Diane Kruger in Parabl Gurung at the InStyle 20th Anniversary Party

Posted on September 11, 2014

Diane-Kruger-Praba-Gurung-Red-Carpet-InStyle-20th-Anniversary-Party-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (1)Diane-Kruger-Praba-Gurung-Red-Carpet-InStyle-20th-Anniversary-Party-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (2)Diane Kruger attends the Instyle Hosts 20th Anniversary Party in New York City in a Prabal Gurung look from the Spring 2015 collection paired with a Charlotte Olympia ‘Pandora’ clutch.






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  • luludexter

    ugh that is a hot mess.

  • And now for something completely different!

  • PlethoraofBooks

    This evokes a “Go home, you’re drunk” from me.

    • FuhUgh

      Off duty yoga teacher

      • Wendi126

        I’m imagining Yoga Jones wearing this her first night upon release

  • MoHub

    The hair and makeup are so scary, I barely got to the clothes.

  • Glam Dixie

    There is literally not one single thing going on here that I like. Not one.

    • Raspberry2012

      Don’t you almost love when it’s straight across the board like that? Not like, “I hate the dress, but love the shoes. I hate the hair, but love the makeup.” Nope, it’s just a full on, no holds barred NOPE!

      • demidaemon

        Yes, because then the true creativity of critique in the BKs comes out. 🙂

    • stellavision

      That’s not true! I love the shoes!

      The rest of it is Fug Madness-worthy.

  • Ediths_Head

    Yoga hair cannot distract from that ugliness. Sorry.

  • imperfectlaura

    The green Garnier dot actually looks like an earring in some of these pictures. And with how ridiculous this outfit is, it actually makes sense that it would be.

  • pppppp

    I never agree with anyone on this site. This is perfect.

    • Glam Dixie

      I frequently find myself sitting alone in the corner, all viewpoints welcome.

    • random_poster

      I actually like this myself. Sometimes ugly-pretty works, and Diane pulled this one off.

    • Sofia

      i really like it, also. sure, all the elements could be picked apart (i think TLO said just the other day that the racer front works for no one) but it’s unique and it suits her. also, her makeup is killer.

      • pppppp

        I usually don’t like racer front, but I like it enough here. The makeup is A+!

    • MilaXX

      Perfect for what?

      • barbarienne

        Demonstrating that if an outfit looks fug on a professional model, mere ladystars ought not to try?

      • pppppp

        Perfect for the red carpet. Perfect on her. I think it was pretty clear what I meant, and there’s no reason to get rude.

        • MilaXX

          It was a joke.

        • Denise Alden

          You’re not from around here, are you?

          • pppppp

            I’ve been reading this site for a long time, back when it was Project Rungay. I just have different style taste than most of the people here – I think maybe because I’m younger than a lot of the other commenters?

          • sugarkane105

            Oh, the shade lol. I think it’s pretty open here – the differing opinions are what makes it (and fashion) fun! I think Diane up there needed to edit this outfit a lot, but I still think it’s fun.

      • Kent Roby

        Perfect for a backup dancer in Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” video, or on SJP in the movie of the same name!
        ETA: I do like the outfit itself, just not on DK. But at least it ain’t boring!

    • hopela

      omg totes, I actually whispered “omg I really love it though” to myself before scrolling down to the comments. I recognize that it’s “ugly” but she is beautiful, it’s interesting, and I love the palette.

      • pppppp

        Yeah, exactly! It’s super interesting, and the colors are so on point for me. I also love her hair and makeup.

      • MissAmynae

        I don’t thing its ugly at all- unconventional, yes, not a typical pretty-pretty-princess dress, absolutely. Kruger has a similar thing going as Solange Knowles, Blanchett and SWINTON. Many thing that simply would never work on anyone else, somehow work on her.

    • SugarSnap108

      Actually, the only thing I don’t like is her hair. The dress is really fun and different, and her face looks pretty.

      I usually dislike racer-fronts, too, but somehow I don’t mind this one.

  • Jml

    This screams Unconventional Challenge.

    • Raspberry2012

      Yup, I said the same thing in my post!

    • GSMSF

      Toddlers come in and chaotically draw on white craft paper with crayons, magic markers, glitter glue, 20 minutes to turn it into a runway dress, with an ugly purple belt off the wall to make it all stay up. Hopefully.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Shittery. All of it.

  • Laura Livingston

    Did they piece together three different shoes as well as three different dresses? Odd.

  • J.W.

    This needs to be seen on a much younger woman. Her hair looks like she just left the sauna.

  • Emily Giovanni

    This must be on the whiteboard because TLo were too horrified to come up with words.

  • Raspberry2012

    Okay, look, here it is in a nutshell – I’m having a “good face day”, so I’m feeling generous… it reminds me of Starr’s “unconventional challenge” dress from S1, episode 1. How is that generous, you ask? Well, come on, who the hell doesn’t love and miss Season 1, am I right?

    • demidaemon

      It is generous, because Starr was a lost lamb, and who didn’t just feel an AWWW for her, even if she had no idea what she was doing.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Can somebody explain what the hell I’m looking at here? I cannot make sense of these pictures.

    • Raspberry2012

      I think it’s wrapping paper and melted easter basket grass, but I could be wrong.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Melted Easter basket grass is a good guess. As good as anything I can think of. Hopefully she got to eat the bunny, at least.

        Maybe she ate all the jelly beans, and wiped her hands on the skirt. She fell asleep after the sugar coma, and didn’t have time to fix her hair afterward.

        I…I got nothing.

      • Anna

        Or old Jem & The Holograms doll outfits that were run through a shredder, dumped in a landfill and sewn back together to make this.

    • barbarienne

      She hired a five-year-old girl as her stylist.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Dianne: “Ohh….wooww, look at that. Did…did you pick out this outfit all by yourself, dear?”

        Imaginary Niece: “Yes, and now you have to wear it, Aunt DeeDee.”

        D: “Oh boy….lucky me! What…um…how did….why did you pick these…very special clothes out for me?”

        IN: “Because they’re purple. And pink. Put them on.”

        D: “Oohhh, you know, Aunt DeeDee’s stylist sent me an outfit to wear to get my picture taken, and…”


        D: “Ok ok ok, calm down! I’m putting them on, calm down, honey.”

        IN: “Good, now I get to do your hair, too.”

        • demidaemon

          I so wish this were true.

  • @Biting Panda

    Oh honey, I hope were as fucked up as you appear to be in these photos.

  • numenah

    This never happened.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Top to toe fug.

  • Anna

    What a load of tripe this outfit is.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Actual tripe would probably look better.

      • demidaemon

        Debatable, but I understand the sentiment.

  • I did an audible inward gasp. No, a thousand times no. The only positive I’ve got is the colors are great for her.

  • Zeee

    I just don’t know what to do with this. My brain has stalled.

    • Kathy

      You’ve been traumatized just looking at it.

      • Zeee

        I’m just so confused. The colors are kinda…ummm… The textures are kinda…ummm…. But its just…ummm…ugly??

  • BrianaJC

    everything above the ankle straps is disgusting. I guess the shape of the skirt is nice, and the pattern on the top is interesting, but that’s as complimentary as I can be. just ditch everything except the shoes (AMAZING!) and get yer hair did.

  • WendyD

    Lacks Pacey.

    • Let’s be honest – that’s really the major problem here. Everything else could be forgotton with just that one addition. I might even give her a pass on the yoga hair. Of course, I wouldn’t be looking at her at all, so there’s that.

  • imspinningaround

    Oy gevalt.

  • MaggieMae

    Miss K loves those cropped tops, doesn’t she? Her eyebrows look nice. Next!

  • Diane Krueger is Pia Zadora in “Voyage of the Rock Aliens”.

  • papillon

    There is absolutely nothing good about this, wow. That dress should not even exist.

  • hughman

    This is about as close as you can get to recreating the movie “Alien” on the RC.

  • MilaXX

    DAYUM! That is so ugly I think it hurt my feelings.

    • Denise Alden

      Points for Moms Mabley reference! 🙂

      • MilaXX

        I Love that you knew that!

  • decormaven

    Rare misstep. Keep moving, keep moving…

  • Mothra

    Oh my goodness this is head to toe bad. Poor thing. Go home and change, sweetie.

  • hillmad

    I just literally said “What the f***?”

  • Fashion should be more kind to women!

  • Sissy

    Thought that Garnier logo was a giant solo earring. I will always like her for not having a stylist. I don’t hate it. Well, I might hate that belt..

  • What everyone else said, and: the backdrop makes it look like she’s wearing one enormous tacky earring. I actually thought it made sense, the first time I saw it, as right in line with the rest of the outfit.

  • GillianHolroyd

    The bodice is so unflattering. It’s cropped so that it sticks out in front which makes her look like she’s standing sway-backed, like a little kid with a fat tummy.

    Love the makeup, don’t mind the hair. Jiffy pop skirt.

  • Gatto Nero

    All bad, as others have said.
    The racer front should be illegal.

  • barbarienne

    My inner five-year-old girl is responding to the Shiny! Purple! of it all, but my grown-up self is laughing her ass off and hoping it looks better in real life than in pictures.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I actually don’t mind the dress. The colors are pretty on her, and it’s showing off her tiny waist. The styling is painful, though.

  • Sanglots longs

    I do not think so.

  • StrandedFashionista

    D Krugs has failed me.

  • Buckeye666

    I love the colors. But the racer front gives the illusion of underarm fat on women who don’t actually have any, it’s not a flattering style for anyone.

  • World of Sass

    She is slowly eclipsing Naomi Watts in the “I just got shagged–deal with it” category.

  • oat327

    Someone’s halloween costume of Cher Horowitz.

  • conniemd

    I don’t mind the racer front so much as I dislike the cropped top that bells out at the bottom. They all look like caps put on backwards.

  • I’mACoolMom

    Looks like she got thrown off a rollercoaster…seat belt and all.

  • That’s what my hair looks like after every drive with my convertible’s top down. Who knew I was sporting red carpet-worthy hair?

  • B_C_J

    Ghastly!! The hair is a travesty as well .

  • Cynica

    It takes real effort to make a dress that hideous.

  • gingerella

    The skirt has pretty colors at least, but that HAIR. My mom would have called it “washerwoman hair.” (Mom was greatly inspired by the insults from the Mildred Pierce era. In fact, DK got off easy since she could have been called a “common frump.”)

  • boweryboy

    This is flat out ugly.

  • smayper

    She herself is so damn beautiful — NOT HARD to dress to enhance it, right??

  • WaterGhost

    I’ve actually seen this costume before. My friend made it out of her mother’s old disco clothes when we were playing “circus” in the backyard when we were nine.

  • ballerinawithagun

    There are individual bits and pieces that I like….Very Etsy. Some of the pieces that I look at on Etsy and they ARE selling and I keep trying to tell myself to just throw all of the stuff at the next piece, but alas, good taste rears its ugly head and I retreat.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    I didn’t think it was possible for Diane Kruger to look bad. Boy was I wrong. Mostly it’s the hair and the bodice on the dress which are giving me the NOs.

  • Her eyebrow game is strong. *damning with faint praise*

  • Imasewsure

    I can’t remember one thing I liked on her this year (maybe it goes back further but I’ve blocked it).

  • marlie

    Ooooh, Diane, No. Sweetie, that dress is FUGLY. There’s not one thing that I like about this dress.

  • somebody blonde

    She wears her hair like that a lot, and it always looks terrible. I almost like the dress, but the top doesn’t go with the bottom. If the top were just white, I’d like it.

  • BlairBear

    I think part of being a friend of a designer should be telling the designer that you love and support them but the dress is ugly and by you wearing it you are putting both of your reputations at risk

  • KT

    Not even she can pull this off. Great shoes, though. And her face looks lovely.

  • KinoEye

    Wow. These pictures belong in Urban Dictionary next to the entry for “hot mess.”

  • FibonacciSequins

    Space princess cosplay realness.

  • BrookeNR

    I think my eyes are burning.

  • bananafish

    I keep thinking that garnier logo behind her is an ugly earring. Even if it wasn’t there though, this is not good.

  • Joanna

    The hair is what puts it over the edge into fug territory for me.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    Love the colors. That’s it. Otherwise: NO. That hair looks like my gym hair after Orange Theory and I do not cosign those side flap things on her blouse.

  • LeelaST

    Horrible. She is so beautiful but picks the oddest looks & seems clueless in the hair department.

  • frannyprof

    Man, that is some terrible hair.

  • demidaemon

    AWK-WARD. Also, thirty second last minute hair. NO.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    too many sacrifices on the altar of fashion forward here.

  • rh33

    Homemade Winter Formal example at House of Fabrics.

  • Maggie Smith

    What the fuck happened to her hair?!?!

  • BLauDGaspode

    You know, the skirt isn’t too bad. That bodice, hair, neckline, shoes, however… Well, my six year old thinks she looks fabulous.

  • Anna

    It looks like someone skinned some group of animals from a Lisa Frank trapper-keeper then turned them into a dress.

  • what not

    Wow, this is like awful ’80s couture.

  • Clash D

    That utility belt is hideous. Is she climbing a mountain after this event?

  • GemFemme

    That’s just such an oddly shaped bodice. It’s making her boobs look like they’re slowly migrating towards her pits.

  • Man Dala

    Oh no, that hair is so unflattering. The shoes are horrendous. The whole look is a mess.

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  • quiltrx

    I almost never like what she wears, or her styling…and I’m usually the alone-standing cheese on that.
    So I’m a little bit weirdly happy that everyone else thinks this is fug too.

  • Trickytrisha

    Worst hair in show business, one of the best faces. Unfortunate. Don’t really get why she’s such a designer’s darling.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Girl, that is just hiddy top to bottom. Go home. Take a shower. Redo the hair and the makeup and find a different dress and different shoes. I’m begging you.

  • Angel O’Leary

    I normally think she looks beautiful, but her head looks like Martin Van Buren in these.

  • E. D.

    She’s doing what she can, but that dress is a DISASTER.

  • Candidate for Worst Dressed of the Year?

  • YeahYeahFashion


  • LibKat

    She must have thought “Maybe if I do my hair REALLY shitty it will take attention away from my Frankendress.”

  • deech_sea

    The hair is a disaster. The rest is weird, but I like it.