Diane Kruger in Nina Ricci

Posted on June 12, 2013

Diane Kruger attends the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California in a Nina Ricci dress paired with a Jason Wu clutch and Manolo Blahnik pumps.

Nina Ricci Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Catherine McNeil (OUI)

Jason Wu Spring 2013 Clutch



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, Getty, style.com]

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  • Caitlin O’Brien

    I’m thinking no.

    • Clueless_Jock

      It’s like Agent Provocateur with a skirt.

      • SugarSnap108

        Yes, that’s exactly it. A poorly made, oddly hemmed skirt just tacked on to tackiness.

  • zenobar

    Poor Diane is standing in a pool of blood, apparently.

    • Domo_Konnichiwa

      That John Deere lawnmower is just making the rounds, isn’t it?

      • zenobar

        “That’s life. One minute you’re on top of the world, the next minute some secretary’s running you over with a lawn mower.”

    • snarkmeister

      I was thinking that the carpet ate her feet, but pool of blood works too. 😉

  • Introspective

    the red carpet makes her red shoes disappear and gives her the weird appearance of truncated feet. the dress is underwhelming and the hem hits at a weird place- too short to be a gown worth its salt but too long for tea length. hair and makeup seem an afterthought and there’s nearly not enough jewelry to jazz up the look.

    diane we know you can do better.

    • j_anson

      It’s like the exact opposite of the nude shoe strategy.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Not a great look for her. And the shoes being the same color as the carpet makes it look like she’s hovering. And why does her hair look so dead and lifeless?

  • aeb1986

    girl that is SOOOO not your dress, your hair, or your lipstick

  • “Does this dress make my butt look big?” Yes, it does Diane. The disappesring shoes are unfortunate. And the boob lace just adds to the weirdness. No, this isn’t working.

    • Introspective

      as does the butt lace.

      and what’s clear is that her face in every pic suggests that she knows this all is a miss. (but she still left the house like this????)

  • That is a top to toe, No Effing Way.
    Hair? Ill considered.

    Dress? Wrong shape and length for her.
    Shoes? Meh.

    • zenobar

      The lace “sweetheart” at the top of the bodice is proportionately off, somehow. As though the arcs are too close together…? The overall effect is one of Mickey Mouse Drag.

      • It has an air of cartoonish exaggeration to it. Its a perfect frock for Jessica Rabbit.

        • aeb1986

          i read something that referred to it as a betty boop dress and now thats all i can see

        • Beardslee

          As I was looking at that bodice, I was thinking of you. Do tell – is it too big or something?

          • It does seem to fit correctly; though I will say the position of the nipped, corseted waist seems a bit high for her, proportionally. Add to it that there is way too much going on, design wise, and the complete effect is really off. Ms Kruger seems to look her absolute best when she keeps it sharply simple.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Couldn’t agree more on the dress’s length and shape being off…this is the worst i’ve seen her look though that’s still better than plenty of other peeps.

  • zenobar

    The model is sporting my patented “strip of old black T-shirt ponytail pullback for hot barre class” though. Nice to know I’m on the cutting edge of runway fashion.

  • majorbedhead

    The saloon girl called. She wants her dress back.

  • RedRaven617

    Is that a bow on her butt? Please don’t let it be a bow.

    • MoHub

      Worse. It looks like some kind of tulle pouffe. Or a nylon-net shower scrubber.

  • Miss WKS

    Her clamshell bra is trying to escape…..

  • Vanja

    The top looks like an upside down bra. Hate the lace, the two shades of black and the ugly ruffles. It’s a big ol’ mess.

  • jilly_d

    swing and a miss.

  • Melissa Bahr

    This could potentially be the most unflattering dress I have ever seen on her. I also love how it doesn’t look like she has any feet.

  • Virginia McMurdo

    She looks like one of the historical re-enactment actresses sauntering around in dusty Tombstone, Arizona.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Diane, I love you, but the only woman capable to rock (or, at the very least, come very very close to) this odd dress is Dita von Teese.

    • sarah jacobs

      I was just thinking that she stole Dita’s dress.

  • Patricia Gillett

    The dress is a mess and WTH is going on with the shoes!!!! Anyone could and should have warned her that those shoes plus the red carpet were a bad mix. Hell, her limo driver could have told her that! #StylistFail

  • This feels like a Dita Von Teese reject.

  • plinkiedoodle

    I love this dress, but I think I love it on Helena Bonham Carter. Not DK. And what’s with this over-slicked Teutonic hair, Dianne? Looks like uber spaniel hair…

  • l_c_ann

    Ah. the first actress to break the upside down under wired lace bra as outerwear barrier.

  • anyalama

    I don’t think I’ve ever laughed out loud at a Whiteboard post. There is a first for everything I guess.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Stage door Johnnies constantly suwwound me. They always hound me, with
    one wequest. Who can satisfy their lustful habits? I’m not a wabbit. I need some we… (Pause. Pause. Pause.) …Est.

    Oh, and get your fwigging feet off the stage.

    • akprincess72

      Glad I’m not the only one who saw the Teutonic Titwillow…

  • Annarosa

    oh god, a coffin.

    edit: Diane and Amy Adams chose the 2 most beautiful dresses of the collection. Too bad, the entire collection is awful and unflattering.

  • ErmengardeGreen

    Terrible hair, too-strong brow, absolutely baffling shoe choice. The Jessica Rabbitt silhouette is kind of fun on her, but I wish she’d left it long like the runway version. Weird, from such a capable fashionista. I will take that bracelet.

  • Kent Roby

    There is nothing fresh or new about this interpretation of underwear-as-outerwear; especially for a 2013 red-carpet appearance. She’s a gorgeous woman, though.

  • lehen

    her feet look insane in that first picture

  • quiltrx

    It’s just plain weird, isn’t it? Looks like bargain fabric and a nightmare design (a PR designer would get reamed for this). Beside the “overwire bra” and the butt fluff, there’s the white lining…which at this length looks like a stupid decision instead of a design element.

  • crash1212

    This is a big old miss for me. It’s not often, if ever, I say this…but that bodice needs to be pulled down about two inches. It looks like she has Mickey Mouse ears on her boobular area. Look how it fits on the model. It’s like they hiked everything up a bit and then shortened it. Mistakes, all. As for accessories…LOVE them and her head looks good.

  • MilaXX

    Those shoes+red carpet make her look like she is melting into the floor.

    • mjude

      THANK YOU! my eyes are a bit blurred today from the computer & i thought i was crazy for a moment 🙂 also do. not. like. the . dress.

      • MilaXX

        yep, too Miss Kitty at the salon looking

  • Donna Tabor

    How unfortunate. She looks great from the back, though.

  • Henry Maler

    Hands up: Who all looked at this and immediately yelled, “WHAT HAPPENED TO HER FEET?!”

    • conniemd

      I did, until I realized it was red shoes on red carpet.

      I’m not crazy about the dress, but I love the hair. She’s serving up some serious 40’s hollywood glam and has the looks for it.She could have played Grace Kelly (and she’s lot younger than Nicole Kidman).

    • Tess Danesi

      I stared at that first photo for at least 30 seconds trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with her feet before I realized her shoes were the same exact red as the red carpet. How unfortunate.

  • MzzPants

    The ‘missing foot’ thing creeps me out. And that’s not her best red lip color…something cooler, please.

  • christinewithanx

    That’s some serious fivehead there.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It’s like a French Maid outfit that had a latent attack of modesty.

  • SugarSnap108

    This is kind of like, if Jessica Rabbit wore a black dress. There’s just something so weird about the cut, the slit, the length, the everything.

  • jw_ny

    head to toe awful!

  • Anniebet

    Strangely disturbing image of her disappearing into the carpet feet first. The dress is a disaster, and has smudges on the skirt as well as being in the running for weird dress of the year. I wish her high forehead and wispy hair didn’t bother me so much.

    Love the clutch though.

  • LOL Took me a minute to realize she wasn’t standing tippy-toe in her bare feet.

  • This is unfortunate. Considering she gets paid to go to these things and look pretty, I’m frankly quite confused.

  • Mazenderan

    The bodice makes her torso look strangely long. Plus, all that black is overwhelming her colouring.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    It’s like she left her callback audition for the remake of “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and hit the red carpet in the test wardrobe. AWWWWFUL from h to t.

  • Cloveradams

    Nothing against Ms. Kruger, but for about the hundredth time I ask myself, Why is this woman on every red carpet rolled out in the Western hemisphere? She’s scarcely had a movie career outside of the Tarantino, and her fashion choices can be, mmm, errratic. . . . does being Pacey’s squeeze confer status in itself? For what it’s worth, the bodice of this dress immediately made me think of Belle Watling in GWTW.

    • nannypoo

      Now that you mention it, i don’t think I have ever seen her perform in anything. I believe walking on a carpet is the extent of her resume.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like this a lot.

  • E. D.

    Ass ruffles strike again. And I hate the shoes.

  • marlie

    So much awfulness going on here. She looks great from the neck up, but otherwise? The dress is hideous, and the shoes are all wrong – she looks like like she’s ankle deep IN the carpet. Just, NO.

  • Beverly Kozma

    Very early Barbie, 1960’s. Imagine a brunette bubble hairdo and some heavy, heavy eyeliner.

  • BP180

    Whoa. Rare misstep.

  • dumb dress. hate the hair.

  • Screams Lady Marmalade to me.

    Unfortunate choice of shoes to exactly match the carpet..

  • luluransom

    Formal Playboy bunny.

  • alyce1213

    Cheesy, ugly bustier dress. That is really awful.

  • dashransome

    Awkward. I could maybe see what she was going for, but the dress length and shoes do not work and the bustier is not flattering. I could see Dita Von Teese pulling a version of this off, but here it’s a no for me.

  • NOLA_gal


  • I spend too much time around burlesque dancers. I’ve spent the last ten minutes scrutinising this to find the breakaway seam in the bodice.

  • jmorino08

    The shoes/red carpet combo are producing quite an optical illusion in that first shot.

    And the length of that dress and froofy bodice manages to make her look frumpy. Diane Kruger is many things, but frumpy is not one of them.

    Bad dress!

  • Jaime

    Sweetheart necklines like that are best for women with much larger boobage than Diane. It just looks awkward on her.

  • kimiakay

    Somehow she looks half undressed even though she’s covered up. Weird. Not to mention it’s just plain ugly. The front of that corset top is one of the most unflattering ones I’ve ever seen. The way that flap comes up to, what, cover the nipples? Tacky. Her makeup is good. The hair is not right even for this ugly dress.

  • Saloon girl. I would have said Miss Kitty, but I’d be showing my age.

  • Sara__B

    Send the gown to Dita Von Teese. She’d know how to make it work.

  • VicD

    Something about this just seems off … her hair’s not right for this, the weird lace peek-a-boo bodice, the red shoes that don’t show on the carpet. And then she turned around! WTF! That tight skirt, high split and sad droopy lace look like the worst 1980’s Madonna-as-bridesmaid imaginable. All she needs is the crucifix necklace and the big stupid hairbow.

  • TLJezebel

    Shredded peplum. I hope never to have to put those two words together ever again.

  • bertkeeter

    A Ditta Von Tisse wanna be…w / o the “Tisse”?

  • Aaminah Khan

    Looks cheap and poorly-fitted. Gurl, you can do better than this.

  • Reality TV Casting

    minnie mouse boobs and with invisibility shoes

  • demidaemon

    That dress looks like a strange combination of Victorian harlot and random ass fabric masquerading as a skirt. Her face and hair are beautiful, though.

  • ankali

    Serious misstep between the misshapen-looking bustier of a bodice and the shoes that are hard to differentiate from the carpet. I love her style, but they can’t all be winners, I guess.

  • ItsDicey

    Ooof! Maybe it looked better in person?

  • bd73

    lady marmalade’s skirt is too long (and lumpy), and her cups are too high – they cover her whole decollete. and the shoes exactly the freaking carpet! looks like her feet and inside the rc. and the hair… voulez vous couchez avec moi, c’es soi? non. merci.

  • akprincess72

    The shoe/carpet matchy thingy creeped me out until I realized she wasn’t balancing on her ankles. Also, a no to the Teutonic Titwillow dress, it belongs on Lili Von Schtupp.

  • Julaine Haraden Morley

    No humanoid could look good in this experiment of a dress, which seems to ask the question, “What design can best obscure the shape of a fashionably proportioned woman?”

  • The back is more interesting than the front! The lace treatment is a terrible addition to an already terrible bustline with two very juvenile, discrete “spheres.” A subtler curvature would have been much nicer. The cheap fabric looks as though it would collect dust.

    The entire image would not have been entirely bad, but that ruffled peplum presents it as a sad parade float of middle-aged, dowdy Victorian hookers with skimpy little lace bustles (and pretentious hipsters who think they can make that vintage look work for them). It seems that once the globular bustline started heading in that direction, everything southward followed and tumbled downhill.

    This is not worthy of being compared to Lili von Shtupp’s appearance or her dynamic personality. Madeline Kahn would have made this work, I’m sure, but the way she carried herself with such godly poise and confidence in her respective costume cannot be compared to this “feh,” columnar, shoulder-shrugging existence. You can just quite imagine Kruger expelling a cloud of dust with each breath and movement in this very stale dress.

  • 1930’s Parisian Prostitute.

    And those shoes blend into the carpet. Just no.

  • FancyPhilly

    “Must hold my head up, super duper high, up, up.” The bodice is cut too high for her. I bet if she sat down she could rest her chin on the top of the bodice. And also, overall this look is just too much “can can girl” in old west saloon for me.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Playboy Bunny playing dress-up

  • JP

    No. Just, no.

  • Lizzy

    I’m pretty sure her boobs aren’t happy in this dress…

  • kolokOlchik

    I couldn’t figure out where her feet went in that first picture. And that dress is plain weird

  • Maribeth Mason

    “The Pobble who had no toes / Had once as many as we…”

  • PrunellaV

    She’s too damned short to wear this dress. This is what you get when actresses wear fashion designed for models.

  • ChloeElizabeth

    I got freaked out by her feet because all I was was her skin but no toes. Then I realized her shoes were red. Weird moment.