IN or OUT: Diane Kruger in Chanel

Posted on January 23, 2013

We’ll say right up front that we love this look wholeheartedly.


Diane Kruger attends the Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Couture show in Paris in Chanel.

Chanel Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Yulia Serzhantova (SILENT)

But even we can admit, there’s something a bit costume-y about it. We’ve said this before about her, but she attends the Paris shows dressed like someone in a movie attending the Paris shows. Like something Carrie Bradshaw would wear, or Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada.

But we don’t mind. You should have fun with your style, especially when you’re at the Mt. Olympus of fashion, where people are celebrated for being outrageous or head-turning. Yes, the skirt makes her look a little like those porcelain figurines that double as bells. And sure, the beret is perhaps a bit too “ohh la-la,” but we can’t help it. We think she looks fabulous and fun here. The boots are insanely KILLA. They provide just the right touch of edginess to the look.

So let’s hear it, minions. Are you with us on this one or do you think she looks a little silly?

Vote Now!


IN! I’m with you, T Lo!


OUT! She looks like a creepy doll!


Several Bey fans rallied to her defense, but most of the kittens felt that Beyonce’s lip-synchin’, earpiece pullin’ dress was an OUT.


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  • IN IN IN

     Love every part of this look. If only I could rock it *sigh*

    • prettybigkitty

      My thoughts exactly.  

  • IN! It’s totally awesome.
    If I could afford Chanel and maybe… well… looked like a slim model girlie that’s EXACTLY what I’d wear. Love it. Especially with the hat and the hair.
    perfect dress for Austrian winter! cute cute cute!

    • ChiKat67

      Amen on all points!  IN for me as well.

  • 3boysful

    The beret and braid make a cute dress just a bit too literal for me.  She’s missing the crook and a few sheep.

    • Yo. Out.

    • gabbilevy

      Agreed. The ghost of Coco Chanel is tut tutting because she forgot to take one thing (the hat!) off. 

      • There’s nothing Coco about this…  It’s very Lagerfeld and very fabulous.  😀

  • Out. It’s a dress that reads young to begin with, and the way she’s accessorized it with the tights and beret makes it absolutely infantilizing. 

    • And the messy braid helps it not.  OUT

    • Love the beret and love the tights.  In!

      • andrea36608

         Those aren’t tights (I don’t think)– those are boots, all the way up!

  • BayTampaBay

    OUT!  Agree with TLO that it looks too much line a costume.

    Like it on the model better with the runway styling.

  • Patricia Gillett

    IN – Adorable and in her wheelhouse. The addition of the hat and boots are pro moves. 

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    IN!  The only thing I don’t like about it, is the bag.  If she just wore it on her shoulder, not cross body, it would be perfect.

    Let’s keep those model’s shoes away from Elle Fanning.  Or did she already get her paws on them?

    • Elizabeth Silverstein

      Oh good call on the Elle Fanning shoes on the model. I actually think those might be the ones she wore with the bedspread dress.

  • OUT. She went too far with the beret. Her and Hailee should have switched outfits. Each would have been perfect for the other.

    • filmcricket

      Pretty much my thought. I love the whole look, but that shape and that collar are really too young for a 36-year-old. I give it a lower-case in, since she does look fab; I’d just like it better on a pre-teen.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Just thought the same thing.

  • Sobaika

    Looks fabulous, if a tad bit too much. It is, as you note, costumey.

  • IN.  It is a little costumey, but what the hell.

  • Jangle57

    Looks a little schoolgirlish from the knees up but the boots save the look.  IN

  • homofascist

    All I can think is COLD ARMS!  COLD ARMS!

  • I’ll go with In, but really because I can’t put my finger on what is bugging me here.  But something is.

    • formerlyAnon

       I blame it on scraggly hair. But for me there’s an indefinable “coulda been better” in the hat/hair vicinity. Like it nonetheless.

      •  For me, its not about the hair.  Something proportionally seems just THAT much off kilter.  Its as though the dress, which clearly fits her, is somehow also too big.

        • StellaZafella

           Like a Ronald Searle cartoon? I’m thinking ‘The Belles of St. Trinian’s”

        • Snailstsichr

           I think it is because they take the pattern and turn it on an angle for accent pieces. It plays tricks with your eyes. If you stare at it long enough, you should be able to look at a white wall and have a vision.

        • tereliz

          For me it’s the bag that’s throwing off the proportions. It’s just too tiny and the diagonals it creates—the strap and the pattern—aren’t flattering to a dress with as much volume and interest up top as this one has. 

        • formerlyAnon

           I get the same feel, but I thought the “too big” (it reminds me of putting a paper doll dress on the wrong doll figure) impression was intentionally created by the slightly over-large “bell” of the skirt.

          And to go with what (I presumed) is the intentionally slightly doll-like (or maybe i mean “mannered”) look, my eye expects a more polished head.

    • cleverlady

      It does not fit her well above the waist.  Sleeves a bit too wide, collar a bit too much…. 

  • charlotte

    I want it to be In, but then again I’m pretty sure I had a doll with the exact same dress. It’s as if she wanted to be a French doll named Gretel. Out.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I’m thinking Gretel from “The Sound of Music”.  She was the youngest one, right?

      • charlotte

         I think so, but she reminds me of the Gretel from the fairytale.

  • Call me Bee

    Really all she’d need to do to make this not a costume is remove her beret. Then this would be a BIG IN. As it is, it’s a baby IN.

  • call_me_schmeg

    diane gives me life. IN.

  • DaringMiss

    Out.  The collar and the boots push an interesting dress into caricature!

  • IN – I love that she always wears berets in France.

  • rumcg66

    OUT. The beret is enough to ruin it for me. Way too costumey

  • Watts

    If something’s an “in”, but just barely, is that a “Just the tip” look?

    This is justthetip because she should lose the beret and probably have a different hairstyle.

  • antheapena

    I’m in. She can wear it

  • formerlyAnon

    Darn few people could wear this and there are darn few occasions at which it would work. The conjunction of the above should be noted with gratitude. (Though I wish her hair were not so straggly.)

  • Diego!

    IN! I love this look! 😀

  • Mazenderan

    Out – the beret was a step too far

  • belfebe

    IN!  I love this look head to toe!

  • absolutely IN! i’ve never wanted a whole outfit right off someone before (that’s a big lie, but i do want all of this one!).

  • TSkot

    Adorable: IN

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    In, although the braid sucks. I’d rather seen her hair loose.

  • Hetha Innis

    Adore it from head to toe!

  • AuntieAnonny

    If she were going anywhere else, I’d roll my eyes, but a Chanel fashion show in Paris? You go girlfriend.


  • Jessica Rowe

    IN. If I was around her in real life, this would be a trip-strip-and-run-away-fast moment.  

  • IN – gorgeous look.

  • carolynmo

    Love everything but the braid; that takes it to twee territory ( pardon the alliteration). She’s just incredible.

  • StellaZafella


    So this is what became of little Madeline… >:-)

  • lrhg

    In. I would ditch the beret though, it makes it too costumey for me. 

  • OUT.  Even the Kruger can’t pull this off.  Carrie Bradshaw, indeed.

  • Paola Quintero

    OH MY MEGA LORD I’M WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!!!! Because…this is my personal vibe: a bit of frenchy, sweet, a dash of edge (the BOOTS- OH MON DIEU!), a yes some costume element just for fun and joie de vivre!!! LOVE, A+++
    XOXO, French Girl Trapped Inside a Hispanic Girl

  • Janet B


    Although, I’d like to see Hailee and Diane switch outfits for fun.

  • alyce1213

    OUT, it’s over the top. The elements are fine, it’s just too much. Maybe I’d like it better if she went half-assed (and by that I mean more subtle) instead of wholehearted.  It’s really too much. SHe doesn’t look like a grown-up.

  • SassieCassy

    this is what hailey steinfeld should have been wearing.

    • alyce1213

      That. Or maybe Diane and Chloe Moretz (yesterday) should have switched outfits.

  • MilaXX

    IN – I like the look and considering how cold it is, I appreciate the tights. Someone should tell Zooey D. This is howto look fashionable in opaques.

  • OUT. Girl, that’s Hailee Steinfeld’s dress. Give it back!

  • kimmeister

    I honestly can’t tell – are those boots way the heck up to her hoo-hah, or does she have leggings on underneath knee-high boots?

    Either way, I just can’t bring myself to like this look.  OUT.

  • Alyssa Stanfield

    Totally love this look. This is how I look in my dreams whilst walking around Paris. I need myself a pair of those boots! A definite IN from me!

  • Whimsique

    OUT! Either the collar or the beret, but not both. 

  • random_poster

    In.  It’s twee, but I can honestly say that if she walked by me it’d turn my head in an appreciative way.  

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    IN – I wanted to be an actress when I was a little girl so I could spend my life playing dress up – Diane here is living the dream. But where’s Pacy?

  • ringthing

    She looks very cute but I can’t sign off on this one and vote OUT for turning herself into a French doll.

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    IN. DUH.

  • IN.

    She looks cute.

  • SewingSiren

    Aww. So cute. She and Kerry Washington (from yesterday) look like they are going to the same event.

  • procrastinatrice

    Hell no. Not just the hair and the beret–that dress doesn’t work on her either. It is grossly below her age. The boots aren’t enough to bring the outfit to adulthood. She looks like a doll, and not in a good way. OUT.

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    Okay, as a milliner I feel I need to step in here and speak up for these hat-wearing ladies!  We’re a bit un-used to seeing outfits with hats  – in the US – these days, so it tends to read as a bit costumey.  I think it’s interesting that some women feel more comfortable sporting a hat when they’re in Europe, and especially in the UK, where it’s even more culturally integrated.  
    I say IN and keep up the good work! ( you too Hailee! )

    • SewingSiren

      And your hats are beautiful!

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Why thank you! (blush)  I’ve been so pleased to see hats making a little bit of a comeback of late – yet another reason to love Cathy Cambridge!  I’m working, slowly working unfortunately, on a web-site.  I sometimes fantasize about having a shop again, but then I realize….. I would have a shop again!

    • alyce1213

      I love hats!  My problem with this one is that it’s cliché IN CONTEXT WITH the collar, the print, the silhouette — it’s all too much together.  That’s what’s costumey to me, not the hat in and of itself. But I know what you mean about U.S. women wearing hats in general, unless it’s some kind of a cap purely for warmth.  We lack courage in that area. Good luck with your website, and keep on making hats.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        I agree with you about the collar – too school girl.  I think just taking off the collar would have made this look more sleek.  But I still needed to give props for the beret!  I’m hoping American women can move past the fedora and think about adding berets and trilbys and cloches to their wardrobes, but I’m not holding my breath.  And summer straws and fabric sun hats instead of baseball caps – my pet peeve.  Luckily there will always be a core of hat-loving women to keep the trade going.  Thanks for the good thoughts!

  • DinahR

    IN.   This is chic and adorable.

  • lamamu

    IN! Love that sexy alpine, fraulein look!

  • BobStPaul

    In.  It looks better on her than on the runway.

  • Annabelle Archer

    IN – the dominatrix boots + the school girl dress = fun!

  • mjude


  • BrooklynBomber

    She does look like a doll — that was exactly my thought — but it’s the waist up that bothers me more than the bell skirt. OUT

  • altalinda

    Out.  It makes her look like a little girl, instead of the woman she is.  Also, messy braid.

  • In, because she, and perhaps only she, can pull it off.

  • VioletFem

    IN. I could do without the hat but the overall look is chic works really well on her.

  • Joyce VG

    I am so IN. The beret is ridiculous but she’s in Paris so…

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I find it interesting that you (mildly) harumpf Hailee Steinfeld for dressing too maturely, but don’t call out Diane for her French schoolgirl look.  She is 36 and the braid, collar, and full skirt skew way too young for her….so OUT!

  • EEKstl

    OUT.  From the waist down, it’s working, and agree the boots are perfect.  But from the waist up the proportions are so odd it looks like she’s a little girl wearing her bigger sister’s school uniform.  The braid and beret aren’t helping.

  • Dot

    I think the beret takes it to costume territory. I don’t hate the rest of it, but I don’t necessarily love it either. I honestly just want to rip that beret off.

  • almondemy

    In and WERQ, my good gentlemen. You cannot argue with perfection, even staged perfection.

  • MsBusy

    Silly in the extreme. And not in a good way.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    She always looks both fabulous and like she could kill you with her bare hands.   And if she did so, you would be the envy of the world for being chosen to be sacrificed to her.

  • m0r0

    Love it!

  • Sara__B

    Costumey, but still IN. The designers make it, and show it, and SOMEONE has to wear it. I love to see how she brings her own style to these runway looks.  (Keeping the makeup simple was smart. Hailee, take note!)

  • YourLibrarian

    Anyone else would look silly, but Diane – wicked IN.

  • IN!

  • CeeQ

    I gotta say I love it – even if she does look a bit silly! It just ALL works! The boots, agree, are fabulous. But if she would have ditched the beret? It’d just be a sad little outfit, boots or no. 
    She’s a movie star and this is an outfit that only a movie star would wear =)  IN.

  • MzzPants


  • Pennymac

    In! Though I want to pull at the skirt to adjust the way the top fits across her upper waistline.

  • Judy_S

    IN. Love the whole look, much more than the runway version.

  • appliquer

    In – she looks wonderful.

  • Nancy Dunn

    Out. She looks like a 12 year old French schoolgirl. How old is this woman anyway?? I am all for having fun with fashion, but dressing so young seems silly.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Love it. She couldn’t be more IN for me.

  • phrenk

    OUT.  Somehow it sets my teeth on edge.

  • jw_ny


    I’m all for someone having fun with fashion, but this is way to cliche French as well awfully twee.  The collar, braid and beret send it way over the edge.

    I’m disturbed by how the fullness of the skirt accentuates how thin her legs are…awkward.  

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    in…But if the braid weren’t so sloppy I’d give her an IN. I love a “costume-y” look now and then and this seems to be the place for it.

  • greymain

    love it…costume-y or not! looks better on Diane than the model.

  • Mmm, it’s an IN, but I would like to this ensemble on someone younger, like a Fanning sister. THAT would be truly playful.

  • Jessi03

    I think she looks pretty fab.  In!

  • Susan Collier


  • another_laura

    IN> I love it.  I think it’s that I love the fabric and the construction.

    Those shoes with the Chanel collection just have to go walk into a corner and stay hidden for the duration.  Man, those are some ugly shoes.

  • Very in and I’m not a drag queen, but I want those boots. Just shut up that’s why.

  • Judy_J

    I’d like it better with different footwear.  Something about those boots just doesn’t look right to me.  But I still give it an IN.

  • Hell Yes, I Would!

    In. Wish I could afford it.

  • clevRcat

    In!  (except for the sad little braid).  I love a good costume!  If I was that young/thin/gorgeous, that is exactly how I would dress.

  • IN FOREVER. I love this so much. 

  • notterriblybitter

    I love Diane Kruger unapologetically and will forgive her the dress, which is very Chanel and I don’t mean that in a good way. 

    Can we talk about the shoes on the model? The look like they’re made of high density foam and should be on sale in Target for $29, and should be worn by a 12 year old who has not yet learned how to walk in high heels but wants to wear high heels.

  • IN!  Love the styling!  It’s the magic of black and white!!!

  • j_anson

    Ugh, no. OUT.

  • Kate4queen

    sorry OUT wearing a beret in Paris, so…not.

  • melanie0866

    Out.  We are not a French schoolgirl from 1930.

  • Kristy Evans

    IN. I love it. The beret is indeed a bit on the nose, but it suits her and the outfit. I just wish she hadn’t slung her purse across her body like that. It’s weird.

    • tereliz

      Yes, the purse was bugging me, too. But I love everything else, mostly because she’s selling it!

  • I vote OUT. I think this is a case of Not Your Dress.

  • RebeccaKW

    In.  I think it works for her.  I think if we saw this on just about anybody else, it would be out.

  • IN….but another vote to lose the braid.  Have to say….man, those are some skinny legs!

  • Totes IN for me!

  • B_C_J

    It’s a very arresting look. What really saves it are those incredible boots. They make the outfit roar. The peter pan collar is a bit too precious for me and the purse strung across the body is not my favorite but given that the overall effect is hot, this is an IN.

  • Monabel

    The complications of the bodice prevent the dress from succeeding. A near miss.

    • l_c_ann

      Also an out because it fits the model so much better.  On her, the boobs to waste part of the dress is folded where it’s not supposed to be and that’s almost a crime because it’s so close to near great. 

      If she were flatter chested and a bit longer wasted…..

  • Jecca2244

    Love the Brian Atwood boots!

  • Totally In.

  • IN. She looks super chic even if it’s a little bit on the nose for Paris Fashion week. 

  • Lauren Quintero

    IN!  She looks amazing.

  • joything

    What an adorable look.  And, if I were going to stand around for photographers WITHOUT A COAT while everyone around me is bundled up for Arctic temps, I’d wear a goddam  hat, too.

  • I am totally with you.  What an eye-catching, perfectly styled look.  IN, unreservedly.

  • I wish she’d accessorized with the necklace the model is wearing instead of the cross-body bag.  It cuts the line of the dress and is just distracting.

  • tereliz

    IN! I just wish she’d tossed the crossbody because I think it detracts from the detailing of the bodice. It also seems a little too small with a dress of this much proportion and volume. And the pattern/texture is competing a little too much with the pattern of the dress. A top handled ladybag or a medium sized Celine tote would have been perfect with this, IMO. 

  • OMG. IN! 

    nothing says better ‘paris couture fashion week’ like ‘french schoolgirl chic’!!!

  • shnaggi

    Pippi Wrong-stocking

  • stagmania


  • kschwarting

    I really don’t like that collar, but THAT FACE!  Gorgeous.  She has Ph.D.-level clothing-wearing skills that I will aspire to for the rest of my life.

  • decormaven

    In, but she’d better be glad she chose those fab boots. Otherwise, she & the beret could be on their way. Hate to say that, because I’m usually a fan of her looks.

  • Kathy_Marlow


  • Lilak

    As much as I recoiled from that hideous Chanel sweater on Hailee Steinfeld, I’m glad she stayed away from this sort of outfit … and that Kruger moved into it.  Good move for both.  

  • Out, it’s a bit much, and she annoys the shit out of me. 

  • Terrible. I have the theme from Madeline in my head from looking at this. The dress is interesting but between the cross-body bag, the beret, and the tiny blonde braid, there was no amount of edge that the boots could supply to save it.


  • In! Where else could she wear this but to the Chanel show?!

  • Oh god, the beret.  I can’t with the beret.  It’s too much.  I love the look from the side but the front with the beret, nope.  Out.

  • lilibetp

    Yeah, it’s a Lotta Look.  A bit costumey on Diane.  On anyone else, it would probably be very costumey.

  • crash1212

    IN. I love it tip to toe. Braid was inspired.

  • In

  • f_yeah_marie

    In!  She has the PhD to pull this off.

  • kelsita421

    SO with you! Insanely IN!

  • Brittany Bathie

    So very IN!

  • It’s a lot of look, but she’s wearing it, not the other way around. She knows what she’s doing. IN!

  • Out. The only thing she forgot was the baguette.

    • alyce1213

      Good one.

  • ojosazules


  • Don

    In. Although I, too, cannot figure out if those are knee-high boots with leggings, or hoo-ha-high boots. Hoping for the latter…

  • demidaemon

    IN. Cute and witty. LOVE!

  • Ahhhh, I’m going to have to go OUT. I love the outfit and I would wear it myself in a heartbeat, but I’m a 5 feet tall and twenty years old. On Diane Kruger it looks a little…juvenile.

  • AthenaJ

    I rolled my eyes at the beret… however the boots and bag are awesome. Too bad they can’t completely save this look.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Given the context I’ll say IN.
    I’m also once again confused by footwear today. Do those boots stop at the zipper on her calf (and she wearing tights that almost exactly match the boot material) or do they go all the way up her leg, like boot pants?  Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question!

  • tired_mommy

    Out. The hat is just too much for me.

  • This is opposite of Bey looking sexy for Mr. President: This is the best outfit for a Chanel fashion show in Paris. Anywhere else would be strange, but girl knows her venue.

  • marilyn

    Barely IN.  I don’t like the black leggings/boots.  They don’t belong with a dress like that.  She is at a fashion show in Paris, so a little strange is okay.

  • Buffy

    Unreservedly undoubtedly IN

  • What’s going on with the bunching at her knees?  Not attractive.

  • IN

  • zelavie

    IN.  Perfection.

  • Trisha26

    Out. If she was 16 or 26 I would say okay. It’s cute but with her being 36 I’m getting “little girl creepy.”

  • nannypoo

    Silly. She’s too old for it.

  • IN SO MUCH IN. I adore this. ADORE IT.

  • Flawless! BIG IN!

  • Jarethee

    Aw, I love it all. In! 

  • Out, but would look great on my 14 year old.

  • In

  • in; i love it.

  • kolokOlchik

    Absolutely IN!  J’adore!

  • i think it looks costumey BUT i’ll give it an in, only b/c 1) it’s her, and 2) it’s a paris fashion show. any other grown woman, or anywhere else, and that’d be an out.

  • Louise Bryan

    IN, just totally IN.  

  • I love the look, too… on Madeline. Or perhaps France Gall. OUT.

  • elzatelzabelz

    OUT- but, kick ass boots.

  • conniemd

    In. Cute, chic. Love the boots. And weather appropriate.

  • msftmargarita

    In. This is perfect for a Paris fashion show. 

  • libraangel

    Out. Let’s see, Is Diane eight or ten years old?

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I know it’s Chanel, and I understand that she’s at Fashion Week so it’s appropriate for the venue, but it still reads a bit too much of a costume for my taste. Then again,I’m here in suburbia,and La Kruger is in Paris….

  • margaret meyers

    I love her casual hair and beret, and those boot/leggings are so hot.  But the dress is unworthy — too loud and too “interesting.”   The skirt part works, but the fussy bodice and badly-proportioned collar are all wrong. Think of it as a skirt with a black knit poor-boy sweater on top.

  • Nonnah

    Only Diane!  IN!

  • quiltrx

    OUT.  Twee as fuck…the above-the-shoulders styling tips it over.  Different styling and I bet I’d like the dress.

  • IN! Unreservedly IN!

  • PeaceBang

    Out. The top is so stiff and the bust bothers me a lot. I love the volume, I love the print, I love the idea but the vertical break created by the bust treatment PLUS the big wide cuffs of the sleeves is exhausting for the eye to follow right after that enormous blinding white collar. By the time I could tear my eyes away from that mess long enough to notice how adorable she looks otherwise, I needed a nap. 

  • guest2visits

    I know this is supposed to be arty and chic.. but it looks smug and annoying on Diane.
    Pretty elements; the hat, the braid, the boots, bag, etc.  Separately.   Together it’s some kind of French-twee.

  • Imasewsure

    Love the dress with the tights/boots and without. Love the beret on her but not with this outfit. Still a big IN to me

  • stoprobbers

    It’s the hat. Without the hat this whole outfit would look like a sly wink and I’d be all over it. 

  • butterflysunita

    OUT.  The braid pushes it over the edge to costume.  I love the boots, but they aren’t enough to save the look.  

  • IN. Cher Horowitz goes to Paris.

  • Northern_Light_27

    Gothic Lolita with fewer flounces. Out.

  • elemspbee

    OUT. I like this outfit but the structure and proportion of this dress is lost on Diane K. It looks a bit twee on her too.

  • GTrain

    IN. I think it’s fun.

  • MissAmynae

    In! kruger-licious.

  • IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   🙂

  • RzYoung

    IN she looks totes adorbs darling 😉

  • In. She looks like a doll, but it’s a doll I’d want to have.


    LOVE it all, she looks great!  I do like the big chunky necklace the model has on and think DK could have pulled off something around her neck on that big collar.

  • Its waaaayy too young a look for her. This is perfect for a wealthy 17/8 year old

  • Jessica O’Connell

    IN. I think she looks great!!

  • Out. The beret ruins what could have been a perfect look. 

  • kategs

    so very IN!

  • Does anyone else see “member of the French Resistance” in a world war II movie? I think the perfect accessory for that dress, hair, and beret is a bicycle with a basket and furtive glances around to make sure the German soldiers don’t catch her.

  • harleydear

    In. Agreed on the beret and braid, but why quibble on such small points when the overall effect has a fabulous in it with three snaps?

  • So costumey. So porcelain ornament. Out.

  • Out. The beret was a bridge too far.

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  • Candigirl1968

    It’s completely costume-y, but she seems to do this at the shows.  And if I recall, we saw the jaunty beret last year.
    In, because it’s so her.  Almost no one else could get away with this.

  • ccm800

    Out – there is something almost “blackface” about this it’s so American idea of Paris costume. And the hair is a wreck.  

    • Anniebet

      I simply do not get the blackface reference, which here in America is used to denote something offensively racist. And, Diane Kruger is German and has shown little evidence of an American influence in her fashion choices, IMO.

      IN for me.

      • ccm800

        I don’t think blackface performers were necessarily trying to be racist by all accounts some of the more famous meant it as homage – yet still it was a caricature and offense to those it depicted.  Clearly the stakes are not so high trivializing the French down to a cartoon depiction – little beret and such- but still kind of disrespectful and not intentionally so. Just kind of thoughtless and dumb. 

  • barbarienne

    I’m having the exact opposite reaction as you: I hate every part of this outfit (except the boots). Hate the hat. Hate the hair. HATEHATEHATE that color, that boob-flap, and that eyeball-destroying pattern. No matter my size or shape, I would never in a zillion years wear this.

    But I can’t deny that Diane Kruger is rocking the hell out of it. Absolutely IN.

  • It’s costumey, but fine I guess.  However…I know a lot of people love those boots, (and I would too, if they weren’t so high up), but I will never think of anything but street walkers in the winter when I see anyone wearing thigh high boots.