Diane Kruger at LAX

Posted on November 02, 2012

Kittens, you should never doubt that Miss Diane is a PhD-level clothes-wearer. Because no mere mortal could possibly make this look work:


Diane Kruger arrives at LAX Airport.

Mulberry Tiger-intarsia Angora-blend Sweater

… and yet, if we saw her walk by us, our heads would turn.

Not that the sweater isn’t cute. In fact, it’s adorable. But the combo of the light brown with the light washed jeans, the Rite-Aid-looking sunglasses, and that sort of Greek fisherman’s cap is a tough look to pull off. Most of us would look like smacked asses in this getup, but Miss Girl looks pretty funky-cute in it.



[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNewsh, net-a-porter.com]

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  • Vaniljekjeks

    “Most of us would look like smacked asses in this getup, but Miss Girl looks pretty funky-cute in it.”

    …And this is why I love you guys. 

    • Qitkat

      She’s haunted that she hasn’t been on TLo in a few days (weeks?); clearly she knew this would bring her back into the fold.

  • MoHub

    The tigers appear to be nursing.

    • charlotte

      That made my day.

      • MoHub

         Thanks. I do my little best.

    • 3boysful

       I was laughing so hard it was difficult to hit the “Like” button.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh my.  Now I cannot un-see that… 

  • No, she looks like a scary, close to homeless woman in that, & the beret?! Does the back of the sweater have the tigers’ faces?

  • piecesofconfetti

    It’s ridiculous of me to comment on shoes when she’s clearly boarding/departing a flight… but I wish she had worn different shoes. Something more casual but fashionable.

  • Wait, this is okay but Katie Holmes’ sweater/jean combo isn’t?  I don’t get it, I guess I’ll have to keep studying fashion at the T-Lo Institute.

    • DeborahJozayt

      I love Katie Holmes’ look much better, personally. You’re not alone in that regard!

    •  Even though the colours on both the jeans and jumper aren’t my favourite, this is still much more flattering than Katie Holmes’ outfit because she seems to have bought them in the right size.

      The sunglasses are terrible though.

    • Mary_Shelley

      I was just going to say the same.  I think this look is just…unattractive, while I thought Katie looked really cute.

    • Lesson One: If we say we don’t like a certain sweater and pair of jeans, it does not mean that we don’t like ANY sweaters or pairs of jeans.

  • A B

    “Not that the sweater isn’t cute. In fact, it’s adorable.”

    I think this is the first time since I started reading TLO that I thought “are they crazy?!” That sweater is hideous and at $670 insane!

    •  It’ll be a cold day in hell before I wear a brown jumper, let alone one with animals on it, BUT this is definitely the cutest of that current trend that I have seen.

  • I just wish the bits in between the tigers were the same colour as the backdrop – it looks like a craft project.

  • Qitkat

    Have any of you knitters out there tried the intarsia technique?
    I was intrigued that the tigers are knit into the sweater rather than applied on top of it. 

    • Qitkat … sadly, intarsia is beyond my capabilities. But we have a woman in my knitting group who possesses amazing talent, and I bet she could pull off this sweater. She knit a bunch of animals and fairy tale figures for her granddaughter (Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.) and she knit a Bengal tiger that was the cutest, most intricate thing you’ve ever seen. Actually, this sweater seems cute for a kid, but a bit silly on an adult woman. If the fabulous Diane were not The Fabulous Diane, I think she would look like a dork. Celebrities get away with practically anything.

    •  Yeah, it’s a pain in the ass and generally is used to make either argyle or UGLY.    Seriously.   Intarsia is the technique of choice for Cosby sweaters.    If this were grandma-made or thrift store find, it would be endearingly cool    but, at $670 and this season?   NAY, says this knitter.   AND NAY AGAIN.

      • luciaphile

        I have a couple of friends who could probably do something like this. You can make some really nice things using intarsia, but I’m not in love with this sweater.

  • I love the she has tamed those tigers with her cleavage.

  • MilaXX

    Oh I think this is a fail. I hate that sweater. it looks like something Kanye West would wear.

    •  And that alone is reason enough to hate…

    • TieDye64

      I’m not digging this at all. And you make a good point regarding KW. Ick.

    • Aurumgirl

       In the 80’s, sweaters like this (and ones like it that featured the added benefit of bedazzling) were all the rage.  But they were mostly worn by grandmothers.  I hate to see this trend returning.

  • She looks strung out. And she’s wearing a tiger-boob sweater. No, sorry. This look is dreadful. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      “tiger-boob sweater” haha!

      I don’t know about the strung out part, but that is one ugly tiger-boob sweater!

  • That’s funny, I was about to argue that she’s NOT making it work when I realized she doesn’t look ridiculous.  Which is more than most other people on this planet could hope for in that getup.

  • j_anson

    No no no. Not even Helen of Troy.

    • kittenwithaquip

       You just hit on my problem with Diane Kruger– I know she played Helen of Troy, and is seeing? married to? Joshua Jackson, but what else does she do? I mean besides end up on fashion blogs?

      • j_anson

        You know, it’s funny, because I have the same reaction, but apparently she’s actually a pretty active actress doing high-profile stuff. She’s listed for Inglourious Basterds (which I haven’t seen, because yech, Tarantino, so I don’t know how prominent she was in it), and in the National Treasure movies, and some other stuff – like a movie about Marie Antoinette recently. So she is, apparently, legit.

        • 5HT

          She was pretty good in Inglourious Basterds, and a pretty decent actress overall. Not fantastic, but decent.

  • Judy_J

    I want that sweater!

  • poggi

    While I do not like this look, it looks better on her than it ought to.  On a mere mortal, I suspect the sweater would look like the top half of those pantsuit sets they sell in the ‘old lady’ section of bad department stores, you know where the top has a sailboat on it and the coordinating elastic-waist pants have anchors all over them.  

  • Trisha26

    As much as I love the kittehs I think she looks like smacked ass. (Thanks for the adjective, TLo.)

  • Contralto

    what is that sweater?!  It looks like something a kindergarten teacher would wear during a unit on jungle animals.

    • angryparsnip

       Thank Goodness someone thought the same thing.
      The outfit fits her but a big no !
      Despise the sweater.
      I Like Katie’s better especially if she got the pants hemmed.

      cheers,  parsnip

  • nannypoo

    No, sorry. Especially not the sunglasses and the stupid hat.

  • Sara__B

    Head turning? You bet, but only because she looks ridiculous. Smacked ass, indeed. (I can’t even give her a pass for wanting to be comfortable on a plane. Look at those shoes!)

    •  was that silly sweater REALLY 670$???

  • Wha?

    Regular person in sloppy clothes. I wouldn’t even notice her if I bumped into her on the street, let alone in a crowded airport. *scratches head*

  • Call me Bee

    I like it–she looks like a human, albiet a very stylish one.  So much better than, say, Lady Gaga who reagrds a trip to the airport as a photo-op and dresses up accordingly.  

  • Thank you for not hating the sweater. I’ve been looking for a cute fox intarsia sweater for years and finally found it in Sept., have been wearing the heck out of it.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i am not on board with this current trend of the sweater with some animal emblazened on it, high end designer or otherwise….it’s one step away from a tacky Christmas sweater for me….

  • She might not be the smacked ass that most of us would be, but she’s not far off. Fame does not automatically confer “funky” and “cute” on someone who is wearing clothes that would be mocked on a lesser being. I live in fear of those sweaters returning to fashion, it was bad enough the first time around!

  • spooki C

    At first glace I thought it was Yoko, must be the hat and glasses combo.

  • MaryanneGirl

    She looks cute and all, but I will never see that color of jean as anything but tacky shit I used to wear in the 1980s. 

    • Tamara Hogan

       The 80’s called – long-distance – and it wants those jeans and sunglasses back. Oof.

  • guest2visits

    Yes, this kind of works. But it also looks like something an eccentric 86 year old woman might wear.

  • julnyes

    I generally hate the way she dresses, and this time is no different. All her clothes belong on someone ten years younger.

  • velomango

    The sweater is adorable? TLo, you’re killin’ me…that pattern is taken from a latch hook kit at my local Joann Fabrics. I’m also fairly sure I’ve seen the same set of tigers on the afghan that graced the couch on the set of Roseanne. Blech. Mortal or not, that jillion dollar sweater is fug.

  • quiltrx

    My head would turn because she looks like a damned nut.

  • decormaven

    Those shades look a little Warhol-ish to me. I think it’s all in the attitude, and DK owns every single one of her looks.

  • UptownNippy

    If you are tall and thin and have the attitude most anything would look good on you.  
    This outfit looks a little Goodwillish to me.  

  • I don’t see anything special about this look. 

  • Tracy_Flick

    I think she looks like an asshole. Can I say that on here? Like someone who would be giving a bunch of attitude to the gate agents and going “DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM????”

  • Imasewsure

    Not crazy about the glasses but love the rest of the outfit, esp. for getting on a plane…. love the sweater… not a beret fan, but cute on her (esp. again for travelling)…. 

  • I’m afraid she gets the Helene of hor-rid award. And are those stockings on her feet?