do know someone who forgot to put her skirt on and didn’t realize it until she was got to work. At least she was still in her car and didn’t waltz into the office, skirtless.

    • miagain

      All I can see is what those shoes are doing to her feet… could they be any higher??  As someone just diagnosed with plantar fascitis… my feet ache just looking at her!

    • bellalozza

      This is so “Marlene Dietrich in Shiaparelli,” I think it would have looked a bit more put together with a pencil skirt to the knee.  But fabulous cape — IN.

    • Pants_are_a_must


      (or leggings!)


    • Melanie Harrison

      OUT. This outfit looks incomplete. A shame really because it is a beautiful poncho.

    • altalinda

      Out.  Needs pants.

    • QuincyTKatz

      Did She hook-up with a Madador last night?

    • PeaceBang

      It looks like something that should be covering the Torah scrolls. OUT.

    • rketeckt

      OUT.  The outfit makes the Baby Jeebus cry!

    • FayeKat

       A pair of pants would have made this really interesting. As it is OUT

    • TSkot

      Way too much going on up top for way too little going on down below.  OUT

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      Not quite the deployment of the legs we are looking for. Too imbalanced between the top and bottom. OUT, in spite of that great cape.

    • saanrio

       OUT.  Hair is too severe.  If she had imitated the runway look completely, it might have worked, but with the bare legs, it doesn’t. 

    • Mathilde

      I’m torn here. Poncho is beautiful but it’s too short. Pants would have been chic and classy. Also, her foot look like they are going to pop out of her shoes.  Hair is nice, but it’s like there’s too much in the top and nothing in the bottom. OUT

    • CQAussie

      For crying out loud, NO.  OUT.

    • EEKstl

      OUT. Sorry, madchen, it’s a gorgeous poncho, hair and make-up are working but the shorts were a bad idea.  Even if she didn’t want to wear pants she could have at least done a black pencil skirt and gotten all Alexis Carrington on our ass.

    • Tadiana Walton Jones

      Maybe she got half dressed and then a house fire intervened and she had to run out the door.  Or it’s a pool coverup at an extremely opulent party.  Out.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      toaster cover.
      embellished toaster cover.

    • Sara__B

      Out. The poncho looks awkward — no, silly — with shorts and delicate shoes.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Pants, please.

    • AthenaJ

      Get with the pants program, Diane. OUT!

    • DeborahLipp

      Oops. I forgot my pants!


    • crash1212

      Just….OUT. OUT OUT OUT. OUT. GAH! Tights and boots if she didn’t want to do skinny pants…anything but those glaring legs poking out of voluminous fabric. Proportions are ALL wrong and the shoes are silly and the hair is too severe. There. OUT.

    • unbornfawn

      OUT. Didn’t even have to think about it.

    • kimmeister

      OUT. My immediate thought was that she forgot the bottom half of her outfit.

    • slightlybitterkitten

      Looks like something Liza Minnelli would wear with leggings.  OUT. 

      • formerlyAnon


    • JackieOBlue

      OUT, she looks ridiculous.

    • Rebecca

      To quote Fred Mertz, “She’s got her hair slicked down like a wet Pekingese.”

    • jcolli69

      A poncho does not a dress make. Sorry Diane, OUT.

    • Sophie Collier

      It IS a gorgeous garment, but that’s about all I can say for her look.  That hair and makeup are WAY too formal for hotpants.  She simply looks like she forgot the lower half of her body.  OUT OUT OUT

    • ecallaw

      Isn’t she wearing it as outerwear, with a short dress underneath, and not as a dress itself?  Not that you can tell either way, so i guess it’s still inadvisable.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      OUT. I might have given her an IN if she had only brought her adorable boyfriend.

    • mswindy

      ha!  i literally scrolled down and then said out loud “da hell!!”  so that would be an OUT from this corner of the bitter kitten-verse.

    • Cathy S

      Dear god, find her some pants.

    • poggi

      I understand that people often have to eliminate weird sleeves or bits of frippery from the runway version of a look to make it appropriate for the real world.  Pants are not optional bits of frippery.  OUT.  

    • luciaphile

      Anytime it looks like you forgot your pants, it’s an out.

    • Larkin21

      Looking at the first page, it appears I’m in the minority but I think she looks great. IN!

    • Fifi LaRoux

      I’m goa have to go with OUT, she just doesn’t look dressed all the way.

    • Erin

      OUT.  It’s a gorgeous piece, and it’s much too heavy to be worn above so much skin.  The focus goes to “where did she leave her pants?” instead of “beautiful poncho, beautiful woman.”  

    • myblackfriendsays

      Oh, God no. OUT.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I am surprised to find I think she looks fabulous: dramatic and strong but still pretty. Channeling Dietrich. IN.

    • Judy_J

      OUT.  She does look half-dressed.

    • MzzPants

      She looks ancient.  OUT.

    • benjamin478

      Totally an IN. Switches up the standard look nicely. Even maybe modernized the grand dame look a bit. I’m a fan.

    • Sorana Tarmu

      Yes, she looks half dressed. OUT. But that poncho really is a gorgeous piece.

    • StrandedFashionista

      INNNNNNN!!!! She looks SO fierce. 

    • demidaemon

      Um, she forgot her pants. It looks like if she raised that poncho a couple of inches, you would see some peekachu. OUT.

    • gsk241

      Dear Diane Kruger,

      You look ridiculous.  The poncho is fierce, and you would look fierce in it, if it didn’t look like you were wearing it as a bath robe.  Go home and put on some pants.

      Thank you for your prompt cooperation and consideration in this matter.



    • marilyn

      OUT.  Needs the skinny pants and the long gloves

    • Qdahling

      The outfit looks FIERCE with the pants on the model. Sadly Diane forgot her pants, so it’s an OUT from me

    • Pennymac

      Oooooh. This is REALLY Out. It looks awkward without the pants!

    • Farthingale

      Reminds me of when Gaga went about sans pants. She is truly gorgeous in these photos. Perhaps if she were attending the opening of a swanky pool and had a vintage gold lame maillot under the poncho…

    • Farthingale

      Reminds me of when Gaga went about sans pants. She is truly gorgeous in these photos. Perhaps if she were attending the opening of a swanky pool and had a vintage gold lame maillot under the poncho…


      Iuno, I dig it, even if the make-up is a little heavy. It’s at least something eyecatching and interesting. IN.

    • Merneith

      Out. A Poncho Is Not a Dress, as some wise men once said.

    • Mary Stone

      Pants. Look into them.

      It’s an OUT for me, it just looks like she, erm, forgot something.

    • ccm800

      O-U-T!!!!! She just looks dumb. Head to toe. 

    • turtleemily

      What the hell angle are her feet at? Ouch!


    • Susan Crawford

      Basically an OUT, although since this is actually the first red carpet photo of her where she is smiling, I really want to give her an IN. But no. A poncho is NOT a dress. So she stays in the OUT column.

    • formerlyAnon

      I really, really want to call her in. There’s an air of “just about to get in the shower when the doorbell rings” about this that amuses me. Threw on the poncho still on the back of the couch. It’s the pizza delivery guy, she grabbed last night’s clutch to pull out some money.

      But I can’t really figure those shoes unless she’s hoping to play out some cheesy porno scene with the delivery guy.

      So, I guess it’s got to be out.

      (edited, twice, because of DIsqus’ unique way with line breaks.)

    • rawrgrowlrawr

      She looks so much like my childhood best friend that I can’t help but love her.

      That being said, put some pants on.

    • thebitterkitten

      Do you think the photogs were asking amongst themselves if she forgot her pants?

    • Amanda Choo Quan

      I loved her in this.

    • Eovaai

      OUT. She looks so uncomfortable.

    • Lisa

      Oh!  PANTS, you knucklehead!   So completely OUT, and it’s a really pretty garment!

    • JaneDC

      Out. Bad everything, head to toe.

    • Sarah Clever

      I gasped in horror. That’s an OUT, I think.

    • OneTwoThreeFashion


    • aristida_girl

      Out…this looks so strange with shorts, like seasonally confused…would have been much better if the pants on the model were included  oh, but LOVE the shoes

    • Praggya R. Barretto

       Out. No pantalones = no bueno.

    • marywv

      IN to the maximum! 

    • Paige Boerman

      I actually like it. Would’ve preferred pants, but it’s really a quibble. IN.

    • annamiklo

      Way better with pants.  This just doesn’t look right.  Out. 

    • AC

      GIRL! That is not your dress(poncho). Out.

    • Candigirl1968

      No no no

    • LordZoe

      You bitches be crazy- IN.