Diane Kruger in Cushnie et Ochs

Posted on November 14, 2012

Hey, remember when we said we had some not-so-pretty in the pipeline for today? Well, brace yourselves, poodles.


Diane Kruger attends the GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California in a Cushnie et Ochs dress and a Vanessa Bruno jacket paired with a Jason Wu clutch and Jimmy Choo shoes.

Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Iris van Berne

In bright neon letters, flashing over her head: “FASHION VICTIM.”

We try never to say this sort of thing, preferring to appear open-minded about all types of fashion, but that is one seriously fucked-up dress.  And the shame of it all is, if it was a simple white dress, this look would be fabulous. We love the jacket, shoes and fun little bag. But we can’t with that bodice. Girl, you look damn silly right now.


[Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, style.com]

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  • Silly, and hungry.

  • her left boob is eating that top! someone stop him!

    • Him? I’ve always referred to mine as “the girls”. 🙂

      • DeborahJozayt

        Lefty and Petunia.

        • bellafigura1

          The good one and the bad one.

  • makeityourself

    Early scroll-down fug.

  • Sobaika

    Ooooh, honey no.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    She has a necklace skirt. A NECKLACE SKIRT.

    I can’t even.

    •  I kept asking myself how that could possibly be comfortable. SUCH a terrible look.

  • Paigealicious

    My eyes!!

  • MaryanneGirl

    Oh my GOD. I have NOT had enough coffee to prepare myself for that! I carried that purse through the mid-90s with pride! The dress is slowly eating itself! I can’t stop using exclamation points!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    This is a difficult dress for anyone to wear.  So why on earth would her stylist allow her to attempt wearing this dress?  Also, if some person came up with a pair of scissors and snipped that string that hooks skirt to top, WHOOSH, it would be all over but the shouting.  Finally – the hair.  Sigh. 

    • 3boysful

       Altho her face looks lovely as per usual, I think she looks a bit pissed, like she knows it’s an ass of a dress and she cannot wait til she can light into the stylist about it.

    • Monabel

      I guess one should always carry a pair of scissors, then……

  • Judy_J

    Just looks tacky to me.

  • SewingSiren

    Hard to think of where this dress would be appropriate. A private poolside cocktail party, in LA, in July? Perhaps.

    • It would be appropriate in a paper shredder. I’m sure of it. 

      • hmariec19

        I think it’s already been in a paper shredder.

  • charlotte

    Maybe she gets the memo in German: Zieh.Dich.Um!

  • bertkeeter


  • Michael Owens

    It’s dumb.

  • Chillmer

    That dress is horrid, but she’s still serving up amazing face. Lady is SO beautiful.

  • decormaven

    Tip to stylist: if the skirt looks wonky on the runway model, you can bet the farm it’s going to look wonky on your client. This is a massive fail on someone who usually has a winning look. Whiffed it!

  • MY EYES!!!! a Rhianna belly chain translated to terrible stringy self-fabric, barely holding up a skirt so ill-fitting it’s a crime in and of itself.  It looks like tired, tortured design school student fug even on a professional model.  Add the pinhead yoga class hair and the fact that there’s no color on her face at all save for an orange-y lipstick that’s taking over the world, and it’s so far out it is in a different solar system.

    Thanks for deterring me from the snack machine downstairs, I just lost my appetite.

  • Yiiiiiiiish. 

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    A tampon string is never a good midriff adornment.

    • ojosazules

      I thought tea bag when I saw it. 

  • padma sallah

    JESUS. What is this dress?

  • Sometimes there are no words. This is one of those times. 

  • MilaXX

    That’s a whole lot of fugly. The dress is hideous. It looks both too big and too short. The bag looks childish with this look. Makeup is fine, but the hair looks like an afterthought. The jacket just feels out of place.

  • In_Stitches

    It looks like a dress for a pregnant woman in a science fiction movie.

  • f_yeah_marie

    I love the bag; it looks like you can knock someone out with it.

  • A B

    Cushnie et Ochs … looks like there’s a reason I’ve never heard of them.  Pity about the dress because her makeup is gorgeous!

  • lehen

    cute purse though

  • Dot

    No matter what crazy ass getup this woman wears, she always looks icy and severe to me.

  • One really hilarious dress. It takes a lot to make someone that gorgeous look that ridiculous.

    • StellaZafella

       You, of all people, Kiltd, call this a dress?…You’re being too kind.

      I call it loose Kotex and dinner napkin puzzle.

      •  Perhaps I was being so. I do have a tendency towards a sometimes unmerited diplomacy towards others.

  • “Girl, you look damn silly right now”. 

  • I know she’s a fashionista with a capital F, but this look just sucks, plain and simple. Sorry, Diane.

  • jilly_d

    girl, that is not your hair.

  • Le_Sigh

    What the fuck just happened.  Only a grade-A fierce ass drag queen would be able to pull this off.  If that.  

  • nannypoo

    I actually think her hair is not so bad here. When she wears it up she often wears it skinned back really tight, and with her blond hairline and enormous forehead she looks pretty much hairless. Here, the sweep from the part and those little wispy bits soften her somewhat severe face. But, oh yeah, the dress sucks.

  • Mismarker

    Keeping it classy with just a *whisper* of underboob.

  • cooperalden

    I didn’t know Claire’s had a kiddy purse  section?

  • Anathema_Device

    I can’t even see the germ of a good idea in this get-up.

  • My stars and garters… Buddha, Krishna and Kali on a cracker. Such a beautiful woman. Looks insane.

  • Wow, I can’t imagine what happens when you’re getting dressed in this getup.  Is that really a drawstring that ties around the neck?  And then you have to wiggle into the bikini top and make sure the girls are all tucked in?  Jesus.  Honestly, color these hospital green and they could almost pass for a pair of cut-off scrubs.  Hiddy!

    In other news, those shoes are calling to me.

  • She looks fabulous.

  • GorgeousThings

    It looks like a Latin Ballroom competition dress gone wrong. Seriously wrong.

  • sweet_potato


  • PinkLemon

    no, diane, NOOO

  • I disagree: I love that dress and I think the shoes look cheap. But does it really need to be said that it’s not a dress for November? That would be a lovely little resort dress to toss on with some simple sandals after a day of swimming, head off for some oysters and wine. 

  • kategs

    If she weren’t looking so exhausted and to me too slim, maybe just maybe she could pull it off.  But probably not, that is one ugly dress.

  • Oh no. Ooohhhh no!

  • stubbornthoughts

    It seems like the crop top was an after thought in this…design? In that case, thank baby Jesus for that crop top.

    Girl has to be feeling a breeze.

  • It looks like a bad BAD BAD project runway dress. Why is the construction so crappy also?

  • Dhammadina


  • PeggyOC

    And if this woman can’t make it work, no one can.

  • Jess5628

    This looks like a middle of the pack, mid-season Project Runway effort. Yikes.

  • oohsparkley!

    She should sue that dress for making her look so bad.

  • B_C_J

    This outfit is a nightmare both on the model and on Ms. Kruger. Burn it. 

  • jw_ny

    tacky and cheap looking….this falls into low class stripper territory.  The top looks like it’s caught under her left boob, and the puckering of the seams and hems…awful.  just all together awful.

  • miagain

    that is just stupid

  • another_laura

    Yikes!  That dress is gawd-awful.  Remember when she always looked fabulous?

  • Cathy S

    The bag is all kinds of cute. The dress is horrible. What is that–a chest suspender holding up the skirt part? No.

  • All the lines of that wacko bodice are askew!

  • nancymae

    Maybe she’s being ironic and quietly protesting GQ’s disquieting Rhianna cover??? Maybe she is so disgusted that she agreed to attend this event but so committed to maintaining a sense of calm and civility that she let her clothes and lack of a hairbrush say fuck you GQ and your nasty magazine covers for her??? There has to be a method to what is otherwise clearly madness because this just isn’t her. 

    Or, did she take a meeting with Courtney Love earlier in the day and they played dress up?

  • snarkykitten

    oh my gawd. that is hideous!

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Designer Flash Dance costume. Definitely an ‘Oh, girl…’ moment. 

  • jmorino08

    What. The. Hell.

    That’s all I’ve got.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    The only explanation to this is extreme inebriation.

  • Her hair looks like she’s ready to wash her face before bed. 

  • MarissaLG

    Okay, maybe I am a fashion victim as well, but I’m kinda into this. Yes, it’s leaning into Ke$ha territory, but I appreciate the messy, rock n’ roll factor. Am I out of my mind?

  • For those times when your thong needs a skirt?

  • guest2visits

    Silly is the word.

  • Dolce and Gabanna did it much better.  In 1997.

  • TSkot

    Great look for a pool party

  • quiltrx

    TAMPON SKIRT.  That is all.

  • Trisha26

    Based on that Rihanna cover for GQ I don’t doubt the invites said to dress like a working girl.

  • I’m imagining Heidi waiting in the sidelines, ready to tear this off Diane so SHE can wear it instead.

  • It looks awful on the model, even! This looks like something that would have been auf’d from Project Runway. Tsk.

  • amf0001

    Is she in Miami?  Is she charging by the night (high class,  so not by the hour)  If so,  she’s appropriately dressed.  If not,  then wtf?

  • Toto Maya

    I really like her makeup?