Fug or Fab: Diane Kruger


I’ve NEVER understood clear purses. Nobody wants to see the tornado of debris banging around inside mine.

But if you’re going to do it, I guess putting only a giant red wallet inside, which matches your shoes, is a snazzy way to go. Especially when you have a good-looking place to keep your phone:

As for Diane’s outfit, I can’t tell if it’s a delicate suit-dress with surprising shoes, or a lost, confused blazer with stress pimples.

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Comments (51):

  1. qwertygirl
    +22

    The only thing I do like are the shoes and the purse. The dress thing is weird. It reminds me of a bedspread on the guest room bed at my grandmother’s when I was a kid. One’s formalwear should never inspire a memory of a chenille bedspread from 1975.

  2. Lisa
    +13

    I need an option for, “It’s great in theory, but I’m not ready for the return of linebacker shoulder pads.” I love the idea and the color combination. I just wish the shoulders weren’t quite to wide.

    • LoriK
      +12

      I was also wishing for a “great in theory, but…” option. The proportions of that dress are really off and it’s making my eye twitch.

  3. Lizzy
    +8

    Maybe if the dress was more fitted up top it might look good, but as is, she’ swimming in it.

  4. MegoPachego
    +2

    She looks fantastic, as usual, but this seems to be an iteration of the middle aged woman getting married in the courthouse look. So, it’s super classy, but a little out of place, I think.

  5. Other Emily
    +5

    It is definitely weird. But I think she’s working it. I’m an admitted big fan, so maybe I’m just biased, but I think she looks good. I like the bold red shoes and wallet with the soft pink dress. It’s sort of jarring but not clashy. Pacey, of course, is looking excellent, if a bit thin these days.

  6. jane
    +2

    applause
    not easy to find a lipstick exactly the same color of nail polish and… she made it!
    eyes can see a demonstration of groundbreaking skill.
    the blue stain, hell no! But it’s for a cause… to not color blinded

  7. Megan
    +5

    Stumpifying. Should have just worn Pacey. Especially with the way he looks in that photo. Drooooooool.

    • fox
      +4

      so gross
      whoever is her tailor must be in jail condemned for such a lack of aesthetic taste

  8. Julia
    +11

    It’s not working for me. But Pacey sure as heck is. So I’m just going to look at him and forget the issues I have with Diane’s selections today.

  9. Alex
    +5

    The material is fine, the shape is fine, but the sleeves and the lapels are weird. I’d have preferred a sleeveless simple shape if she wanted the accessories to pop.

  10. Kate B
    +4

    Awww, I’m just loving that she’s at an Autism Speaks event, given her recent role.

  11. BrownEyedBetty
    +6

    An uncharacteristic misstep IMO. And those gawdawful floppy sleeves……

  12. Meggiemoo
    +11

    In other news, Pacey looks gorgeous!

  13. TheReset
    +9

    Hot damn, Pacey!

  14. Frances
    +6

    At first look, I said (in my head), “oooooo, pretty!”

    Then I thought, “but is it a little too roomy?”

    Then I thought about the red and pink together.

    Then I thought WORDS.

    Thank you for taking this journey with me.

  15. Kristan
    +2

    Anyone else thinking this outfit is a good way to hide a baby bump?

    • fox
      0

      why trying to hide it… who cares? would not be the first case of pregnancy
      to disguise it as it should I would expect her to stay at home

  16.  Jen S. 2.0
    +2

    This should be thoroughly awful. Why does she look so good in it?

  17. jerkygirl
    +21

    The dress screams “old school nurse” to me, especially with that pin where her nametag should go. If it were white polyester and she was wearing a cap, ohandalso white clogs and latex gloves, she’d be set for a guest appearance on General Hospital circa 1976.

    Pacey, otoh, looks better than I’ve ever seen him. I like the haircut and the cut of the suit. The absence of a v-neck t-shirt under his jacket is also a ginormous plus. :)

    • Katie
      +2

      That’s what I thought, like a kid’s cheesy nurse Halloween costume–the fabric and accessories are fine, but geez, it’s a dumb dress.

    • Julia
      +4

      Ha! Perfect. It’s like formalwear for Nurse Dixie McCall :)

    • bookworm
      +1

      My first thought was “stewardess,” but, yes, the nurse analogy works better.

    • Antof9
      +2

      Yes! My first thought was “oddly nurse-y.” Because of course, it IS Halloween time :)

    • giggleswick
      +2

      Yep, “weird sexy nurse” costume was the first thing I thought before I took a closer look and realized it wasn’t a Halloween event. Probably not what she was going for.

  18. AliceBlue
    +3

    I’m going with confused blazer with stress pimples. (It’s obviously the opinion of the woman off to the side in the first picture).

  19. Gina Waters
    +5

    She is beautiful. But that dress looks like a bed-jacket my grandmother wore in 1973. Not flattering for her delicate frame in either color or shape.

    • BrownEyedBetty
      +2

      She *is* absolutely beautiful. To have her legs: a girl can dream….

  20.  HelenBackAgain
    +3

    It’s a blazer made of skin with pimples. That color, ugh. Also, the plastic pencil box is stupid and so are the clown shoes. Throw it all out and start over. Undo that Robert Palmer Girl head styling, too.

    Just to be equal-opportunity about it, Pacey needs to shave what really looks like dirt off his face, and his pants are too tight. I don’t need to see Joshua’s Jackson, thank you please.

    • Heather S.
      +1

      But would we even recognize him clean shaven these days? My JJ exposure is Shutter/Fringe era, I don’t think I necessarily would.

      I found myself (ehem) distracted by the fit of the pants. I get the sense that JJ doesn’t really like wearing suits and isn’t 100% comfortable in them.

      • HelenBackAgain
        +1

        I know him from Dawson’s, so I would definitely recognize him. Also I just hate the scruffy look, and am over it, both.

  21. Heather S.
    +4

    I just can’t get past thinking the dress is the pattern of an 80′s power bitch suit jacket done from a bedspread, but not in a Scarlett O’Hara “I saw it in the window and I HAD to have it” way.In a really bad way. And like 2 sized too big made all the more obvious by the lack of a bottom.

    Also I’m pretty sure that’s not a purse, it’s a pencil case. Maybe she forgot her purse and JJ got tired of carrying her wallet around for her (if he’s anything like my husband). It is an Autism Speaks event (which btw makes me love them both), there may have been pencil holder swag there.

    • HelenBackAgain
      +1

      In addition to appreciating the growing awareness about autism, I love that this event provided you a reason to type “pencil holder swag.”

  22. Fabozz
    +2

    Ugh. This is what the nurses wear at Armani General.

  23. tat2dgrl77
    +3

    Everyone feels the same why I did when I saw the second pictures…PACEY! Love him!

  24. Jenz
    +1

    I think we need to go on bump watch with Ms. Diane. Think about it. This dress has just the right fabric stiffness to hide a bump. The presence of roots approximately two months (at least) old. The dying-jellyfish romper from the other day. All the loose clothes…and in the last week of pics, she’s had this ‘take the pic, paps, before I barf’ look of queasiness to her face.

  25. Isadora
    0

    Is she wearing a wedding band or just a fashion ring?

  26.  gryt
    +1

    Fancy nurse.

  27. Electric Landlady
    +1

    The dress looks like a Sexy Dental Hygienist outfit. Loving the bag and shoes though.

  28. The What
    0

    I read at first “when you have a good-looking PEACE to keep your phone” and thought, “Naughty Fug Girls!” and then reread and realized – nope, I am the one with the dirty mind. They look great.

  29. Michelle
    +2

    Ah, the clear plastic purse. I used to carry one. Because I worked in retail, and we were only allowed to carry clear bags, to prevent theft. Is this really what she’s hoping to evoke?

  30. Claire1
    +2

    I think if the dress were cropped up to a short jacket and paired with some slim slacks ( different color obviously) and something fitted underneath, I would love it ( pimples and all…that totally made me laugh Helen)….
    But this…..is just not.
    SHE, however is pretty as always.

  31. Jill Moran
    +3

    The dress reminds me of the sitcom from eons ago “Alice” so all I can say is “Kiss my grits!”

  32. Annie
    +2

    My reaction was, “Shhhhh. I’m looking at Pacey.”

  33. Sajorina
    0

    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Vicki
    +1

    We need a Pacey option.