Pairs Division: Jackson and Kruger

Posted on June 21, 2012

We’re wondering if this was a case of “Fine, Josh. I’ll go. But only because you came to Cannes.” Sure looks like it from the clothing choices.


Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger attends the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater in Las Vegas.

Alessandra Rich Spring 2012 Collection

HE: Looks kind of adorably unkempt. We realize we just called Andrew Garfield a fool the other day for not shaving, but he was wearing Balenciaga, at the premiere of his first big budget starring-role movie, and not really the kind of guy who can work a couple days’ growth. Josh, on the other hand, is appealing precisely because he can work that little-boy-who’s-trying-his-best look like no one’s business; an endearing combination of aging genial fratboy and muppet.  And besides, this is the NHL Awards; not a big budget premiere. Having said that, the jacket looks a little small on him and the pants a little long. Also, he’s too blue. Score: 6/10.

SHE: Has LOST it. This looks like something Carrie Bradshaw would wear while cheating on Aidan. And coming from these two queens, that’s about the most damning thing we could say about any outfit. Girl, invest in a mirror – and a boyfriend with the stones to say, “Honey…really?” every now and then. We’re more convinced than ever this was a little bit of fashion passive-aggression. “The NHL Awards!? Fine! I’m dressing like an asshat, then!”  Score: 3/10.

Combined Score: 4.5/10. Quick, check the skies for Armageddon. Josh Jackson just did the heavy lifting and Diane Kruger fell down on the job. We are consumed with despair and confusion.


[Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images,]

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  • her makeup and hair look great though.

    • julnyes

       her makeup is nice. I would say her hair looks healthy, but that style is very matronly to me.

    • Anna Maria Diamanti

      Except they leave her barely recognizable. Maybe that was planned. “This outfit is so ridiculous I should trick people into thinking I’m Elizabeth Olsen or Anne Heche.”

  • Well, it is Vegas.  

  • Her outfit very much has an Emperor’s New Clothes vibe to it–it’s like the designer made something with the intention of making anyone who wears it look the fool.  Her face and hair fab.

  • Lina_bee

    She’s such a win from the waist-up, but goodness that skirt. What is Alessandra Rich smoking? Josh, poor thing, really IS too blue. Also, WTF are they doing at the HOCKEY awards?  WHY are hockey awards?! The cup has already been won, dudes.  *baffled*

    • kimmeister

      Well, look where Alessandra Rich decided to do the photo shoot for that ensemble.  That already tells you something about her in the taste department.

      • Lina_bee


      • SapphoPoet

        The model looks like she’s in a hotel lobby.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      He’s male and Canadian…that’s about covers why he’s there, the “awards” go to individual players on various teams for all manner of things, MVP, most goals, assists, that type of thing.

      • Lina_bee

        Got it. Any excuse for the guys to spend a week in Vegas…

        • schadenfreudelicious


    •  Probably off-topic, but to answer your question Joshua Jackson is a HUGE hockey fan and he was a presenter at the ceremony.

  • janedonuts

    Somewhere Chloe Sevigny is laughing really hard at this.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      But one of her alters really, really wants that skirt!

  • This is a classic scrolldown fug.

  • butterflysunita

    The sheer skirt trend needs to die, now.  And this may be the ugliest sheer skirt outfit I’ve ever seen.  

    • Seriously. When did “I see London, I see France” start getting considered attractive?

  • sk8tfan

    Stop the sheer overlay madness! Soon there will be fighting in the streets as women everywhere set fire to bolts of fabric.

  • TieDye64

    Ugh. She just looks silly. Really, if I saw this in person I’d have a hard time keeping the giggling under control. 

  • Scimommy

    I lost it at “an endearing combination of aging genial fratboy and muppet”. God, I can’t stop laughing.

    I actually think she doesn’t look that bad. Weird, maybe, but not bad.

  • If someone had ripped that pink thing off of her, we wouldn’t even be discussing this.  She’d be the one doing the heavy lifting and we’d be despairing on Pacey’s lack of barber. 

  • marilyn

    Her skirt and granny pants are not even good enough to be called home sewing.  Yikes!

  • Funkykatt

    Look, there seem to be SO many award shows, maybe she just ran out of clothes?

    • Vodeeodoe

       You’d think that at a hockey event they could just wear jeans and a t-shirt. No one is safe.

  • SassieCassy

    The Cheating Arc definitely brought out the worst in Carrie’s wardrobe. Remember the belt over bare midriff with the tree on her bun??

    • Holy prescient, I watched that episode TODAY. And she, to use GFY’s term, is the definition of scrolldown fug. I actually yelped when I got to the sheet part.

  • I could eat Pacey with a spoon.

    • mshesterp

      Oh, YES. I actually would have scored him higher because of his adorable rumpledness. I think he looks super cute, despite the rough finishing. *sigh*

      • out for a walk

        I think the plaid tie should have gotten him an extra little point boost, too. Like half a point perhaps? It makes the rumpledness even better.

  • BrightsideSusan

    If I hadn’t seen it on a model I would have thought she was just messing around with stuff from the closet. And maybe Josh said – that skirt is too short” so she threw the lacy thingy over the skirt and ran out the door.

    • ballerinawithagun


  • Vodeeodoe

    I’m just glad they make him shave most of the time on Fringe. Occasional stubble is nice. Every day, not so much.

  • Her outfit is like something a six year old girl would improvise with a tablecloth.

  • sockandaphone

    that was one WTF scrolldown fug

  • miagain

    But seriously, doesn’t it make you feel just a bit better, when a gorgeous woman, with designers out the whazzoo offering her glorious clothes, still ends up looking like a bonehead!?

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    She looks very Marcia Brady at the Adult Video Awards here, you know, when she went to get her lifetime achievement award. You can totally tell Marcia was classing it up though…

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Can we please end this horror of sheer overlays over mini skirts and granny panties?  Please?  My eyes hurt.

  • julieblue

    Holy sh*t! I am the only one who likes her outfit! In fact, I love it and I think she looks amazing. Hot!

    • Isadora Paiva

      Yes. Yes, you are.

  • I… don’t hate it.

    I don’t like it either, but all I could think was “I’ve seen prettier dresses from Alessandra Rich”. Other than that, it doesn’t bother me.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    So since you brought it up, am I the only one who never really LIKED Carrie again after she screwed over Aidan so royally.  I spent the rest of the series hoping bad things would happen to her.

    • mshesterp

      I actually abandoned the show the first time around because I was so mad. I had to catch up on DVD later to see what happened. I loved Aidan.

  • littlemac8

    I hate that matronly hair style but it is clear she has problems in the hair department: too little of it and too fine.  It seems like it rarely looks good but I didn’t even recognize her in the thumbnail.  And, then, when I did recognize her I was embarrassed for her.  That is a no-win ensemble.  Maybe she’s trying to go incognito!

  • Qitkat

    I would never have cheated on Aidan.

    • MilaXX

       UGH! don’t even get me started. I hate Big so bad that for a while I actually hated Chris Noth. I was the only die hard SaTC fan who hated Mr. Big.

  • 3boysful

    If the skirt weren’t see-through, you’d think Joshua was escorting Charlotte Bronte to the hockey awards.

    • formerlyAnon


  • MilaXX

    Josh looks fine, Nothing stellar, but okay.
    Diane, on the other hand looks like she’s wearing a bating suit cover up over a mini dress with really bad shoes.

  • What’s possibly the worst thing about what she’s wearing is that the skirt looks like it’s made out of CHEAP lace. 

  • Cat_In_A_Hat

    Text book definition of scroll down fug. Still, her eye make up is gorgeous.

  • SophieCollier

    Well, her makeup looks good at least!  

  • Aurumgirl

    1).  I would want people to think I was one of the Olsens or Anne Heche if I actually attended an NHL award.
    2).  Diane is far too overdressed for the NHL award as it is.  So is Pacey.  Do they just invite Canadian celebs to these things no matter who they are or what they do?  I mean, how is hockey even relevant to the careers of these two people?  I just don’t know.

    • formerlyAnon

      My theory is that he wanted to go to this thing to rub shoulders with the players & getting to do it as “work” is just icing on the cake.

  • Leah Elzinga

    I’m trying to start a thing here, and I think it’s working: 8:) = asshat.  Emoticon win, amiright?!

  • frankystein123

    Why Ms. Kruger? WHY?!

  • berkeleygirl

    She famously does not use a stylist. Maybe it’s finally time to employ one… They can split the cost!!!

  • quiltrx

    Girl obviously put NO thought in this.  Joshua may not be your forever-and-ever, girl…and hockey players are HOT and RICH.  It might have behooved you to give them something to remember you for!

    • anotherEloise

      Don’t worry – they’ll remember her!

  • kikisayshi

    This is one of my favorite TLo commentaries this week! lol!

  • Elias Pineda

    u guy complain so much about boring outfits ,  i like it

  • lifetime_student

    She looks as if she decided at the last minute that her skirt (or shorts or granny panties, I can’t tell which) was too short so she grabbed the lace overlay from a handy banquet table to cover her legs.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Has LOST it. This looks like something Carrie Bradshaw would wear while cheating on Aidan.


    When will this scourge of sheer skirts over short skirts or granny panties end? When??????

  • bailey debruynkops

    that dress would make me the happiest girl in the world.

  • Tashina Savage

    Hmm, I like it. :/

  • Amy

    “The NHL Awards!? Fine! I’m dressing like an asshat, then!”  Hysterical!!

    Although if anyone can pull off this crazy neon lace craze (and I am seeing it saturating the retail market) it is probably her. I can’t blame her for thinking she could get away with it.

  • guest2visits

    What is that, ? A long black t-shirt under a cheap lace table cloth ?  Not attractive, not edgy, not interesting. Ugly.
    I like the simple hair and earrings.  He looks as TLo describes perfectly.

  • Before I scrolled down to see the designer name, I thought she might have picked that lace maxi overskirt, black miniskirt combo up at Hot Topic. 


  • formerlyAnon

    You’re grading pretty strictly, here! I’d give him 7/10, and that’s deducting .5 (not a whole point for the reasons you two think it works) for the semi-beard stubble.

    She gets 5.5/10 because awful as it is, it’s fashionable. And for its genre, it’s . . . well, I guess I can squeeze out an “o.k.” No granny panties, no swathes of drapey lacey weirdness. Just an ugly transparent pink lace table cloth over a very simple black skirt & top. And, I’m deducting .5 for her hair, which is weird.

    so, 6.25/10 & he’s keeping her afloat.  Which I am sure he could care less about, if he likes hockey.

  • Cathy S

    I think he looks adorable. But what the heck is she wearing?

  •  “This looks like something Carrie Bradshaw would wear while cheating on Aidan. And coming from these two queens, that’s about the most damning thing we could say about any outfit.”

    LMFAO, o TLO I love you guys!

  • fungstyle

    disagree completely. i think that hot pink lace overlay is to die. it looks sassy and chic. is it suitable for the nhl awards (wtf)? maybe not. does she look fantastic? definitely yes. 

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    She looks like she escaped from a harem and he looks boring and schlubby. NHL-that’s hockey, right?

  • kelsita421

    HA! “This looks like something Carrie Bradshaw would wear while cheating on Aidan.” Love.

  • I beg to differ. She hasn’t lost any ounce of it. In fact, she is WERQing that sequin fabrics 

  • I’m thinking maybe she thought: “sports fans? I’ll be the classiest cheerleader ever, then! Legs!”

  • EEKstl

    “This looks like something Carrie Bradshaw would wear while cheating on Aidan. And coming from these two queens, that’s about the most damning thing we could say about any outfit.”  Bless you, boys.

  • KathKo

    Oh Diane, dear…

  • Is it just me, or does it look (in that first picture) like Josh broke his nose for the occasion??

  • Leslie Streeter

     Were they having sex in the lace aisle at Joann Fabric and she just got caught in it and said “What the hell? We got a red carpet?”

  • clairellis

    I honestly liked it till I got to the shoes, then I was done. I mean it’s not the best by any means but the shoes are making my eyes bleed.

    Also you guys are hilarious. And I’m so glad I found this site.

  • Karen Kovolski

    *Obligatory Mighty Ducks reference*
    (Was I really the only one who thought that when seeing the NHL backdrop??)

  • OneTwoThreeFashion


  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    I think you under-scored Joshua, he looks delicious.  🙂   ROFL on the Carrie Bradshaw comment!

  • Her head looks good. I’d like to erase everything else from my memory. The mind bleach line forms behind me.

    • Candigirl1968

      Yup.  Hair and makeup are great, but the skirt is burning my eyes.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    “This looks like something Carrie Bradshaw would wear while cheating on Aidan. And coming from these two queens, that’s about the most damning thing we could say about any outfit.” I think that statement might have made my YEAR.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    In 1970 I dressed up in a black leotard and then took my grandmother’s yellow lace table cloth and wrapped it around me.  Apparently family lore says I sashayed around the house singing the theme to Continental Airlines, to wit “The proud birrrrrrd!  With the golden taaaaaail!”   This photo brings back this PTSD moment.  Thanks.