This impossibly long winter may be dragging the best of us down, sartorially speaking, but style pros like Diane Kruger are still going strong. The actress stepped out in an effortlessly glam ensemble for dinner in New York with her boyfriend Joshua Jackson this week.
She chose a chic white collared shirt and black satin pants pairing for the occasion, topping it off with a delightfully ostentatious fur coat. The best part of her outfit though was the bright red Chanel lego clutch, which added a pop of colour and whimsical touch. I’d happily take one of those in every colour, please.
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Jason Wu‘s name has been on everyone’s lips since the moment Michelle Obama arrived at the 2013 Inaugural Ball this week in his custom scarlet red gown, the second time she’s bestowed such an honour on him. The New York-based designer has developed quite the following since that fateful day 4 years ago when MObama stepped out in his ivory creation at her first Inaugural Ball. He’s collaborated with Target, launched his contemporary line Miss Wu, and continued to dress leading ladies around the world in his glamourous and sophisticated designs.
Because we’re obsessed with all things Wu – and Mrs. Obama has given us the perfect excuse – we’ve gleefully trolled through the archives and rounded up the 10 most memorable red carpet moments courtesy of Jason Wu, inauguration outfits notwithstanding. From Diane Kruger (pictured above) and Karlie Kloss at the Met Ball to Zoe Saldana and Jessica Pare on the awards show circuit, the designer’s devotees always look nothing short of spectacular. Whether it’s a whimsical bow-topped gown for Michelle Williams, a pink princess frock for Fan Bingbing or a sexy LBD for Jaime King, Jason Wu never fails to deliver.
Karlie Kloss at Met Ball 2012 (pictured with the designer)
Michelle Williams at Venice Film Festival 2010
Sarah Gadon at Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Fan Bingbing at Tokyo International Film Festival 2011
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Diane Kruger in custom Nina Ricci at Cannes International Film Festival
From awards shows to movie premieres to fashion parties, it’s been quite a year on the red carpets. We saw new sartorial heroines emerge, like Jennifer Lawrence during her Hunger Games promotional tour, as well as established greats like Michelle Williams and Diane Kruger continue to bring their A games. With stunning look after stunning look to choose from, selecting a short list of the 10 best dressed of 2012 was a near impossible task. With much deliberation, we finally settled on the 10 that made our jaws drop and raised the red carpet bar.
What do you think of our top 10 best dressed of the year – did we nail it, or did we miss some of your favourites? Do tell!
Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier at the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards
January Jones in Zac Posen at 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton at 2012 Academy Awards
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Diane Kruger stepping out on to a red carpet is always good fashion blog fodder, but it’s especially so when she sports a design by Jason Wu. The actress attended the opening of the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique at the Place Vendome in Paris last night, and looked downright fabulous in a navy lace jumpsuit from Wu’s Spring 2013 collection and vintage-looking animal print fur coat on top.
A jumpsuit has been on my wish list for some time now, and while I’d originally envisioned a chic black version, that just won’t do anymore. I’m now officially on the hunt for a jumpsuit just as glam as Diane’s. No easy task, I’m afraid.
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012
Just one last TIFF 2012 post, I promise! I couldn’t let the film festival pass us by without bowing down to the most memorable looks from the past 10 days. Jennifer Lawrence in a Dior haute couture dress and sleek dark ‘do easily took the title of best dressed for me, but it was a close race for second place.
Lily Collins and Diane Kruger stunned in embellished short numbers by Balmain and Valentino respectively, while Keira Knightley and Rachel McAdams both chose beautiful Elie Saab gowns. Which TIFF red carpet look was your favourite?
Diane Kruger in Valentino Couture Fall 2012
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Fall 2012
Lily Collins in Balmain Pre-Fall 2012
Keira Knightley in Elie Saab Couture Fall 2012
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Remember when Diane Kruger owned Cannes? I’ve missed her daily red carpet appearances, so I was delighted to see her – in a beret, no less! – at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2012 show.
Completing her unmistakably Parisian look was a midi, full-skirted denim dress from Chanel‘s Resort 2013 collection, an eye-catching ear cuff, a metallic clutch and a pair of spiked, pointy-toe flats. None of the pieces individually was anything to write
home a blog post about, but together made for a rather perfect ensemble for taking in the couture shows in Paris. And that’s exactly what Diane did.
Images via TFS
Diane Kruger in Chanel Resort 2013
After 12 days of nonstop celebrity red carpet fashions, the 2012 edition of the Cannes Film Festival sadly came to an end yesterday. Because we’re obviously already in withdrawal, we thought we’d relive our favourite sartorial moments with – what else? – a best dressed list.
Leading the pack with a perfect run at Cannes this year was Diane Kruger, who wore three of our most memorable looks. She donned an ethereal mint green Giambattista Valli couture gown on opening night and continued to blow us away throughout the festival. Her Nina Ricci dress at the “Killing Them Softly” premiere was divine, while her Chanel frock at the amFAR Gala was quite possibly our favourite look of hers ever. Her hair, make-up and accessories were impeccable too.
Models Liya Kebede and Natasha Poly looked nothing short of fabulous in a sharp Roberto Cavalli suit and head-to-toe Gucci respectively. Actress Bérénice Bejo was a lovely surprise in a printed Giambattista Valli dress with Olympia Le-Tan book clutch in hand, while Paz Vega looked fierce in a feathered Stephane Rolland couture creation.
Vogue Nippon Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo stunned in white Alberta Ferretti, Chinese actress Yao Xingtong looked gorgeous in blue Elie Saab couture, and Kirsten Dunst was picture perfect in a to-die-for Dolce & Gabbana dress and Charlotte Olympia shoe pairing.
There you have it – our 10 best dressed at the 65th Festival de Cannes. Who made your list?
Liya Kebede in Roberto Cavalli
Natasha Poly in Gucci Fall 2012
Diane Kruger in custom Nina Ricci
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Last night, The Met’s Costume Institute Gala saw movie stars, musicians, designers and models walk the most fashionable red carpet of the year. Though I missed the first ever livestreaming of the arrivals, I’ve gotten all caught up on who wore what via the countless photos on the internet, and have landed on my best dressed of the evening.
The top spot easily goes to Cate Blanchett in a feather embellished black Alexander McQueen gown – a showstopping combination. Following closely behind is gala co-chair Carey Mulligan in a sequinned Prada number and the most incredible ‘do. A risk-taking Diane Kruger, also in Prada, is a controversial pick with her voluminous purple gown and its feathered hem, but I loved it.
Rounding out my best dressed list are the stunning Rooney Mara and knockout Gisele Bündchen, both in Givenchy Haute Couture. Black is anything but boring when Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci is involved (let’s pretend we never saw this).
Did you watch the red carpet arrivals live? Which were your favourite looks?
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Diane Kruger wore a beautifully embroidered cape from Jason Wu‘s Fall 2012 collection to the opening of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami Beach, Florida earlier this week. Actually, she donned the cape and nothing else but a pair of Gucci ‘Kelis’ sandals on her feet. Meaning, no pants!
So what’s the verdict, ladies and gents – is this ensemble daring or ridiculous? I’m on the fence. But, either way, I sure admire Diane’s gutsy sense of style.
Jason Wu Fall 2012
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If you’re still trying to get over having missed out on the Missoni for Target collection, as many of us are, this piece of news should help you move on: the next designer to collaborate with Target is confirmed to be Jason Wu!
The collection, which will hit stores and online February 5, 2012, will feature “clothes and accessories that are easily convertible from day to evening — sophisticated, feminine dresses, mix-and-match separates and playful accessories all with a bit of charm and dressed-up attitude,” said Wu.
Price tags will range from $20 to $60 – rather reasonable prices to pay to get your hands on designs from the man who’s dressed the likes of Michelle Obama and Diane Kruger. ”My collection for Target embodies my signature aesthetic of feminine sophistication, with a mischievous nod to the 1960s,” Wu noted. “I’ve had an incredible experience partnering with Target, and I am looking forward to bringing these affordable designs to women across the country.”
Based on the one sketch alone, I’m already incredibly excited for this collaboration. Are you? Watch the preview video here to decide.
Images via Contact Music, Fashionologie