Cover Girl: Diane Kruger for Vogue Germany

Posted on June 10, 2014

This looks like a classic Vogue cover to us. Chic and fun.


Diane-Kruger-Vogue-Germany-July-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1Diane Kruger covers the July 2014 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Camilla Åkrans and styled by Nicola Knels.

Modern Vogue tends to wander far away from that style for its covers, but it’d be nice to see something like this more often. There’s a magazine rack at a store two doors down from us and every time we pass it, we’re struck by how similar all the covers look. They’re practically indistinguishable from each other, regardless of the type of magazine it is, from housewifery to fashion to fitness. It’s depressingly unimaginative.

Not that this is wildly creative or anything, but we’ve no doubt it’ll stand out on a rack, next to all the sucked-in cheeks and soulful stares.

Diane-Kruger-Vogue-Germany-July-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-2Boss Fall 2014 Collection


And it’s a tribute to the notion of what good photography and styling can do for a dress. It’s a big ol’ nothing on the runway but it’s full of life and movement on the cover.



[Photo Credit: Camilla Åkrans for Vogue Magazine, IMAXTree]

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  • RussellH88

    I love it. More fun and less “I’m pissed off and hungry” glaring.

  • Bert Keeter

    What…for the cover they couldn’t get Kim n what’s his name?

    • random_poster


  • MannahattaMamma

    Reminds me of 1960s era covers & that’s a good thing. Am sick of CelebuHeads on covers, which b/c of the PhotoShopping really do all start to look the same. Sad.

  • Sobaika

    This is so fun, and I love the jumbled-up logo. Can’t imagine US vogue going this route, unfortunately.

    • TinyDynamo

      Anna Wintour would NEVAH!

    • CelandineM

      That reminds me, we haven’t seen a Vogue Korea editorial on the site in a while. I might be going through withdrawal …

  • Glam Dixie

    It’s better than the constant Blue Steel we usually get at least this is pretty and fresh looking.

  • Anna

    Fun! I enjoy this 2014 take on Twiggy.

  • kimmeister

    It took me a second to realize this is German Vogue, since I think there are more English words on the cover than German ones.

    • Grumpy Girl

      I know, I was so looking forward to seeing something catchy in my first language, but . . . no. It’s English and Germlish.

  • TinyDynamo

    Really fun and striking, and the colors are so appealing. Anna Wintour would never allow this much joy on the US version covers.

    • Thomas

      That’s why she’s known as the Ice Queen!

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    All I see is her “O” face. Maybe it’s because I live with early 20-somethings men.

  • FibonacciSequins

    A breath of fresh air on the newsstand.

  • Danielle

    This is adorable, and the logo lettering is fun. I’d subscribe to this magazine!

  • Imasewsure

    I also love that it’s Fun Diane too because I’ve grown very tired of her fashion looks lately… “Fun edgy” would be a welcome relief

    • Imma Mäder

      ‘fun edgy’ should totally be a thing for more people than just chloe sevigny

      • Imasewsure

        I think Chloe’s style is more “fun ledge-y”…. a.k.a. “I might jump”… but we love her for it!!

  • Crystal

    I adore this! So much fun!

  • Kate Andrews

    She looks super-cute and lively. Yay!

  • MilaXX

    It’s really cute and happy. Love it!

  • SewingSiren

    Is Deutlglish a thing?

    • AnguaVonUberwald

      It’s called “Denglish” actually. And yes, definitely!

      • SewingSiren

        That doesn’t seem “Deutsch” enough.

      • Grumpy Girl

        Ah. my family and mom’s friends always joke about Germlish. But they are all far removed from current German culture–people who sailed/flew over after the wars…

  • Cyd Butler

    I love her look here and those brows…fantastic! I also totally agree about the styling and photography, I never would have thought that was the same dress.

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  • thecitysleeps

    I adore this! So very full of life, and she looks gorgeous. Love the shade of the dress, on the cover.

  • Fiorella Taboada

    Is this the dress she wore to the met gala?

  • Mothra

    Jazz Hands!

  • Kent Roby

    This dress should be sold with its own wind machine.

  • JynxTheCat

    Aw Blonde Natalie Portman is being all fun and shit. ABSO right about the mag covers. It is downright depressing the lack of design in DESIGN these days.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Chic and fun – thank God Diane brought it because the model… whoa, the opposite of fun. Yikes.

  • Qitkat

    I know runway styling can be “creative” but I can’t believe that the model was put in those most ugly black loafers for such a floaty dress. The cover is really cute, takes the whole look from drab to fab.

  • ktr33

    I thought it was Sienna Miller at first glance.

  • t bell

    At first glance I thought of Twiggy; clearly showing my age.

    • alyce1213

      I was just about to say the same.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I love this cover! It has life and the dress reminds me of the final dance in Dirty Dancing.

  • alyce1213

    I totally love this cover.
    “She’s a model!”

  • Fraggle

    Wjile I really like this cover – I do not understand why this woman is on it. Really don’t know why she’s famous.

    • Janice Bartels

      She is also German and she was a model before becoming an actress, plus The Bridge is pretty good. But really, this is the most interresting cover I’ve seen in a long time, and that should be a good enough reason.

      • Fraggle

        As I said – I really dig this cover. It’s fun and far more interesting than the other stuff you see nowadays (Am I old?) I do know about Inglorious Basterds but wasn’t impressed by her at all. I don’t know the The Bridge, so maybe I missed something. So IB is the only thing I know and… yeah, she’s quite often papped and featured by TLo – and I just don’t understand her appeal. I’m really puzzled because I just… think she’s so boring usually. Yeah, she’s one of those “stars” I don’t get.

        • Janice Bartels

          The Bridge is on FX. It is about a border town, and she is law enforcement on the American side sort of trying to work with law enforcement on the Mexican side. She has a lot more to work with in it than she did in the National Treasure movies ;-). I get what you’re saying, though, about people who seem to get more media attention then their body of work seems to warrant, but she seems like a good fit for German Vogue.

    • Gloriana Reginata

      She was great in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ as the German movie star who is working for the Allies. I haven’t seen her in such a striking role elsewhere, but I cut her some slack just for that performance.

  • BLauD

    While on a recent airport tour, I was searching the shelves for a magazine. I could not find the particular one I was looking for at first. Spent 10 minutes just staring and staring at all the covers because they honestly just blended into one another. Yawn. I remember being mesmerized by magazines as a kid while in checkout lines and bookstores with my mom.

  • stubbornthoughts

    I love this. And you guys are absolutely right. All covers look the same these days, it’s so depressing. My wait at the grocery store checkout is incredibly uneventful.

  • Tee

    That’s a great cover. I hope Kim Kardashian’s Vogue cover is hiding in shame.

  • Accademia di Moda

    LOVE the baby pink hue of this dress! Diane looks stunning and we love how the flash of iridescense combined with the flowy bottom really compliments her look!

  • JP

    Can anyone tell me why runway fashions these days are pairing formal-looking dresses with sneakers and Oxfords and the like?