Cannes WERQ: Diane Kruger in Christian Dior Couture

Posted on May 29, 2012

Since the American Bitter Kittens are, like us, woozy and bleary-eyed after a long holiday weekend, let’s ease into our work week with something soothing and fabulous for the soul, shall we?

 

 Diane Kruger attends the Closing Ceremony and “Therese Desqueyroux” premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a Christian Dior couture gown.

Christian Dior Spring 2012 Couture Collection/Model: Frida Gustavsson (IMG)

Bow down to Diane, Duchess of Dior, bitches.

You WERQ that po-mo princess fantasy, girl!

 

[Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz, Pascal Le Segretain, Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images, elle.com]

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  • moppet

    Here’s a dumb question, but I”m just a plebe: at Cannes, are the various red carpet attendees actually supposed to watch the film premieres? I’m just wondering how you sit down in such a dress. It’s not made for regular life. 

    • Judy_S

      She’s a judge, so she probably has to be seen watching. Maybe the bustle is designed to autocollapse under pressure. A telescoping butt.

      • CozyCat

        I wish I could get my butt to autocollapse….

    • miagain

       I asked the same question in an earlier posting… how in heavens name do you sit down in a theater seat in some of these confections.  I await some answers!!

      • moppet

         Maybe they watch them all standing? Obviously shorter movies would get GREAT reviews. :-)

        It just came to mind because this weekend I watched a couple of movies — nothing as exalted a a Cannes premiere, obvs — but thinking of my usual movie-watching wardrobe (pajamas) vs. what I see here just made me chuckle.

      • moppet

         Maybe they watch them all standing? Obviously shorter movies would get GREAT reviews. :-)

        It just came to mind because this weekend I watched a couple of movies — nothing as exalted a a Cannes premiere, obvs — but thinking of my usual movie-watching wardrobe (pajamas) vs. what I see here just made me chuckle.

      • http://twitter.com/crush_onyou crush on you

        Maybe it come with its very own throne XD

    • Cautia

       She could sit in it: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/cannes-film-festival-closes-with-winners-and-losers

      (scroll down – it’s the third picture down)

  • EveEve

    Panniers are so 18th Century! Let’s hope this is one trend that does NOT tricle down.

    • Beardslee

      If anyone can wear panniers, it’s she – and I’m with you, let’s hope it stops with her.

  • http://twitter.com/holocausticity E. Sevilla

    THIS BITCH. luv huh

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

    I feel like I shouldn’t like the ponytail with that amazing gown, but I do. DK looks effortlessly fabulous in what cannot be an easy dress to pull off what with the panniers. Stunning.

    • carolynmo

      I agree. My initial reaction was, “really? A ponytail?” But it works. She looks great.

      • KathKo

        I find that the ponytail was the right and smart choice for that dress. It’s clean, simple and has a breezy air to it.
        A more sophisticated hairstyle would have transformed that amazing look into a cartoonish costume.

    • kimmeister

      It’s not just that it’s a ponytail, it’s that it looks straggly.  Look at those ends!

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    Even with that ridiculous skirt, she looks amazing. Excellent deployment of the ponytail!

  • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

    It’s too Marie Antoinette for me. But, hey, if anybody is going to give it a shot, at least it’s DK.

  • l3icest3r

    Fiddle dee dee, a hoop skirt with a bustle! If someone were to simply describe this dress without a photo, it would sound O_o , but it works in real life. The material — soft grey plaid with what appears to be abstract er, blotches — keeps the dress from looking princess-y. The bodice looks great with the skirt, too. 

    • http://www.deborahwiles.com/ GoodSally

       It’s not made from curtains, that’s for sure.

  • bluefish

    Beautiful dress.  Wish she had worn a chignon though.  If ever there were not a ponytail dress!

  • VeryClaire

    No on the bustle or whatever is inside that skirt. Is it suppose to be square? Yikes. Yes to everything else about it. 

    • bloggertobenamedlater

      I agree – the bustle does not work for me. It has the exact same shape that those southern belle Kleenex box covers have. Otherwise, this is gorgeous. 

  • vanjar

    That’s a lot of dress. I like the front but not the bustle. 

  • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

    Did she just WERQ a crinoline?

  • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

    Did she just WERQ a crinoline?

    • NurseEllen

       No, I think it must be a newfangled hoop skirt.  I don’t like the ponytail but otherwise this is gasp-tastic.  How on Earth does she sit down, though?  Hope the judges box has extra-wide seats.

  • Bill Curtis

    Bustle schmustle.  She’s just sneaking Josh and a few others into the movie without paying!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    She looks just lovely, but I’m picturing her taking up 3 (or 5) seats. Maybe they gave her a stool to perch on?
    OOOh… I know! The skirt comes off when she leaves the “runway” and there’s a nifty little sheath dress underneath!
    Lifestyles of the rich & famous.

  • guest2visits

    I loved- loved ths gown the first time around; but I think it could have been much nicer with a different style of bustle,
    or preferably none at all.  Her styling is perfect, but I continue to wish for a little smile.

  • Judy_S

    Don’t like the triple pannier concept but she is just gorgeous anyway.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Beautiful. 

  • SapphoPoet

    This kind of all works. I love the very modern fabric with the panniers and the pony tail. Really makes the look very current.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJHCEFC7S5WYITH3D5ORYGS56I amye

    I’m sorry, but that’s an ugly profile.  That’s not a traditional hoop skirt, and it looks it.

  • introspective

    Not sure about the yoga hair but that dress made a serious statement. Way to take victorian and make it modern. All kinds of fab.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    Gorgeous. I actually gasped when I first saw the photo. She’s been nailing it this week!

  • nannypoo

    I like the bodice and the fabric, but the giant skirt is just absurd.

  • http://twitter.com/luqluqe LuqeMann

    The answer to why she went to the premiere alone: “Honey, does my ass look, I don’t know, GIGANTIC in this?”

    Joke aside, I think she look fab, and I know it’s Dior and it’s couture, but it still look as if she’s hiding a coffee table in it. It’s, it’s.. square.

  • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

    She looks like there’s a chair under her skirt. Not working for me: this was one of the dresses I hated in that Dior collection.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I thought the same thing, it’s oddly angled where I feel like it should be much softer.  

  • alyce1213

    What a gorgeous dress — the print and the vibe are perfect for Cannes, but I wish she’d have worn a more normal version of the skirt. The crazy bustle is just too much off the runway.  
    Her hair is a bit of a problem for me, as well.  I don’t mind a ponytail, but this one is just too haphazard to finish off Christian Dior Couture on the red carpet at Cannes.  Something smoother, sleeker, more defined, a chignon, I don’t know.  This dress deserves better hair.

    Very close, but not quite a WERQ from me.  Maybe a werq.

  • claudemtl777

    Diane Kruger looked very nice in most of her dresses, it’s true. She was on the Jury, that”s also true…But…Who is she??? I remember her from Gladiator and that’s it. How does she get all those gigs and perks?

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

      Haha, she wasn’t in Gladiator. She WAS in Troy, and National Treasure, and was sort of dull in both of them, but she was FREAKING AMAZING in Inglourious Basterds and she’s completely fabulous and I love her now.

      Also, if anyone actually makes a Grace Kelly movie in the next 5-10 years and it stars anyone but Diane here, I will be very upset.

      • claudemtl777

        Thanks for the info…I remembered her in a grecian gown, lol…
        (I fell asleep on inglorious basterds, thats prob why i don’t remember her)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I’m sorry, but the odd shape of over her ass looks like this thing is being held up with wire coat hangers.  It looks smashing on the model, but not on Diane.

  • erinbinek

    This dress is to die but the hair is just tragic. No werq here, I’m afraid.

    • 3boysful

       For me, the hair works because the checkered pattern in the gown is evocative of a pinafore or Dorothy Gale, thus the pony seems just right.

      • erinbinek

        I like the idea of the ponytail, just not the execution. Seems a little sloppy to me.

  • MoHub

    Woo-hoo! Bustles are back!

  • splix71

    I love a full, billowing skirt, but that square silhouette is just all sorts of wrong. She looks like Mother Ginger in an all-plaid version of the Nutcracker.

  • Verascity

    This is also literally the best her makeup has ever looked.

  • http://twitter.com/meaghandesigns Meaghan

    She couldn’t even manage to pose with her hands on her hips for us with a fierce growl..ugh Diane what are we going to do with you.

  • BazoDee

    Mr. Jackson is a lucky lucky man. 

  • MilaXX

    I dunno, I get the fabulousness of it, but  I’m not really sold on how square it looks. She reminds me of the tissue box dollies. I can’t help but thinking she’s a giant box of kleenex from the waist down.

  • MerBearStare

    I want to hate her, because I still have Mrs. Pacey Witter written on my trapper keeper, but I just can’t.

  • quiltrx

    I think everyone should wear this collection forever.  I just love it, and this is one of my three very-favorite dresses from the collection.  And the ponytail is just right.

  • calimon

    OMG, WHAT?!? I obviously don’t get it at all and I’m going to take some serious heat for this, but dammit, that dress is just stupid! What has she got under there? Makes her lower-half look like a four-legged playing card table. 

  • nancylee61

    I would like this a lot more without all those hoop skirts under it. Rather than referencing earlier days, it is a parody of the southern hoop skirts, which is not good on the red carpet, IMHO. Tone down the hoops, and you have a gorgeous gown!!

  • marilyn

    So the trend is now to copy My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding clothes?  This dress is in that style, but is madr from homely fabric and big homely gray butterflies on the skirt, with a very boring cut on the top.  Yikes!

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

    It’s been said before, but I mean it- toilet roll cover.

  • http://profiles.google.com/alison.sigman Alison Sigman

    Love the “po-mo princess fantasy” line!!! THIS is why I read you guys!  

  • Anathema_Device

    I love how over the top it is. The hoop/panniers thing just cracks my shit up.

  • Corsetmaker

    I love big structured skirts but I’m not sure about this. I liked it on the catwalk, but then you don’t really see the four point effect so much there, it looks closer to a pannier shape. Maybe it’s the fact it’s an even number of points, maybe 3 or 5 would’ve been better. It’s wonderfully over the top and well, you know, why not have unconventional shaping? There’s no reason everything has to follow the same handful of skirt styles. Love the applique lace on the sheer check, like the styling, but, just not quite working for me.

  • Corsetmaker

    I love big structured skirts but I’m not sure about this. I liked it on the catwalk, but then you don’t really see the four point effect so much there, it looks closer to a pannier shape. Maybe it’s the fact it’s an even number of points, maybe 3 or 5 would’ve been better. It’s wonderfully over the top and well, you know, why not have unconventional shaping? There’s no reason everything has to follow the same handful of skirt styles. Love the applique lace on the sheer check, like the styling, but, just not quite working for me.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Fabulous dress! Reminds me of the Givenchy that Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina. 

    In the King and I, Deborah Kerr gives lessons in how to sit down in a hoop skirt. It is a great scene!

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Yikes. Collapsing umbrella under a tablecloth. 

  • lifetime_student

    From the ears down she looks fabulous, but I think that dress deserved more effort with her hair.

  • twocee

    I understand why people would love the dress, but I can’t get past the fact that it looks like a giant ink pen exploded on her.

  • Judy_J

    Panniers are back in style?  How very Rococo!

  • MissAnnieRN

    I must not be artistic enough to appreciate this. This is a weird dress.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Now that is making a statement!

  • colleenjanel

    Really? A sad ponytail, a bustle, and some blotches get a WERQ?

    Sad to say I don’t agree this time.

  • luciaphile

    It’s very Marie Antoinette appears in a production of State Fair! , but I still kinda like it.

  • Call me Bee

    I disagree with the WERQ.   Way overdone dress that looks like one of those doll toiletpaper roll covers (especially with the ponytail)…and it’s too long!   
    Man I am crabby this morning…

    • Stubenville

      I said the same thing about toilet roll cover dolls over at another site.  Still it’s far, far better than the vulgar super sheer trend we’re seeing so much of, IMHO. 

  • KathKo

    there was a bit of controversy about the dress : some people hated it on sight, claming it to be too “Pompadour”, some loved the whole look instantly.
    I’m of the latter : she looks gorgeous, and she’s styled perfectly.

  • Lina_bee

    Okay, so I wondered when I saw this collection who would pick this dress for the RC. I knew someone would, but I wasn’t expecting it to be DK — and yet!  In Cannes?  On her?  It’s ridiculous and fun and more event-appropriate here than it would be anywhere else (except possibly on Gaga).  I dig the whimsy here, but I’d probably have hated it if someone had worn it to something in Hollywood.  Strange how specific events make things wonderful when they otherwise wouldn’t be.

  • Lilak

    A big fat statement completely appropriate for a Cannes VIP on the RC, on a woman who can do justice to the gown.

    This is a lot less ‘homecoming float’ than I expected …. My only regret is that she’s too VIP to indulge in any Cannes wackiness:  wearing roller skates would be an awesome way to operate in this dress!

    (My only teeny-tiny quibble:  Not the ponytail per se, but the two distinct hair colors.)

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      Perhaps she learned the Versailles glide.

  • PeaceBang

    I almost thought it was a Blanchett-worthy level of WERQ until I saw the pony tail. Which greatly upset me. But then I saw the hilariously hideous hair of the woman in the next-to-last photo behind Kruger and I was just grateful that she didn’t do her hair like that. It’s tough being a movie star.

  • Susan Crawford

    That dress is quintessential, classic Dior! Stunning and chic and so Parisienne. Amazing.

  • samo_samo

    WERQ? Really? Ya’ll are bowing down? Really?

  • VicksieDo

    That’s MY dress, how did she get it??? ;-/

  • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

    i want that as a wedding gown.  #notengaged

  • j_anson

    Hee. I can’t help envisioning exactly what kind of support system must be happening under that skirt. A skirt skeleton! But it IS a gorgeous look.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/toodleskitty79?feature=guide AWS

    It’s like Mamie from GONE WITH THE WIND threw up the slave’s table tablecloth…

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    Panniers! Panniers!!!

    The history geek in me is so tickled by this.

  • lordandtaylor

    Who is hiding under that dress? A family of five could camp under there.

    Soothing and fabulous? Seriously? I am reading this as a “Gone with the Wind” costume complete with what looks like patches. Per the Carol Burnett parody…” I just saw this in the window and had to have it.”

  • Monabel

    Such a grand dress needs more than a ponytail.

    • golspie

      And a girl with a bigger personality.

  • Allison Woods

    What a killer dress.

  • golspie

    Looks like a badly folded picnic blanket.

  • runningmollusk

    This dress: table and tablecloth, all rolled into one. 

  • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

    God, the bitch can wear anything!

  • moppet

     God bless her. She’s a pro. And boy, does that chair-bench or whatever she’s sitting on look uncomfortable.

  • TieDye64

    This dress kind of cracks me up. It’s got personality, for sure, and a sense of humor. Kind of smart-ass, which makes me like it. Normally wouldn’t think a pony would work with this sort of dress, but somehow it does.

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

    That is an amazing gown.  Keeping her hair and jewelry simple was a really good choice.

  • MzzPants

    My God, that’s Diva-tastic!

  • another_laura

    Ponytail!  perfect choice for this particular gown.  sigh.

  • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

    Panniers FTW! That is some serious 1770′s fashion right thur! I’m so glad that Dior jumped past the 80′s and 90′s and went full scale retrospective. Refreshing! 

  • ccm800

    the pony tail looks like it was done in the car. 

  • http://frockpaperscissors.blogspot.com/ kvlm

    HEAVEN.  I think I wept a little when I saw this.  She reigns.

  • EEKstl

    Let them eat cake, indeed!

  • librarygrrl64

    Wait, panniers are back? That’s so 18th century. ;-)