I’ve been a little lacking on the blog as of late. I apologise and offer part one of a style icon feature on the wonderful Diane Kruger. This seemed appropriate as I started with her (and Joshua Jackson) last year and she’s on the cover of Marie Claire this month. (That may be my only reason for buying it…and the free eyeliner.) There is no real order or pattern to these. And I have a feeling that Style Icon posts on Ms Kruger will become a semi regular feature because she can pretty much do no wrong.
First up is this incredible Fendi jumpsuit. It has a great silhouette with the slightly tapered legs and the neckline adds a bit of sexiness. Plus those interesting straps make you look twice. Everything else is paired down to go with this full on outfit.
Wearing Calvin Klein at the Met Costume Gala we get a very different look from the playsuit – Calvin Klein at its minimalistic best. Not everyone could pull off this simple and elegant dress and still make it sexy as hell but Kruger is one that definitely can.
Another Met Ball but a very different dress – this time we have Prada. At first glance I don’t love it but the more I look the more I love. The colour is beautiful and the flowy nature of the entire dress works perfectly for Kruger’s model figure. The feathers at the hem add the right amount of drama to the event and the winning piece? That beautiful necklace that totally plays off the colour of the dress and the 70s feel.
This Stella McCartney outfit plays on masculine edges and we know how much I love that. The basic beautifully cut fitted waistcoat allows the flowered trousers to take the focus. Their tapered legs again keep the slim-line yet still androgynous feel but those stilettos add femininity. I love it.
More androgyny for the photocall for The Host – this time Victoria Beckham. The white shirt is great but the true star of this outfit is the tailored sleeveless jacket/dress. I adore it all and the chunky chain just adds a great punky detail.
Wearing Vivienne Westwood at the Cannes Film Festival. Does anything really need to be said about this? Just look at the structure of the bodice combined with the beautifully soft draping over the hip. And all in show-stopping sequins. J’adore.
More androgyny, courtesy of Chanel. But this time with a bow tie! The sleeveless white shirt means that some feminity shines through, as does the thin nature of the braces. The trousers have some great pleats and are tapered (as Kruger loves her trousers to be). Then you have the patent heels. (And also, shirt stud at the shirt collar? Inspired.)
The winning feature of this outfit is the turquoise shoes paired with the fuschia dress. The Prada dress is beautiful in its own right (as are the shoes) but combined? A winner. But back to the dress. The gathering at the bust? The structured waist? Those sleeves? The demure midi length? Perfection.
This Marchesa dress shows why I’m such a fan of that label. It is a brilliant combination of pattern, decoration and cut. This is why you have a label with two designers who have specialities in different areas – so they can design and create beautiful dresses like this.
I think I’m done with my girl crush right now but, be warned, it will be returning. With fashion choices like this how could it not?