Cannes WERQ: Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood

Posted on May 22, 2012

Gurl…

 

Diane Kruger attends the premiere of “Love” at Cannes in a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label gown.

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Sequined Crepe Gown

…When you get it right, you get it fucking RIGHT. You’re a glittering, gold chalice of fierceness. An armored, Teutonic diva goddess. You WERQ that Valkyrie shit, girl.

One snap, because that’s how you show RESPECT.

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews, matchesfashion.com]

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZGSQMHRCO7LAIOWG2HD74V6XU Marcie Dreyfuss

      Amazing. Like it better than Carey Mulligan’s MET Ball dress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

      It’s  a little …. Stacey Keibler.  (or, a little Stacy Keibler) Dontcha think so?

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        Yep.  It’s not the same dress, but has the same vibe with the odd twists and folds and I think Stacey pulled it off better.  Diane’s hair is bugging here… too flat and casual for such a dress!

        • Cathy S

           I don’t know; I like the way her hair is waved in the opposite direction of the folds on the dress.

          • Spicytomato1

            Yes and it seems to have more body than usual. Pretty.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      I am thinking, she got pissed off at Karolina Kurkova for winning the Met Ball and killed her.  And in some weird high fashion twist on Silence of the Lambs, well, “It rubs the sequins on its skin.” 

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

      DAMN, GIRL. I am not a fan of gold sequins in general, but good Lord. This is so much better on her than on the model.

      • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

        This is decidedly silver on my screen…

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

          The original is silver, but the one on Diane is definitely gold. (TLo’s post confirms!) Gold sequins do sort of give off a sheen of both, though.

          • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

            I don’t think so. I think the name of the sub line within Vivienne Westwood is “Gold Label”….

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

              I was referring to this: “You’re a glittering, gold chalice of fierceness.”

              Anyone else want to weigh in? Clearly we can’t get anywhere without looking at each other’s screens!

            • muzan-e

              Silver – surrounded, I think, by warm lights and red carpet, and maybe even pick up some golden tint from her own skin. It’s the red-and-ochre surrounds that are setting her on fire, I think – which is a spectacularly gorgeous effect. 

            • amf0001

              it’s definitely silver but the warm lights are picking up gold hues. (at least on my screen it is)

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

              Soo…apparently we are agreed that we all disagree? Ok! That works! (I will pretty much never say that this is silver, because the only silver I see is clearly the direct reflection of a flash, and even the close-up is SO different from the original. Rose-gold is the closest to what I’m getting, but I will concede that could be reflections from the carpet.)

              Regardless, she looks smashing.

            • Corsetmaker

              Yes, looks like silver to me too with reflected colours. If it’s gold then it’s a very pale gold. 

            • siriuslover

              It looks a little of both. Clearly not the silver shown on the model, and the color looks richer. I wonder if it is silver but the red carpet is reflecting in it causing the richness? I don’t know. It’s kind of chameleon-like

    • Sobaika

      And there’s no puddle of fabric at her feet! Perfection.

    • http://twitter.com/LoveTeachPray Jennifer Swegler

      Perfection. My favorite so far out of Ms. Diane from Cannes so far

    • LuisaNL

      Gorgeous. Just perfect.

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

      the guy in the 3rd pic is like “damn grrrrl”

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      I like how her hair references the draping but isn’t cheesy about it. Perfect balance. 

    • http://twitter.com/Phoe_Iyad IH

      Amazing and that’s one occasion where it looks better on her than it does in it’s original form which isn’t appealing at all.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      WOW, atta girl. Whichever stylist put her in this dress should be on her permanent payroll.
      WERQ

      • http://littlebrotherlives.tumblr.com LBrotherL

        I thought she didn’t have a stylist or a makeup artist, but did both herself.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          I have no idea; I was just assuming it was a stylist.
          Either way, she looks gorgeous.

    • crash1212

      Never having worn anything remotely resembling this serious column of fierce, I wonder, does that material chafe the underarms? I worry for her underarms.

      • blogless

        Lol I was thinking the same thing. I knew I was getting old when I started looking at clothes and thinking, “could be painful, possible rash, and chafe”.

      • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

        trust me, it DOES. I have a sequined dress with short sleeves which fits like second skin and it hurts like hell. I manually removed some of the sequins that stood over the edge of fabric but still when you move your arms, the skin gets raw.

      • Anathema_Device

         I have a sequined shirt I have to wear under a blazer or sweater if I’m walking much in it because it chafes badly. If she tottering in to an event, sitting, then tottering out, she’s probably fine.

    • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

      ROOTS!!! Ruins it. Hairdressers should REFUSE to do hair unless they can do the roots.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4KLZGI7NMQE2LQDYYSMPFXANW4 Uche

        Oh yes. Roots enrage me. I’m appalled when people get all gussied up up and even fix their hair without acknowledging the roots. 

      • Anathema_Device

         I don’t care for roots either, but it is kind of a “thing” now. Women are coloring their intentionally that way. Sort of an offshoot of the whole ombre thing.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3O2QNXDJIU3AJINAGNJRYWDZ4 mrspotts66

      stunning.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Speechless in the presence of such an ideal of glamor.

    • aimee_parrott

      DANG.

    • http://twitter.com/alienspouse Jen Alien-Spouse

      “Oh, this old thing?”

      Gorgeous.

    • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

      LOVE IT!!! 

    • Anathema_Device

      Wow. I can’t get over how impeccably tailored that is to her body. Incredible and she more than pulls it off: She owns it. WERQ indeed.

    • Judy_S

      They should do a 3d laser scan of her and use the resulting data to create a new Cannes award, say about 1/6 life-size. For the most fabulous gown/look at the festival events. 

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

      The first and only dress by VW that I’ve loved… but it looks like she can’t take a deep breath!

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

      She looks fantastic but the hair (while better than usual) could use a little more oomph.

    • http://twitter.com/GaraStJames Gara St. James

      Not crazy about the hair puddling in the dress’s boob pocket, but the dress itself looks amazing, and she’s wearing the heck out of it.

      • kimmeister

        Agree about the boob pocket.  Her makeup is perfection though.

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      She looks fab, but way too skinny in this dress.

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

      That’s a pretty amazing dress. She’s working her model skills here because a ‘person’ couldn’t pull this dress of. You have to know how to stand in it and make it werq. And she does. But it doesn’t take away from the fact that the expression on her face is always between halfway between automaton and clench teethed boredom.

      • http://littlebrotherlives.tumblr.com LBrotherL

        Oh, is she a former model? Did not know that, but it explains so much.

    • out for a walk

      Snap indeed. And her hair is over one shoulder, mermaid style, yet manages to look fantastic!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      She looks fierce.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      The reflection of the red carpet on the dress add  a wonderful dimension and depth. Stunning.

      • Qitkat

        Exactly what I thought too. I wonder how it would look on a deep blue or green carpet. Perhaps at the opera.

        It also drapes so beautifully on Diane that it almost seems like a different dress from the model’s. Adore the curved back line also.

    • MilaXX

      Not crazy with the way the fabric looks up close, but she has a total look here. Very pretty and well fitted.

    • MzzPants

      Not loving the hair.  Wish she’d committed to a full up do.

    • mozzer0906

      Fanfreakingtastic!

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      &, of course, who designed it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360913487 Amanda Herriott Welliver

      Huh.  All I’m getting is Barbie. 

    • EEKstl

      Whoda thunk that a gold sequin version of that gown would WERQ – and yet, here it is. Wowza.

    • Char Crop

      Niiiiiiiiiiiice!

    • nannypoo

      Total fabulosity. I love how the swoop in her hair mimics the drape of the dress.

      • http://twitter.com/noshadejustT Teri

        Me too. I think the way the dress drapes on her makes it look like a living, breathing, undulating, piece of fabulousness. I think from now on, when I’m down I’m going to say to myself, “You are a glittering gold chalice of fierceness!” 

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

      FANTASTIC. But, as always, needs more PACEY.

    • TieDye64

      The overall effect is fierce and fab.

    • fursa_saida

      Love. Reminds me that when she was cast in Inglourious Basterds, she was cast to play a movie star. She looks like a damn movie star, full stop.

    • siriuslover

      She does look great, but the back of that dress looks painful.

    • Lilyana_F

      Breathtaking!

    • Bill Curtis

      You know, if she had a gold tulle bow on her shoulder and opera gloves, she’d be <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0fhv2CG0JBc/S_cORSDNUCI/AAAAAAAAANk/0AlEVphB5Pg/s1600/baroness+6.jpg&quot; the Baroness Elsa von Schraeder from The Sound of Music.

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

      Holy shit.  WERQ!!! 

    • piecesofconfetti

      MILES better than the promo photo. Love!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      Y’all didn’t even mention the one-shoulder hair!  But I agree, she looks stunning.

    • http://twitter.com/sillytwigg twigg

      This would look heinous on pretty much anyone else. 

    • MoHub

      That’s pretty conservative for Westwood.

    • giiiirrrr

      Oh my freaking God, she looks AH-MAY-ZING.  The strapless bodice – holy crap – IT FITS.  Nice to know that’s even possible.

    • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

      Looks better on her than the model! That dress needs a girl with some hips.

    • suzq

      The stars in Cannes are showing up way better than they’ve been doing at the Oscars.  Doesn’t seem fair.

    • mjude

      a snap indeed

    • Judy_J

      Gorgeous!  Spot-on perfection!

    • msdamselfly

      Over the top, not in a good way

    • Lina_bee

      Stylist FTW! o/

    • belfebe

      Goddess.

    • kikisayshi

      Fabulous! I don’t know what dress is on that model, because it looks nothing like this gorgeous gown that DK is working the shit out of.

    • charlotte

       Third German in a row. Hansi should take note: this is how gorgeousness works.

    • butterflysunita

      Maybe it’s a WERQ, but it’s not a Fan Bingbing level WERQ.  

    • http://twitter.com/mirrormirrorxx Paola Thomas

      See Jada Pinkett-Smith?  This was obviously specially made for her, fits to perfecton and looks unfreakingbelievable.

    • Sara__B

      That bodice fits so high that I’m pretty sure she suffered for all this fabulousness, but this is a stunning, attention-grabbing, movie star gown and she’s wearing it beautifully.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      She looks INSANELY GOOD.

    • samo_samo

      She looks lovely, but I’m not loving it as much as you guys are. Is it just me or does it look like she’s holding her breath?

    • Amy Ellinger

      Perfection. One of the best looks so far this year.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

      Nailed it.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      FUCK YES! 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      She looks stunning. Plus, best I’ve seen her hair done in AGES.

    • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

      Dayum!  Fucking P-E-R-F-E-C-T!

    • turtleemily

      I had to do a double take at the close-up shot since the way the sequins reflect on her upper arm makes it look like she has stretch marks.

    • m0r0

      The rear view photo is especially great because it captures that Frenchman drooling over her. 

    • Zippypie

      She looks gorgeous but I’m not loving it.  She looks intensely uncomfortable in her body.  She’s stiff like she is so tightly stuffed into that dress she can’t breathe or move and god help her sitting down.  It ain’t going to happen.  That keeps it from being a WERQ for me.  Hair and makeup – perfect!  No wonder Pacey is wandering around depressed – he can’t hope to compete.

      • Corsetmaker

        Those dresses are all built on corsets, but VW corsets are generally powernet and minimal boning so they’re lighter weight than the real thing. 
        She’ll still be able to sit down easily enough. 

      • makeityourself

        Okay, this was the first even slightly negative comment, so I’m jumping in. Yes, this is perfect in every way, but it is boring. And as lovely as Ms Kruger is, I am always looking for some hint of personality in her face.

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

      Bow down, motherfuckers.

    • Lisa Dugan

      Beautiful!  I love the way the top of the gown looks from the back as well.  Fits her  like a dream.  It also looks a million times better than it does on the model.  In that pic it looks rather cheap and way too short.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      When she gets it right, she looks like you can’t even touch her. Nor even breathe her air, she’s that stunning.

    • Corsetmaker

      Stunning. That’s all there is to say.

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      Wow.

      I LOVE the look on the guy facing her in the last shot. He looks like he’s just seen a vision.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Only Vivienne Westwood could make this fabric & origami look this incredible!

    • http://twitter.com/Putting_On_Airs Kathleen

      Spectacular.

    • Naveena Samuel

      Tom and Lorenzo – you are my new favorite people on earth. Where have you been all my life? I think it and you say it – with much more elan and fabulousness than I can ever muster. xoxoxox. 

    • guest2visits

      She’s gorgeous… I love both editions of this dress; super sparkly and subtle shimmer.

    • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

      That is a testament to foundation garments. Absolutely glorious.

    • BazoDee

      Flawless! Just flawless!!

    • quiltrx

      She looks AMAZING.  Glad she didn’t default to the Heidi/Swiss Miss hair, because this ‘do is perfect for the dress.

    • Sophie Collier

      Perfect.  If that is a corset undergarment giving her that super-defined waist-to-hip curve, just tell me what brand.  Damn, Girl is fierce.

      • Corsetmaker

        Part of the dress. Lots of VW’s styles have corset bodices :)

    • http://twitter.com/vintagesewing Lisa Utter

      I’d tap that.  Just sayin………..

    • clairellis

      My lord Pacey is one lucky man. She is always gorgeous.

    • http://twitter.com/Pinky71 Jenny Moss

      This is the best dress, worn flawlessly, that I’ve seen all year. Love Vivi.

    • Stargatefan

      Definitivly a dress built on an industrial strenght corset, and one with a little too exaggerated hip-waist  ratio for my taste: looks like she is unable to breathe. But she looks stunning and no-one could have worn it better.

    • RzYoung

      Joshua Jackson should get a ring on it FAST!! -imagine the babies!!!

    • amywinns

      Wow, I just admire her so much.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Sponge/100000465550991 Bob Sponge

      She looks like a lovely perfume bottle. The expensive ones, those that cost you two months’ salary.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

      I love it. That will go down as one of those amazing RC looks. Really. I love her.

    • Susan Crawford

      Bowing down, snapping fingers, doing neck rolls. Worth tomorrow’s trip to the chiropractor because this is SO perfect.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Love this-definitely a WERQ in my book!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1313126032 Ajuna Ariel Fenty

      bitch! werq

    • http://twitter.com/nkk Nikki

      HOW THE HELL DOES SHE BREATH?!?!?!!? I think that’s why she has that look in her face

    • http://ultimatevariety.blogspot.com/ Thombeau

      Yes, yes, and yes! Und ja!

    • http://twitter.com/malaulau Madeleine La

      Bowing down to this fierce goddess.

    • OneTwoThreeFashion

      FABULOUS!!!!

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

      Have I mentioned that I love her?