Pairs Division: Kruger and Jackson

Posted on July 03, 2012

Okay, generally we applaud it when people really put some thought into their outfits and try to put together a look appropriate for the event and the venue. But sometimes, there is such a thing as being a little too on-point. Those are the times where we say things like “If this was a scene in a movie, we’d laugh at the costume designer for being so pedestrian.” In other words, if you’re going to a Paris couture show…

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson attend the Chanel Fall 2012 couture show in Paris.

Chanel Resort 2013 Collection

…maybe you shouldn’t dress in a manner akin to wearing a t-shirt that screams “I’M GOING TO A PARIS COUTURE SHOW.”

SHE: Looks cute, we have to say. And we’re sorry to re-use a good line that we recently used, but this looks like something Carrie would have worn when she was swanning around Paris with Mikhail Baryshnikov and getting slapped. It’s just a little too referential, y’know? Like all it needs to complete the picture is a baguette. It’s not a bad look – in fact, it’s quite cute – but there’s a big part of us that looks at the whole picture and has to resist the urge to roll our eyes and say, “Come ON, honey.” Still, we can’t take too many points off just because she looks like a couture tourist. A coutourist, if you will. Score: 7/10.

HE: Has slimmed down, right? We don’t ever remember him looking so svelte. At first glance, we declared him far too casual for a couture show, but the more we look, the more we like. He looks casual, but chic – and very comfortable, which is important with guys who aren’t necessarily inclined to put a lot of work into their clothes. We wouldn’t have thought so, but the slim cut of those pants really looks great on him. Score: 7/1o. She did more work than he did (as is usually the case), but his simple elegance really shines here.

Combined score: 7/10. Like we said, they look like they’re starring in a movie about a beautiful couple attending Paris fashion shows. That’s both a good and a not-so good thing at the same time.


[Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images,]

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