Diane Kruger in Lanvin

Posted on November 26, 2012

Longtime kittens know that we’re big proponents of dressing for the venue. In other words, a red carpet is not a photocall is not a TV appearance. And even then there are various types of red carpets, from the Oscars to the opening of a big-budget action film to the opening of an animated holiday feature. This means that the average actress has an array of images to choose from, if she’s smart about her style choices.

A Christmas tree lighting ceremony, however, is something of a rarity, however, and it’s probably not surprising that when a celeb gets asked to do it, they tend to, well, OVERdo it. Just a skosh.


Diane Kruger attends the switching on of the Christmas lights along the Champs Elysees in Paris in Lanvin.

Lanvin Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Lauren Bigelow (NEXT)

Lanvin Fall 2012 Collection

We’ll give her credit for trying, though. She managed to marry her high-fashion cred with a little bit of twee holiday sugarplum fairy. We can only point to one thing she did wrong – that belt, which really doesn’t go with the dress at all, nor does it work for such an overtly holiday-themed look – but that doesn’t mean she got the rest of it right. We guess it comes down to … we just don’t love this dress. It’s heavy and stiff, and pairing it with a turtleneck and thigh-highs just makes it look more so. On the other hand, her hair and makeup are flawless, which is nice to see.

[Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Pixplanete/PR Photos, style.com]

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