Kruger first gained international notice for her impressive role as Tracy in 2004’s Troy. Since then, she’s made headlines for both her film performances and fashionable looks.
She usually opts for couture gowns when attending red carpet appearances, yet can often be seen in casual denim ensembles and blazer-and-pants combinations. She enjoys sporting unique silhouettes like this black and white Giambattisa Valli spring 2013 couture mini dress as evidence of that fact.
1. She likes to keep things simple
Diane Kruger epitomizes elegance when it comes to fashion. While best known for her roles as Helen of Troy in Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy, Bridget von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Abigail Chase in Jon Turteltaub’s National Treasure – Kruger has established herself as one of Hollywood’s premier actresses. A regular at red carpet events where she dons designer gowns from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prabal Gurung as well as elegant everyday outfits –
Kruger prefers simple outfits with monochrome and crisp colors when dressing for casual days out. She favors classic Breton shirts paired with cropped kickflare jeans, worn with either trainers or heeled boots and accessorised with sunglasses or heeled boots and accessorised with either beret, lipstick or a chic tote bag – while adding an artistic tie of pink neckerchief instantly elevates casual daywear to French chic levels.
She is adept at mixing prints, though preferring to keep to one color palette so as not to overstimulate or make the look too busy or loud. For instance, her printed silk tunic and matching trousers make outfitting herself easier on Monday morning while sleek black accessories help her veer clear of pyjama territory.
Kruger doesn’t shy away from taking risks with her outfit choices when she hits the stage at night. While some stars prefer body-hugging silhouettes or thigh-high slits to show off their physiques, Kruger instead opts for pieces with unique textures, colors and details to emphasize her feminine shape.
She wore this off-the-shoulder burnt orange J. Mendel dress to the National Treasure premiere in 2009, which perfectly highlighted her slim and petite frame. To complement it, she kept the rest of her ensemble simple with just a gold clutch bag and simple stud earrings; thus letting the dress shine bright.
As she showed with this silver floral Chanel dress at the CFDA Awards in 2009, she wasn’t afraid of rocking bodycon mini dresses either – as evidenced by this silver floral number at which she looked just as great on as on its model who originally sported it before her.
2. She likes to be unique
Diane Kruger may be one half of Hollywood’s biggest ’90s heartthrob duo (with Joshua Jackson), but that doesn’t mean her fashion sense has become stagnant. The German actress is well known for blending glamorous red carpet looks with more casual street style looks to ensure her ensembles remain modern and refined.
Kruger first made her mark as a top model, landing campaigns for Chanel and Dolce and Gabbana before transitioning into acting. Kruger quickly made waves in film world with roles in notable projects like Troy and Inglourious Basterds while becoming a red carpet regular during awards season wearing gowns by top designers such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prabal Gurung gowns – former runway stars for both brands are an epitome of grace, whether she wears sequined sequin dresses or black velvet number! Kruger is poised and elegant no matter which way her hairstyle or outfit she wears her gown.
While Kruger tends to prefer more casual looks than many actresses, that doesn’t stop her from showing off her curves in figure-hugging dresses. Instead, she tends to opt for longer silhouettes featuring special textures or detailing rather than plunging necklines and midriff-baring garments.
At the 2021 Met Gala, Kruger donned an eye-catching floral-print Giambattisa Valli couture mini dress that was both dramatic and romantic. For Welcome to Marwen premiere she donned it again, pairing it with metallic heels and an eye-catching flower choker for a modern take. At Cesar Awards she went for glamour again by donning a pale blue Armani Prive gown featuring gold scallop details and sheer skirt for maximum impact.
Kruger often opts for glamour, yet isn’t afraid to show her seductive side from time to time. At the 2010 Oscars she accentuated her curves in an ultra-sexy Jason Wu white long-sleeve dress while at Vanity Fair Oscar party she donned red silk Calvin Klein Resort 2011 dress; for their Oscar party she switched into red silk Calvin Klein Resort 2011 dress; then for Koma fall 2023 dress she added some drama with black opera gloves and simple Repossi earrings from Repossi earrings from Repossi!
3. She likes to be bold
Diane Kruger may shy away from wearing trendiest pieces on the red carpet, but that doesn’t stop her from taking risks with her street style. From wearing miniskirts with chunky heels or clingy midis dresses – to even sometimes donning berets as part of her look (but make sure that it matches with her outfit). Diane’s fashion sense has strong French influences so don’t be surprised to see an actress sporting one of her signature berets (provided it matches up perfectly with her outfit).
Although Diane does not shy away from high slits or bare midriffs when dressing up, modesty remains paramount when she dresses up. She opts for occasion-appropriate hemlines that complement her figure and silhouettes that suit her figure; for instance, at Cannes Film Festival 2006 she made off-the-shoulder an official trend by wearing this gold tulle gown with off-shoulder detail; it even added pops of color before it became mainstream! Diane enjoys adding prints or colors into her looks; this green floral Chanel minidress with knee high leather boots added edge into feminine ensemble.
If you want to add some flair to your everyday looks, try pairing a printed tunic or blouse with tailored trousers for an eye-catching yet classic ensemble that works both at work and during weekend trips. Just be careful that any other accessories don’t veer into becoming part of an inappropriate pyjama set!
Add an edge to your trouser suit game by layering on a blazer or jacket. This green Miu Miu set features a ruched bodice with sheer sleeves for an unforgettable day-to-night piece, completed by smart black accessories and loose updo from actress Angelina Jolie.
Matching sets are an essential component of any wardrobe, and Kruger shows this perfectly with her peach skirt and purse ensemble – though there may not be exact matches, but their different shades of pink balance out for an effortlessly chic ensemble.
4. She likes to match her man
Diane Kruger has made quite an impactful transition since beginning her acting career: from modeling for Chanel and Dior campaigns, to fashion models such as Anna Wintour (she starred in major campaigns with both), to red carpet style with ease since becoming an actress. From chic mini dresses to mesmerizing va-va-voom gowns, Kruger never misses a beat when selecting an ensemble; Kruger is known to switch things up often between tailored tailoring looks and stunning lace and sheer looks without ever failing to look fabulous no matter what!
Matchy-matchy outfits may sometimes appear forced or boring; but when executed well – as seen with this orange peplum top and matching trousers worn by actress Eliza Dushku as she appeared at a film festival alongside fiance Norman – they work beautifully. The combination of texture tunic with matching pants removes any confusion as to which top goes with which trousers; plus adding sleek black accessories keeps this ensemble out of pyjama territory.
Kruger shows she knows how to rock red carpet fashion even without donning an elaborate gown. At God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards that year, she showed off her legs while wearing this black floral Naeem Khan spring 2015 dress while attending. To complete the look she accessorized it with round sunglasses and a red bag.
Kruger makes wearing this much lace look effortless, as she donned this Chanel two-piece couture outfit at the Charles James Costume Institute Gala in 2014 and completed the look with a Judith Leiber clutch bag.
Kruger loves her cape pieces. At the CFDA Awards in 2012, she donned this long-sleeved Prabal Gurung dress featuring an eye-catching contrast trim halter neckline and accessorized it with a domino box clutch for maximum impact.
Kruger may not typically choose garments with low necklines or midriff-baring designs, but she knows how to rock a high slit in style. While attending the premiere of her movie The Infiltrator she chose this white Emilia Wickstead spring 2015 mini dress and added drama with both hair and makeup choices.