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
Crazy-pants? Yes. Awesome? Incidentally, also yes.
At the Cannes Premiere of 'Maryland
Not everyone has the guts to sport giant sequin roses on their chests, not even at Cannes.
At the 2015 Met Gala
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
Ooh! Another pair of epically-deployed red carpet pants.
At the New York Premiere of 'The Affair'
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
Few people can wear Prabal Gurung to better effect than Ms. Kruger here.
At the 2014 TCA Panel for 'The Bridge'
Advanced Colorblocking 301.
At the Season 2 Premiere of 'The Bridge'
Reason #13124 why Mary Katrantzou is the actual best.
At a Paley Center Event for 'The Bridge'
Ooh, the bright yellow shoes totally make these separates sing.
On 'Extra' with Demian Bichir
Another day, another pair of kick-ass shoes.
At the 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards
Diane Kruger + Giambattista Valli = MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN.
At the Launch of Peter Pilotto x Target
Rocking mixed prints to the max.
At the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer Event
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
Wearing purple velvet Alberta Ferretti like a true Tudor-era queen.
At the 2013 Fox All-Star Party
More Katrantzou/Kruger fabulousness.
At the 2013 Met Gala
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'
Here’s some more sheer black awesomeness, this time with an assist from some seriously cool earrings.
At the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Party
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
More Prabal Gurung perfection.
At Chanel Fall Couture 2012
I’m not the hugest fan of the beret, but girl is working that voluminous denim.
At the 2012 NHL Awards
Who knew an entirely sheer, hot pink lace skirt could be this chic?
At the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
This Christian Dior confection honestly belongs in a museum somewhere.
At the 2012 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Ooh, another ultra voluminous dress (this time courtesy of Chanel, again).
At the 2012 Met Gala
A true bow down moment if ever there was one.
At the Berlinale Photo Call for 'Les Adieux De La Reine’
Prints mixed to perfection.
At the ‘Liaisons Au Louvre II’ Charity Gala Dinner
Neon orange and pale green should always go hand in hand.
At the 2011 Cesar Film Awards
Chanel + Art Deco + Diane Kruger = Style Win.
At the Sidaction Gala Dinner
Like Pretty in Pink meets Karl Lagerfeld.
At the 2010 Oscars
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'
Just plain cool.
At the Melbourne Premiere of 'Inglourious Basterds'
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
Never stop wearing voluminous Chanel, Diane.