32 Diane Kruger Red Carpet Moments That Are Fabulously Kooky, Because She's A Self-Styled Inspiration

It's a truth universally acknowledged that Diane Kruger is the best self-styled movie star in the world. I mean, can you think of anyone else — let alone anyone else sans stylist — out there who dresses with as much consistently on-point flair as she does? She's never been one to shy away from tricky silhouettes, out-there prints, or downright kooky design concepts — and it's always worked out in her favor. After all, her superlative festival style puts her right on a level with other international fashion queens the likes of Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o, and Zhang Ziyi.

So, with that in mind, let's take a look at some of her biggest off-the-wall successes — sure, she knows how to rock the classic red carpet princess look as well as any — but it's her fun, avant garde, and ever-so-slightly eccentric sensibilities that have really put her on the map as a style icon.

At the 2015 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala

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Crazy-pants? Yes. Awesome? Incidentally, also yes.

At the Cannes Premiere of 'Maryland

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Not everyone has the guts to sport giant sequin roses on their chests, not even at Cannes.

At the 2015 Met Gala

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Honestly, can you you think of anyone else who could pull off sheer, sequined Chanel pants this well? I think not.

At the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

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Ooh! Another pair of epically-deployed red carpet pants.

At the New York Premiere of 'The Affair'

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Kruger gave classic Old Hollywood an eccentrically-printed twist in a lovely, off-beat Michael Van Der Ham number.

At the 'InStyle' 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Few people can wear Prabal Gurung to better effect than Ms. Kruger here.

At the 2014 TCA Panel for 'The Bridge'

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Advanced Colorblocking 301.

At the Season 2 Premiere of 'The Bridge'

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Reason #13124 why Mary Katrantzou is the actual best.

At a Paley Center Event for 'The Bridge'

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Ooh, the bright yellow shoes totally make these separates sing.

On 'Extra' with Demian Bichir

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Another day, another pair of kick-ass shoes.

At the 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards

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Diane Kruger + Giambattista Valli = MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN.

At the Launch of Peter Pilotto x Target

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Rocking mixed prints to the max.

At the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer Event

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A sheer, floral, voluminous, satin-y jumpsuit? Only Kruger could make this Erdem number look as fab as it does here.

At the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gala Dinner

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Wearing purple velvet Alberta Ferretti like a true Tudor-era queen.

At the 2013 Fox All-Star Party

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More Katrantzou/Kruger fabulousness.

At the 2013 Met Gala

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Can we make this the official petition for Kruger to rock dip-dyed hair, smoky cat eyes, and sheer black Chanel Couture always?

At the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Host'

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Here’s some more sheer black awesomeness, this time with an assist from some seriously cool earrings.

At the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

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Take note: Graphic, voluminous, and caped Giambattista Valli is kind of the best thing ever (especially when accessorized with Joshua Jackson).

At MoMA's Event Honoring Quentin Tarantino

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More Prabal Gurung perfection.

At Chanel Fall Couture 2012

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I’m not the hugest fan of the beret, but girl is working that voluminous denim.

At the 2012 NHL Awards

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Who knew an entirely sheer, hot pink lace skirt could be this chic?

At the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

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This Christian Dior confection honestly belongs in a museum somewhere.

At the 2012 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala

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Ooh, another ultra voluminous dress (this time courtesy of Chanel, again).

At the 2012 Met Gala

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A true bow down moment if ever there was one.

At the Berlinale Photo Call for 'Les Adieux De La Reine’

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Prints mixed to perfection.

At the ‘Liaisons Au Louvre II’ Charity Gala Dinner

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Neon orange and pale green should always go hand in hand.

At the 2011 Cesar Film Awards

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Chanel + Art Deco + Diane Kruger = Style Win.

At the Sidaction Gala Dinner

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Like Pretty in Pink meets Karl Lagerfeld.

At the 2010 Oscars

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This Chanel number was a bit divisive, but love it or hate it, you’ve got to admit she’s doing it justice.

At the Berlin Premiere of 'Sherlock Holmes'

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Just plain cool.

At the Melbourne Premiere of 'Inglourious Basterds'

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If you didn’t look at this picture and seriously consider purchasing a bow tie and a pair of suspenders, you’re lying.

At the Chanel 'Fete D'Hiver' Fall Gala

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Never stop wearing voluminous Chanel, Diane.