Let’s set the scene. Chanel party, champagne flowing, venue looking sleek and trendy and all the VIPs in the fashion world present, including a certain Miss Diane Kruger. As a brand ambassador, it wouldn’t be a Chanel party without her in attendance!
Diane Kruger is the epitome of Hollywood cool. Born in Germany, she now splits her time between the US and France. And perhaps this is what has made her style so unique. Sometimes classic, sometimes all-out daring, this combination has always ensured Diane’s place in best-dressed lists all over the globe.
Rather annoyingly, it seems that it would take something extraordinary for Diane to look bad. Whether she’s being papped doing a spot of shopping, on a date with beau Joshua Jackson or on the red carpet, her presence as a phenomenally dressed woman is always noticed. So what are the secrets to her style success?
Daytime casual comes easily to Diane. She likes to stick to pure lines and team them with cute accessories. For instance, a simple white tee, with some striped trousers, designer bag and a studded baker boy cap= a simple but none the less fun and very fashionable outfit. A little bit of American chick meets European sophistication is a good combination for Diane. Whilst running errands she teams a contemporary print dress with a petite denim waistcoat, floppy fedora and of course some big heels!
Evening glamour is where Diane’s beauty really shines through. She’s a fan of statement dresses, whether this is through glitter, unusual cuts and textures or colour clashing. This is a refreshing change from the generic floor length strapless gowns that you tend to see some actresses wearing at premieres. She also likes to fly the flag for lesser known designers. Just look how beautiful she looks in this luxurious white satin cut-away dress by Cushnie et Ochs at the GQ Men of the year 2012 party. Red statements lips and an artfully draped jacket complete the look perfectly.
As previously mentioned, Chanel is the one for Diane. Not many people could pull off this beret and puffed A-line dress teamed with Brian Atwood black suede boot combo, but Parisian chic suited Diane well at the Chanel couture SS13 show. And refreshingly, Diane proves that the belief that the more skin, the sexier the outfit, is completely unfounded. She looks amazing in this demure black Valentino design which displays her ability to always choose something fashionable and a little bit different for the red carpet.
So if you want to take a leaf out of Diane’s very fashionable book, then remember these tips:
- For daytime style, team simple cuts with interesting accessories. Note, Diane once said what she likes never really changes. Think baker boy caps, waistcoats and cute sandals. If it aint broke then don’t fix it!
- For evening glamour taking risks can pay off and set you apart from the crowd. Why not wear something a little more daring to your next big social event. Don’t be a sheep!
- Try and become Karl Lagerfeld’s next muse. Then you can sip champagne and exchange style tips with Diane at the next big Chanel event!